MacEwan University player passes away after game

A MacEwan University Griffins hockey player has passed away after collapsing in the dressing room after playing the SAIT Trojans in Calgary on Friday.

Family and friends are now mourning the death of Nakehko Lamothe, a third year MacEwan Griffins player. His family has stated that Lamothe was healthy and it is believe he suffered a heart attack or a blood clot.
Nakeheko was extremely proud of his Indigenous heritage and took the same passion and enthusiasm he demonstrated as a player and applied them to becoming a role model for Indigenous youth, MacEwan University said in a statement.
Playing in three junior leagues in the prairie provinces before joining the Griffins, Lamothe helped MacEwan University win back-to-back Alberta College Athletic Association titles in 2017 and 2018.
We are a close-knit community and we gather strength from each other. This loss has affected up all, SAIT said after learning of the death of the young man.
 Lamothe was a bachelor of science student and forward in his third year within the Griffins organization and grew up in the Bigstone Cree Nation in Calling Lake.