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Ontario hockey player dies after on-ice collision during practice

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THUNDER BAY, Ont. - A northern Ontario community is in mourning after a teenage hockey player died following an on-ice collision during practice.

The player, 16-year-old Kristopher Meshake, was taken to hospital in Thunder Bay with a suspected broken leg following the mishap.

He was also complaining of chest pains.

Meshake died on the weekend.

The coroner's office says it appears to have been a tragic accident and is hoping an autopsy will pinpoint the cause of death.

Meshake was a member of the Aroland First Nation.

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