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Funeral held for Rick Rypien

Updated: August 20, 2011, 5:01 PM ET
Associated Press

BLAIRMORE, Alberta -- Nearly 1,000 people remembered Rick Rypien on Saturday in the arena where the Winnipeg Jets forward played his minor hockey.

Just days after the 27-year-old tough guy died suddenly in his southern Alberta home, a large crowd turned out on a bright sunny day at Albert Stella Arena for Rypien's funeral.

Rypien, who last played with the Vancouver Canucks, died Monday at his offseason home in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, where a police official said a call was answered ...

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