(KARE11) ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. – Injured high school hockey player, Jack Jablonski, made a surprise return visit to support his Benilde-St. Margaret’s team in the playoffs. He returned to the very same rink where he was checked from behind and paralyzed.
The 16-year-old suffered a severed spinal cord at the neck and two fractured vertebrae during a junior varsity game in December.
On Thursday night, Jablonski surprised his team at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center. It was the first time Jablonski had been back to the arena with his teammates since the accident. He came to support and watch his Benilde-St. Margaret’s team play in the Section 6AA quarterfinal game against Holy Family. Benilde-St. Margaret’s beat Holy Family 7-to-0.