Northland defenseman Morgan loses life in Michigan after hit-and-run accident

Chris_MorganNorthland defenseman Chris Morgan was killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run accident in his hometown of Rochester Hills, Mich.

Morgan was just 22.

According to Click On Detroit, Morgan was found in a ditch Monday morning. He reportedly had an argument in a car with his girlfriend Saturday night and exited the car to walk home.

The suspect who reportedly hit Morgan said she thought she hit a deer and did not stop to survey any damage.

“Chris was a true LumberJack – hardworking, dedicated and passionate,” Northland coach Seamus Gregory said in a statement. “He will be missed by everyone in our locker room, athletic department, campus community and beyond. Chris was a competitor, an unbelievable teammate who believed in LumberJack hockey. He had great respect for its past and was a key piece of where we are today and where we are going tomorrow. For the alumni, family and friends and future players who didn’t have the opportunity to play with “Miggy,” the best way to describe him is he would block a shot for anyone, anytime, up by three in the first period or down by five in the third, it didn’t matter.

“He will forever be missed, never forgotten and always loved. Please keep his family, loved ones and teammates in your thoughts and prayers.”

Morgan skated two seasons for the LumberJacks, competing in 34 games and tallying two goals and five assists.

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