Clarkson's Tansey Out For Semester After Assault
CHN Staff Report
POTSDAM, N.Y. Kevin Tansey, a member of the Clarkson University Hockey team, was the victim of an assault in Ottawa earlier this summer and will miss the first part of the 2012-13 hockey season.
"We're obviously disappointed that Kevin will be out of the line-up for now" said Clarkson coach Casey Jones. "But we wish him well on his recovery and look forward to his return when his injuries heal."
The 19-year-old sophomore defenseman suffered a shoulder injury, three cracked ribs and a concussion when he was assaulted on July 31, 2012. Tansey will resume his studies at Clarkson in the Winter semester. He will recover at home over the Fall. Ottawa police are conducting an investigation into the incident.
"I really appreciate all the messages and good wishes that I have received from my teammates and friends in the Clarkson community," said Tansey. "It helps me feel better and recover more quickly to know that so many people care about my wellbeing".
Tansey played a significant role in his first collegiate season as the only Clarkson rookie, and one of only four Golden Knights, to skate in all 39 games overall in 2011-12, recording two goals and nine points