On Saturday, September 18th, University of Ottawa defensive lineman football player Francis Perron died shortly after the Gee-Gee’s first game of the season, which has been confirmed in the statement released by University of Ottawa President Jacques Fremont. Francis Perron, a 25 years old student, had no known medical history that could contribute to his sudden death.
Less than two weeks later, yet another tragedy has been reported. An 18-year-old student died after a medical emergency following a hockey game.
In a shocking announcement by the Officials at Queen’s University in Kingston, it was revealed that Jacob Downey, a first-year student with a goal of pursuing a career in sports medicine, passed suddenly after a medical emergency on Wednesday, September 29th.
Jacob was one of three recipients of the Peterborough Petes Education Fund Minor Hockey Scholarship program. He was an accomplished hockey player, playing with the Peterborough Petes during the 2019-2020 season.
Coach Scott of Peterborough Petes said,
“Jacob will be missed but never forgotten.”
Similar to the first case, no known medical illnesses were on record to justify a sudden medical emergency and death. No official confirmation was made as to the vaccination status of both athletes, but it is a known fact that all universities across Canada require complete vaccination prior to any game participation. In both cases, deaths occurred unexpectedly, and both deceased were young males, which points indirectly to a known mRNA vaccine side effects.