MADISON, WI (WCSC) - Former South Carolina Stingrays Goaltender Kirk Daubenspeck is in critical condition after a car accident Thursday morning left him in a coma. A Madison paper is reporting that Daubenspeck, 36, was driving his car in heavy fog when he collided with a semi-truck.
Stingrays President Rob Concannon, who was also a teammate and roommate of Daubenspeck during their time with the team, told Live 5 Sports that he's been corresponding with Daubenspeck's wife and they are taking a wait and see approach. The Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that they've talked with the goalie's college teammate Mark Stroble, who says Daubenspeck has a severe brain injury and is in a coma.
"Kirk was a great teammate and is a great guy" Concannon said. "like all goalies he was competitive and eccentric. We're all praying and hoping he comes out of this in a positive manner."
Daubenspeck spent part of 5 seasons with the Stingrays compiling a record of 105-54-14.