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MSHSL Explains Why Jablonski Wasn’t On Ice For Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 7:37 am

The Minnesota State High School League is explaining why paralyzed hockey player Jack Jablonski was not on the ice after his team won the Class 2A state boys hockey championship.

Sophomore Jack Jablonski watched from a suite Saturday night as Benilde-St. Margaret’s beat Hill-Murray 5-1. Jablonski celebrated with his teammates in the locker room, but was not on the ice for the awards ceremony.

MSHSL executive director Dave Stead released a statement on the league’s Facebook page essentially saying that Jablonski couldn’t be allowed on the ice because the High School League’s $2 million Lifetime Catastrophic Insurance policy could have been in jeopardy, and the insurance carrier wouldn’t allow it. Jablonski’s high school coach Ken Pauly says Jack will recieive a medal.

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