Colorado College hockey will honor the late Scott Winkler, a 2013 graduate and former player, who passed away this summer, with an on-ice ceremony prior to the home against Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Fans are asked to be in their seats early for a ceremony that will feature a video celebration of Scott’s life as well as a special jersey presentation involving members of his family. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. MT.
Winkler died on June 12 at his parents’ home in Asker, Norway. Results of an autopsy have not yet been released.
The college has established The Scott Winkler ’13 Memorial Fund for Men’s Ice Hockey, with the purpose of funding medical pre-competition testing for incoming Tigers. The hope is that conducting EKGs and other tests will detect conditions and weaknesses such as cardiac abnormalities. Former Tiger Andrew Hamburg was influential in creating this fund, the college announced.
Donations can be made by sending a check or money order, payable to Colorado College, with a note that the gift is for the Scott Winkler ’13 Memorial Fund, to:
Colorado College Athletics
c/o Scott Winkler ’13 Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 1117
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Donations also are being accepted online at coloradocollege.edu/give.
Winkler was a favorite among his teammates and fellow students, as well as the fans, members of the media and Colorado College staff. His unexpected death, less than a month after he graduated with the rest of the senior class, was a shock. Colorado College players will wear decals on their helmets through the 2013-14 season to honor their former colleague.
Of Winkler’s 63 career points (24 goals) as a Tiger, 10 were either game-winning goals or assists on game winners. The Dallas Stars draft pick posted career highs of 13 goals and 28 points in 42 games last season.