Heart wrenching details in death of Columbus goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks released

The hockey world is still coming to terms with the tragic loss of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks, who tragically lost his life in a fireworks accident at the suburban Detroit home of goaltending coach Manny Legace during a 4th of July party. Kivlenieks was struck in the chest by an errant firework mortar … Read more

Ex-Red Wings F Gustav Nyquist pens heartfelt tribute to fallen CBJ goalie Matiss Kivlenieks

The hockey world is in mourning after the news that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died at the young age of 24 after an accident involving fireworks in Novi, MI. According to the autopsy, Kivlenieks died of “fireworks mortar blast, chest trauma.” Former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Gustav Nyquist took to social media shortly … Read more

Autopsy confirms disturbing cause of death for Blue Jackets G Matiss Kivlenieks

UPDATE According to Oakland Co., Mich., investigator Tim Wood, an autopsy has confirmed that the death of Columbus Blue Jackets G Matiss Kivlenieks was accidental. The autopsy, according to Wood, revealed that the cause of death was a “fireworks mortar blast, chest trauma,” not a head injury as first suspected. Oakland Co., Mich., investigator Tim … Read more

Columbus Blue Jackets G Matiss Kivlenieks dies in ‘firework accident’

According to reports, Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks has died at the age of 24 after a tragic accident that may have involved fireworks in Novi, Michigan. From Detroit News: “Novi Police Lt. Jason Meier said multiple people were in a hot tub when there was, “from what we can tell,” a fireworks incident. … Read more