TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The AHL and Tucson Roadrunners have postponed two games set for this week out of respect to team captain Craig Cunningham, who collapsed Saturday night.
The team said games against the San Diego Gulls set for Tuesday and Wednesday will not be played. Make-up dates will be announced in the future.
The City of Tucson is advising those holding tickets to the postponed games keep them, stating they will be valid when the games are rescheduled.
"Craig remains in stable but critical condition at a local hospital," said Roadrunners general manager Doug Soetaert. "He is receiving excellent medical care but out of respect to Craig and his family we are refraining from further comment or discussing any details at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family."
Craig Cunningham collapsed during pregame warm-ups Saturday night, Nov. 19, and medical staff performed CPR on him on the ice before he was taken to a local hospital.
According to several hockey news websites, Cunningham suffered a heart attack, but no one affiliated with the organization had confirmed that.
Tucson, the AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, was set to play the Manitoba Moose. The game was postponed after the incident.
The 26-year-old Cunningham is from Trail, British Columbia.
As news of the incident spread, many in hockey took to Twitter to ask for prayers, express their disbelief and wish Cunningham well.