Sunday, June 13, 2010

Phoenix Coyotes Organization Among Many Mourning Loss

Last Friday, the Phoenix Coyotes released a statement regarding the sudden death of the team's long-time massage therapist, Jukka Nieminen:
The Phoenix Coyotes are saddened to report the tragic passing of the team’s long-time massage therapist, Jukka Nieminen, earlier today.
On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, we extend our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences to Jukka’s family and friends.
The family asks for privacy at this difficult time.
After reading this, I decided to search the internet for more information and found an article on FSArizona that reported an even sadder part to this story:
The sad irony is that he has family and friends from literally all over the world were gathering in Rhode Island for what was supposed to be his wedding ceremony that was to take place on Saturday.
Nieminen was only 37 years old and leaves behind his fianc√©, Amy, and two children, Alexandra and Caroline.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as the entire Coyotes organization!!

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