‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich killed himself, examiner rules

‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich killed himself, examiner rules

The Guardian

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  • Former player died at Minnesota treatment center aged 63
  • Pavelich assisted on goal that beat USSR at 1980 Olympics

Last month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey player Mark Pavelich was ruled a suicide a Minnesota medical examiner said on Monday.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka county announced the ruling in a news release that Pavelich died of asphyxia. His body was found on 3 March at the Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He was 63.

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