Former Merrimack forward Black dies after injuries suffered in car accident

Former Merrimack forward Jordan Black passed away Thursday morning (Nov. 28) after a car accident in suburban Detroit, according to The Mack Report.

Black was 30 and played for the Warriors from 2003-06 before going to Wayne State for the 2006-07 season, but did see any action at WSU.

In three seasons at Merrimack, Black, a native of Canton, Mich., played in 79 games and recorded 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points.

According to Black’s obituary, “his life WAS friends. Where there was a party Jordan was present. He held his friends in the utmost regard. His friends were everything to Jordan. His life WAS hockey. He played juniors and college and no matter where he went, family was there to cheer him. He made hockey his career by training young up and coming skaters from Alaska to Zimbabwe. If there was a rink, Jordan was there.”

Funeral services will be at St. Cyprian Catholic Church on Pennsylvania Road in Riverview, Mich., at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 and a memorial contribution fund is being arranged by the family.