Heated, Nearly Deadly Michigan Rivalry Soon To Take National Stage

May 5th, 2010 by Johnny Lawrence Leave a reply »
Replay the Series: Fueled by Gatorade will pit the Detroit Catholic Central Shamrocks and Trenton Trojans against one another on Fox Sports Net this Sunday at 9 pm.

In a replay of the 1999 high school game in which Trojan defenseman Kurt LaTarte almost lost his life, viewers across the United States can watch these bitter Michigan rivals resolve the outcome of the game they never completed.

Tied 4-4 in the third period, former Trenton player and current New Jersey Devil Andy Greene, checked CC's Brad Hall into LaTarte. Knocked off his feet, Hall's skate flew up and sliced the jugular of his opponent.

Several medical professionals observing the game fought their way through a jam-packed arena and rescued LaTarte. Though the injured player wished the game to continue, officials recognized everyone was too shaken to finish and wisely suspended the match.

Shamrock captain Matt Van Heest rehashed the incident in a recent interview.

"It was so surreal," proclaimed Van Heest. "No one really knew what was going on. You're in the midst of an emotional game, then the whistle blows and the game stops."

Unsure of what had occurred, he ...

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