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Amateur hockey teams honor local player who died in a car accident

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Police authorities have reported that a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Highway 21 and County Trunk Z in the town of Marion claimed the life of 28-year-old Des Plaines, Illinois resident Joshua Kaye, a Chicago Now article reported.

On February 15 at around 8:30 p.m., Kaye was riding passenger in a van with his girlfriend  and both of their fathers when the vehicle was hit by a car driven by Redgranite resident Hannan Loginig. Kaye succumbed to mortal injuries after arriving at the hospital. His girlfriend was released from the hospital, but both of the fathers remain there with injuries.

Kaye was a star player in many hockey leagues in Chicago and the suburbs – such as Johnny’s Ice House Federal League, Direwolves rat hockey games, Heartland Novice Hockey League, and Franklin Park’s Original Six League – and teammates and opponents alike spoke kindly of him.

Kaye was known for his trademark pink plastic taped on his hockey stick. At a game the day after the fatal car accident, his Heartland League team put pink tape on their hockey sticks. The next day, two competing teams also used pink plastic to tape on their own hockey sticks as a sign of respect to Kaye’s memory.