The OHL mourns the passing of a 19-year-old prospect

Published June 9, 2021 at 9:09

The Ontario Hockey League has released a statement expressing its sadness and condolences to the family after the loss of a 19-year-old prospect. Carter Schoonderwoerd, a native of Mitchell, Ont, was selected 203rd overall by the Peterborough Petes in the 11th round of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. He died Tuesday. The cause of death has not been released.

"The entire Peterborough Petes organization is saddened to learn about the passing of Petes prospect, Carter Schoonderwoerd,» the Petes posted on their website Tuesday night.

"The Ontario Hockey League as well as the Petes organization extend condolences to the entire Schoonderwoerd family, Carter's past and present teammates, his friends and the Stratford hockey community," said the league in a statement.

Schoonderwoerd, a six-foot-one, 191-pound winger, was captain of his minor hockey team during his draft year. He spent two seasons with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's St. Mary's Lincolns and suited up for the Stratford Warriors of the GOJHL during their 2019-20 season. Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and fans.

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