Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player who was paralyzed after a game on Dec. 30, is America's Choice for the 23rd annual Courage In Sports Award, according to the program's Facebook page. The winner was announced during a CBS special Sunday afternoon.
With help from therapists, Jack Jablonski crawled and experienced other "significant events," his family said Monday, posting new video of a therapy session. The Benilde-St. Margaret hockey player was paralyzed during a game last winter, and with intense therapy he is making small strides toward his ultimate goal of walking.
Nearly 800 people, including dozens of NHL players, were at the Xcel Energy Center Thursday night to celebrate the progress being made by Jack Jablonski. The Benilde-St. Margaret hockey player was paralyzed during a game last winter.
The Benilde-St. Margaret hockey player who sustained a paralyzing hit in a game last year is defying doctors, moving his arms and shooting for a clear goal: to walk again. The Pioneer Press talks to Jablonski about his therapy, a gala planned for Thursday night with the Minnesota Wild, and tweeting with his knuckles.
Checking from behind, like the illegal hit that paralyzed Jack Jablonski last December, will continue to trigger an automatic 5-minute major penalty in Minnesota youth hockey for at least another year. The Star Tribune reports the board of Minnesota Hockey voted 18-6 on Sunday to continue the rule change that elevated the penalty from two minutes to five. An ad hoc committee recommended going back to the original penalty structure while stepping up "education and accountability" of coaches, game officials and players.
Minnesota Hockey's board of directors is expected to vote Sunday whether to drop the tougher penalty structure that added more minutes for the most dangerous illegal hits. The rules were adopted soon after Jack Jablonski of Benilde-St. Margaret's was paralyzed by a check from behind. The Star Tribune reports the recommendation to undo the changes at the youth level stems from concerns the stiffer penalties take players off the ice for too long and hampers their ability to learn.
Jack Jablonski is back in the hospital for the second time since being discharged from rehab last month. According to a post on his CaringBridge page, the Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore has been up and down as he recovers from a serious spinal cord injury sustained in a hockey game last year.
The high school sophomore at Benilde-St. Margaret’s was hospitalized last week after "several alarming incidents." His mom wrote "our boy is back" on his CaringBridge website Tuesday night. Jablonski suffered a spinal cord injury during a hockey game last December.
The Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player was released from rehab a week ago, but according to his CaringBridge website he was taken to the emergency room with issues common with spinal cord injures.
Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player Jack Jablonski left the Sister Kenny institute, where he's been rehabbing since January 23. Jablonski was paralyzed in a hockey accident in late December. His family is moving into a handicapped-accessible apartment until their home is remodeled.
It looks like Jack Jablonski will get a championship medal after all. He wasn’t on the ice after Benilde-St. Margaret’s big win Saturday night because he wasn’t on the official roster. But the high school league says schools can ask for additional hardware for certain players, and Jablonski fits that bill.
Benilde-St. Margaret took home their third state hockey tournament trophy after a what their coach describes as a 'life-changing' season. Coach Ken Pauly says the team was inspired by injured teammate, sophomore Jack Jablonski. He says the boys 'grew in a million different ways.'
Jack Jablonski accomplished one of his goals Thursday night. The 16 year old surprised his Benilde-St. Margaret's teammates in the locker room before their section playoff game. Jablonski was paralyzed in a hockey game nearly two months ago, and has been an inspiration to the world ever since.
The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore continues to make progress following his paralyzing injury in late December. WCCO talked with captains from both the Benilde-St. Margaret's and Wayzata hockey teams about the devastating accident and the aftermath following Jablonski's injury.