Discussion

Costello dies from injury at charity hockey game

Updated: December 16, 2002, 10:27 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Les Costello, the former Toronto Maple Leafs player who left the NHL to become a priest, died Dec. 10 after being injured during a charity hockey game. He was 74.

Costello was admitted to Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital after sustaining a head injury during a Flying Fathers game.

He was injured when a puck got caught in his skates during the pregame warmups, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the ice. Costello was not wearing a helmet.

Costello ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ESPN TOP HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM