Terrifying scene as youth hockey player collapses during summer skate

BY TRAVIS NEIL    JUNE 23, 2023  (12:58)
A horrifying scene took place at a youth practice in Russia, 16-year-old goaltender Savva Skotnikov collapsed on the ice during a summer training season with Kazan Ak Bars childrens and youth sports school.

The 16-year-old goaltender was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery after being diagnosed with a ruptured brain aneurysm. The surgery was successful, and he appears to be recovering nicely.


Skotnikov has since gone under 3 different surgeries following a rupture of the congenital cerebral aneurysm.


The team released this statement regarding the young goalie.

«Ak Bars Hockey Club provides comprehensive assistance to the hockey player and his family by keeping the situation under control.»

According to the team, Skotnikov has yet to regain consciousness.

We are wishing for a speedy recovery for Skotnikov
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