Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
CBC: David (DK) Kelly remembered by Saint John Sea Dogs as a force of nature
#1
R.I.P. DK David Kelly. You have touched many people in your hockey with the Saint John Flames and Saint John Sea Dogs. You are now in a better place. He was also a huge Red Sox fans and got to see a few games recently at Fenway.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick

David Kelly, former equipment manger with the hockey team, died Wednesday night at age 40
Nathalie Sturgeon · CBC News · Posted: Mar 07, 2019 12:30 PM AT | Last Updated: 14 minutes ago

[Image: david-dk-kelly-sea-dogs-president-cup.jpg]
David (DK) Kelly, former equipment manager for the Saint John Sea Dogs, died Wednesday from cancer. (Saint John Sea Dogs)


[Image: david-kelly.jpeg]
David Kelly, the popular Saint John Sea Dogs equipment manager who logged 800 games behind the bench before devoting his time to raising money for cancer education, has died after a long battle with the disease.

The 40-year-old Kelly, known as DK, died Wednesday night.

He retired from the Sea Dogs last June 2018 to focus on fundraising for his #TeamDK kindness movement, which started after he was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer. He was helping to raise money for the Saint John Regional Hospital oncology department education fund.

Known for his unwavering strength and positive outlook, he spent 13 years working in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Sea Dogs.

Kelly was described as a force of nature, according to Trevor Georgie, president and general manager of the Sea Dogs.

Georgie said Kelly will be missed. Even though he knew Kelly had cancer, the news still came as a shock.

"Just to see someone who is faced with such major life challenges battle through it, push through it, fight through it, be resilient, be in the moment, I think certainly rubbed off on those players," he said.

Georgie said some of his fondest memories are of visits to Kelly's office, when the two men would talk about their nephews.

"Those stories, that really had nothing to do with hockey, but really more personal and … his love for his family, those conversations are the ones I'm replaying today."

He said the entire Sea Dog organization is sending its thoughts to Kelly's family and longtime girlfriend, Dominique Leger.

He said the team will hold a moment of silence in Kelly's honour at a game Thursday night against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in Harbour Station.

Hundreds of tributes have poured in online from politicians, former NHL players and celebrities.

In a tweet, Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean called Kelly a brother.

Wayne Long, federal Liberal MP for Saint John-Rothesay, and former Toronto Maple Leafs player David Ling offered condolences on Twitter.

Canadian comedian Gerry Dee, and several sportscasters from TSN and SportsNet also took to social media to share their thoughts.
Make Love to Whine and Cheese 
Reply
Thanks given by:
#2


Make Love to Whine and Cheese 
Reply
Thanks given by:
#3
Aw man, this is brutal. DK did so much for cancer awareness in the short time he had. A big loss for the Sea Dogs and the hockey community.
Humboldt Broncos SJHL April 6, 2018
Reply
Thanks given by: CaperLeaf
#4
(2019-03-07, 02:56 PM)lewis94 Wrote: Aw man, this is brutal. DK did so much for cancer awareness in the short time he had. A big loss for the Sea Dogs and the hockey community.

He was brave to the end. His life will continue on through the Monkey BandAid campaign he created.
Make Love to Whine and Cheese 
Reply
Thanks given by:
#5
Fyi Caper, Kelly's memory was honoured before the Junior game here in Kingston last night. They had a moment of silence for him and 18 year old Alec Ried who played for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada but died suddenly last week.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/...lications/

Very sad on both counts.  Sad
"I drink to make other people interesting"
~ E. Hemmingway
Reply
Thanks given by:
#6
Moment of silence for Reid here as well last Wednesday - that was before DK passed.
Humboldt Broncos SJHL April 6, 2018
Reply
Thanks given by:


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)