Rebecca and James Stryker and their 16-year-old son Travis were killed in a car accident in Arizona when their vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle in a remote stretch of highway. Travis' twin brother, Austin, survived the accident but was hospitalized with a compression fracture in his back.
The two young men played hockey for the Dallas Junior Hockey Association. Travis was a forward on the team and Austin a goalie.
"Both Austin and Travis loved being at the rink. They loved playing hockey. It doesn't matter what the role is, they love being a part of the team," Mewett said. [CBS]
Hockey is a great community, very much like a large sprawling family. It's difficult to lose a member of that local hockey family we have here in Dallas. So if you weren't planning on coming out to the game tonight, maybe you'll consider coming to help pay respects to a family that lost so much this holiday season.
The Dallas Junior Hockey Association has set up a fund to help the family during this difficult time. You can find details on how to donate here on the DJHA home page. I hope you'll consider giving whatever you can spare -- every little bit counts.