Michigan hockey player hospitalized, placed on ventilator while fighting virus

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A University of Michigan hockey player has been hospitalized and placed on a ventilator while fighting a virus.

According to a Facebook publish from his mom, Sylvia Jacobs-Holtz, senior defenseman Steven Holtz was admitted to a hospital Wednesday with “a virus and problems.”

“In want of a extremely massive prayer chain for my son, Steven Holtz,” the publish learn. “He is within the ICU at UofM on a ventilator. He was admitted final evening with a virus and problems. Please hold him in your prayers. Our household will probably be perpetually grateful.

University of Michigan defenseman Steven Holtz. (University of Michigan Athletics)

College Hockey News was the primary to report the information. According to The Michigan Daily pupil newspaper, the University of Michigan spokesperson wouldn’t remark due to potential violations of HIPAA — the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

It would be the third consecutive week that the Michigan hockey crew will probably be shorthanded. Multiple gamers, together with junior goaltender Erik Portillo, have missed video games in latest weeks with an sickness.

Holtz missed final week’s sequence towards Notre Dame. So far this season, Holtz has performed in 10 video games and has recorded three assists.

The 6-foot-4 defenseman is from White Lake, Michigan. He joined the Wolverines in 2020 and didn’t play his freshman 12 months. Last 12 months, Holtz appeared in 11 video games, recording 5 assists and was named to the Big Ten All-Academic Team.

The Wolverines (9-3, 2-2 Big Ten) are one of many high hockey packages in faculty hockey this 12 months however have cut up the crew’s final two sequence with No. 4 Penn State and no. 21 Notre Dame.

The Wolverines host no. 2 Minnesota this weekend at Yost Ice Arena. Thursday’s sport begins at 6:30 pm and Friday’s sport will begin at 6 pm Both video games are scheduled to be televised on the Big Ten Network.

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