A scary situation occurred in Leroy back on February 19, as Hawks forward Devin Gerun was starting to feel unwell on the bench.
This is the full statement from Gerun and SWHL president, Joe Cey.
On Sunday, February 19, 2023, the Edam/Hafford provincial team was playing in Leroy, SK. At one point during the game, Hafford forward Devin Gerun (age 27) started to feel unwell. He was taken to the dressing room by Greg Gryzbowski during the first OT period where Greg urgently called 911 for assistance.
Fortunately, EMT’s and an ambulance were stationed at the rink, Devin (accompanied by Greg) was transported to the Humboldt hospital. It was at the hospital in Humboldt where Devin’s condition worsened, and he experienced a massive heart attack. Devin received great care from the medical team in Humboldt and they were able to stabilize him enough to be transferred to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon where he received life-saving medical treatment.
Devin will continue to work closely with his Cardiologist, Dr. Orvold, as he begins his road to recovery, and his condition continues to improve day by day. Dr. Orvold is optimistic that Devin will have a successful recovery and continue to live a full life.
Devin and his family would like to express the greatest thank you to everyone involved in his care; EMS, Humboldt Emergency, and RUH CCU, that assisted in saving his life. Devin wants the public to understand the reality that heart disease can affect anyone at any age, but with routine screening and early intervention can prevent serious life changing health challenges.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to the league, coach Greg and Devin expressing concern and good wishes. The response has been overwhelming.
It was also stated that Gerun is out of the CCU and moved to a private room where he begins his road to recovery.
The Hawks perhaps rallied behind the news of their teammate's improving health and won their games against Leroy to move onto the north final against Drake in Senior Provincial A playdowns.