A veteran hockey player who was a part of Buffalo Stampede, Ben Fike, died suddenly yesterday. Read on to know who was Ben Fike, how did he die, and what was the cause of his death. Tributes have appeared for him online following his demise.
Fike has joined the team just a couple of months ago as a defenseman. His skills and abilities helped him gain the best contract of his life but destiny had planned something else for him.
Who was Ben Fike?
Ben Fike was a 20-year-old ice hockey player from Buffalo, New York. He played as a defenseman for Buffalo Stampede and joined the squad this past August. Born in 2002, Fike was a native of Buffalo.
He was the son of Scott Fike. The 2022-23 USPHL season was supposed to be the best time in his career. Unfortunately, the young man passed away on an untimely basis and won’t be appearing on the ice field.
How did Ben Fike die?
Ben Fike died on Monday, November 14, 2022, under unannounced circumstances. He was just 20 at the time of his death. The tragic news of Ben Fike’s death was announced by his friend and teammate Nick Pagliacci on Facebook.
“Heavy heavy heart tonight finding out you are gone. I met Ben and his father Scott Fike when Ben was 12 years old and I was working at HPHD in Buffalo as a coach/trainer,” he wrote posting a picture of Ben.
“I quickly developed a friendship with his father and have continued my relationship with Ben for years. He sparked my love for coaching. Ben, it was an honor knowing you, and thank you for inspiring me. I couldn’t be more proud of the man you’ve become on and off the ice,” he added.
He concluded the emotional post by stating: “You’re gone way too soon but you’ve left an impact on so many people. Until we meet again, rest easy kid💔 LLB💔🕊”
Ben Fike dead: What was his cause of death?
The untimely death of Ben Fike has left everyone shocked and sad. There are reports claiming that Ben Fike was involved in a car accident and died as a result of the fatal injuries sustained in the crash. We’re trying to figure out the credibility of those reports at this time.
They haven’t mentioned a legitimate source. Fike’s family and friends haven’t revealed any details either. Hence, the exact cause of Ben Fike’s death is unknown at the time of writing. We are on the lookout for more details at this time.
We only know that his death couldn’t be natural as he was just 20 and was a completely fit guy. He had no prior disease or illness that could have turned out fatal.
Tributes Appear Online for Ben Fike Following his Demise
Tributes have emerged online, led by Buffalo Stampede, for Ben Fike following his sudden death. The ice hockey club paid tribute to Ben with an emotional tweet.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news of the tragic passing of Stampede defenseman, Ben Fike,” the Tweet reads.
The official USPHL Twitter handle has also paid tribute to Ben Fike who passed away earlier this week.
Several other fans and friends have posted online paying respect to Ben Fike. The funeral arrangements are reportedly pending at this time. We’ll keep you posted when any information is released.
Our deepest condolences go out to her family. May God let his soul rest in peace.