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IU Hockey Player Dies On Ice
Updated February 4, 2014 6:57 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - A 24-year-old Bloomington man died suddenly while ice skating Saturday afternoon.

According to Bloomington Police, Michael Giesler had complained that he felt tired and then fell at the Frank Southern Ice Arena on South Henderson Street at 2:30 p.m.

According to Bloomington Sgt. Joe Crider, IU Health Hospital ambulance personnel attempted to perform CPR on Giesler, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced death in the emergency room. Gielser's cause of death has not yet been determined.

IU men's hockey Coach Pete Nelson Later says that Gielser had been ice skating and may have sustained a seizure, then fell down.

Coach Nelson says Geisler was a dedicated player and extremely friendly. Nelson says Geisler, who is from Minnesota, had played for IU for a year and was also a member of the men's hockey league team in Bloomington.

Nelson says at the University of Kentucky match on Saturday, Geisler's best friend and fellow teammate and roommate John Gerhan will wear Geisler's jersey. Following the match, Geisler's number will be retired.



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