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Zamboni Fumes Sicken 28 College Hockey Players

On Thursday night, Curry College faced off against Johnson & Wales University at the Rhode Island Sports Center. When the victorious Curry Colonels got back to campus after the game, some players didn't feel all that well. Turns out 28 of them needed hospital treatment for toxic nitrous-dioxide exposure; 23 remained under observation (though not admitted) today.

Fumes from a zamboni used to clean the ice at the game may be the cause of the illness, officials said.

The players began to feel sick and complained of dizziness, shortness of breath and coughing up blood after they returned to campus. ... [T]he rink was checked out by the Board of Health and the fire department, and it was immediately closed. It later was reopened after testing.


23 Curry College hockey players remain at Milton Hospital [Patriot Ledger]

Hockey Captures 4-1 Decision at Johnson & Wales to Claim First Place in ECAC Northeast [Curry College Athletics] (Photo from Curry Athletics)

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