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Brittanie Cecil
Birth: Mar. 20, 1988
West Alexandria
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 2002
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

Brittanie died on March 18th as a result of injuries sustained after being hit by a hockey puck at a Columbus Blue Jackets game on March 16th. She did not actually die when the puck hit, but due to a rare injury to an artery that was damaged when her head snapped back upon impact. She is the only recorded fan fatality in NHL history. Brittanie was an honor student at her middle school. She was described as a really nice person who was always friendly to everyone. Brittanie was an eighth-grader, cheerleader, soccer player and student council member. She received her ticket to that fateful game as an early fourteenth birthday present from her father. The NHL has taken measures to prevent something like this from ever happening again by installing additional safety nets behind the goals. (bio by: John Sheets) 
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
West Alexandria
Preble County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Sheets
Record added: Jan 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7072744
Brittanie Cecil
Added by: John Sheets
 
Brittanie Cecil
Added by: Julie Cultice-Neaveill (inactive)
 
Brittanie Cecil
Added by: Scott A. Steinbrink
 
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RIP young lady.
- Brock Trent
 Added: Dec. 17, 2014

- JD
 Added: Nov. 16, 2014

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