Salvis Hospitalized After Injury

Updated: February 28, 2016

The Corner Brook Royals were dealt a major blow after their star import, Ryan Salvis was taken to the hospital after suffering a major injury during game 2 of the Central West Senior Hockey League finals against the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts.  Salvis was a major part of the Royals team this season, racking up 30 points (6G, 24A) and showed that he was one of the stand out players in his first CWSHL this season.

Early in the second period, Salvis and Cataracts defenseman Rodi Short were battling for puck that had been dumped in behind the Cataracts net.  Both players were in full stride and Salvis pulled a few feet ahead of Short.  Short gave Salvis a shove to move him off the puck.  The speed of the play left Salvis vulnerable and he crashed heavily into the boards with Short’s momentum carrying him briefly into Salvis.  It was very obvious that Salvis was in distress as he laid on the ice, motionless for a brief period of time.

The Royals assistant coach Darren Colbourne has stated that Salvis was coherent and was undergoing testing at the Grand Falls-Windsor Hospital.  Hospital staff have indicated that Salvis would be “Okay” according to Colbourne.  Colbourne went on to say that the hit looked pretty bad but that could be an instance where the appearance of the hit was worse than the what the outcome might be.  Salvis was experiencing come back pain and it was unclear as to whether he would be available for game 3.

Salvis is expected to be kept in over night as tests continue to determine the extent of his injury.

In the meantime, several players have chimed in on social media expressing their displeasure as to what happened on the ice.  The Corner Brook Royals leading scorer Brandon Hynes indicated he had never seen a hit as disgusting.


Royals goaltender Bryan Gillis chimed in saying that intent to injure is not part of the game.

Other teams have sent Salvis well-wishes, hoping for a speedy recovery.  Here at Newfoundland Hockey Talk, we would like to wish Ryan Salvis a speedy recovery as well.

As updates become available about Salvis’ condition, Newfoundland Hockey Talk will let you know.  Send your get will wishes to Ryan by dropping a comment below.

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