Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers to Vit Family and UK Hockey

S. Hannigan / UKHockey.com
Please remember to keep the family of University of Kentucky hockey player, Taylor Vit, as well as the entire UK hockey team and community in your thoughts and prayers.  Vit passed away yesterday afternoon after being fatally injured in an automobile accident this past Sunday. 

May God bless all of you with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Vit was one of two alternate captains on the college hockey team (the Wildcats / "Cool Cats"), #14 (there have been many sites already dedicated to his number including a Facebook page).

According to the American Chronicle:
An assistant captain of the University of Kentucky hockey team died Monday afternoon after a crash Sunday in which the sport utility vehicle he was driving rear-ended a LexTran bus.

Taylor Vit, 22, of Villanova, Pa., was pronounced dead at 3:32 p.m. at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, according to the Fayette County Coroner's Office.

He was driving a 2007 Nissan Xterra when he rear-ended the bus as it was pulling to a stop on Newtown Pike near Fourth Street just before 5 p.m. Sunday, police said.
THANK YOU also to HftL reader, Char G., for the following:
if you don't mind, could you ask the girls to pray for a University of Kentucky hockey player, #14, Taylor Vit. He was killed in a car accident on Sunday and although he wasn't drafted by any NHL team, he had such talent and heart that was remarkable in any hockey player (in fact he reminded me a lot of Sid :-) )


ali said...

Hey guys...

I'm a college student in Kentucky, and I watched Taylor play for 3 years.

While I didn't know him personally, I know those who did, and I can tell you that all your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.

God bless.

Stephanie said...

THANKS, Ali ... that's good to know ... PLEASE relay them to his family, friends, and the entire UK community!!! : )

Maureen is hoping to get enough info to do a post on him later this week if thats possible.

Char said...

thanks so much stephanie.

I was lucky enough to meet Taylor at a party and he was the nicest guy. Everyones thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated by all who knew him.


Stephanie said...

THANKS for sharing that with us Char and it's something simple we can do to honor him and those he leaves behind ... it saddens me as I'm sure it does alot of people, so I can't imagine what those who knew him are feeling right now! : (

Cat said...

My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Truly a terrible loss.

stoneyblue said...

From another Ky girl...thanks for posting about our Ky boy

Maureen said...

My prayers as well go out to his family and teammates as well as the entire Kentucky community.

I'm hoping to do a feature post on him this week.

jd1210 said...

Always sad when something like this happens to someone so young! My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family and all those who knew him!

Char said...

thanks for all your prayers guys. It'll be tough next weekend at the home game without him.

also, maureen, if you would like some help on that feature, I would be happy to help.