Ex-Yale stalwart Mandi Schwartz dies

Updated: April 5, 2011, 12:34 AM ET
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Mandi Schwartz, a Yale women's hockey player who was the subject of a continent-wide search for a bone-marrow donor, died on Sunday after a battle with leukemia. She was 23.

Schwartz died at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, surrounded by her loved ones after an illness of almost two years.

She was a forward on Yale's women's hockey team and had a string of 73 consecutive games played, a player known for her tenacity and spirit.

She was also the sister of St. Louis Blues' 2010 first-round ...

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