Source: Dan Ackerman, Waterloo Communications andStudent Engagement Coordinator
It is with great sadness that the University of WaterlooWarriors announce the death of men’s hockey player TylerNorrie.
Norrie, a native of Simcoe, Ontario, passed away suddenly onJune 3. Norrie had just completed his first year with the Warriors,studying in the Geography and Environment program.
He was 22 yearsold.
Brian Bourque, head coach of the Warriors hockey team said:
“I am extremely saddened by the death of Tyler Norrie. Mythoughts, and those of the entire University of Waterloo community,are with the Norrie family at this difficult time.
“Tyler was exactly the type of person that coaches lookfor. He was loved by his teammates. He showed up every day with ahard-working positive attitude. His hockey sense was great and hewas determined to have a positive impact on the team.
“Last year was Tyler’s first year with our programand he developed throughout the season to a point where he became aregular in our line-up and we were confident his role was going tocontinue to grow over his career.
“Last year we did an activity where players took turnsproviding the quote of the day. Tyler’s quote – fromAmerican author Og Mandino – exemplified his personality:‘Always do your best. What you plant now, you willharvest later.’”
Last season, Norrie played in nine games with the Warriors,scoring three goals. Before joining the Warriors, Norrie spentthree seasons with the Brantford/Caledonia franchise in the GOJHL,amassing 96 points in 146 games.
Information regarding funeral arrangements will be communicatedonce known.
— Warriors Hockey (@UWWarriorHockey) June4, 2014
“Always do your best.What you plant now, you will harvestlater.” -Tyler Norrie posted this on quote wall last season
— Waterloo Warriors (@WlooWarriors) June4, 2014