It is with a heavy heart that we report on the sudden death of Josh Ciocco. The 38-year-old was an accomplished player and coach, with years of experience in the hockey world.
Josh was working as an assistant coach at Merrimack College, but because of his talent ge made his name as a player with the Vernon Vipers also. He was also the part of the team’s Memorial Cup victory in 1996 and was inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016.
Josh Ciocco Cause of Death
On October 4, 2022, news of Josh Ciocco’s passing broke. While no official cause of death has been shared by family, but an official statement was released on the Merrimack College Athletics website confirming his passing.
The post reads that Josh was an assistant coach for the men’s hockey team who was deeply loved and appreciated by the community. It also states that he was recruiting talented students to join the team when he passed.
Josh Ciocco was also a former player for the Vernon Vipers where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2007. The Vipers also released a statement mourning his loss.
Josh’s death is a tragic loss for the hockey community, and we offer our deepest condolences to his friends and family. At this time, the cause of death is unknown, but we will update this post as more information becomes available.