Hockey Mourns Former Player Jordan Shine – by C. Scott Holland
It is never easy for a team – or in these case several hockey teams – to deal with the sudden death of a young, former player.
But this past week the OHL, GOJHL (Jr. B) and Great Lakes Jr. C hockey circuits have had a tragic loss to cope with.
On Sun. Apr. 17 former Wallaceburg Lakers (Jr. C), Petrolia Jets (Jr. B), London Knights, Barrie Colts and Belleville Bulls player Jordan Shine was found unresponsive in the Toronto residence in which he was living.
Shine, aged 27, had been employed as a DJ in Toronto and the exact cause of his death has yet to be determined.
In 2002/03 he was a rookie with the Petrolia Jets. That season he played in 18 games and collected five goals and two assists and had 10 penalty minutes along with four game misconducts.
A physical player, Jordan competed in 202 career OHL games compiling 6 goals, 13 assists and 19 points along with 531 penalty minutes.
He was a third round pick, 56th overall in the 2004 OHL Priority Selection Draft by the Barrie Colts.
His father, Ken Shine, was a coach for the Wallaceburg Lakers in 2014/15 before taking the reins of the Blenheim Blades this past season.
The OHA, OHL, GOJHL and Great Lakes Jr. C all extend their deepest condolences and sympathies to the Shine family.
(photo credit – Claus Andersen, Getty Images)