On Sunday, the Blackhawks announced the death of assistant equipment manager Clint Reif. He leaves a wife and four kids four days before Christmas. The Hawks released this statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of one of our own family members this morning, assistant equipment manager Clint Reif. Like all trainers and support staff within our organization, Clint was instrumental in helping our players and coaches prepare and compete both on and off the ice. Our sincerest sympathies go out to the Reif family.”
The Blackhawks will hold a moment of silence prior to Sunday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the players will wear these decals in remembrance of Reif.