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Former Hershey Bear Andrew Carroll Dies At 32 After Airport Fall

Former Hershey Bear Andrew Carroll dies at 32 after airport fall

Former Hershey Bear Andrew Carroll has died at the age of 32.

Carroll spent two seasons with the Hershey Bears, playing in 93 games for the Chocolate and White between 2010 and 2012. The Shoreview, Minnesota native played four seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, captaining their team two seasons in 2006-07 and 2008-09.

“We are devastated and heartbroken by the news our former captain, Andrew Carroll, has passed away,” a statement from UMD read. “Andrew was a driven student-athlete, loyal teammate, and selfless leader. He exemplified Bulldog Hockey in every way, and it is clear how much he meant to this program by the outpouring of emotion we have received from his teammates and other alumni since we heard of the accident.”

The team has placed “AC” stickers on their helmets for the remainder of the season.

Carroll passed away after a fall at Chicago O’Hare Airport KBJR 6 in Superior, Wisconsin confirmed. “We are deeply saddened to share of the loss of Andrew, an amazing brother, son, uncle, nephew, cousin, teammate, mentor, and friend who died tragically after a fall at the Chicago O’Hare Airport,” a statement from Carroll’s family read. “We are deeply grieving but have the assurance that he is in the loving arms of Jesus because of his decision to accept Christ.

“At this difficult time, what also gives us comfort is that his life meant so much to so many people and he was able to give the gift of hope by donating his heart and organs so that others might have life. May his love for Jesus and others live through each of us. We are in the process of making arrangements for his celebration of life and hope you can join us as we honor Andrew.”

Two current Hershey Bears, Chris Bourque and Garrett Mitchell, played with Carroll during his time in Hershey. “The entire Hershey Bears organization is deeply sadden [sic] to hear about the passing of former Bear Andrew Carroll,” a tweet from the team read. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

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  1. I was so saddened to hear of Andrew’s passing. He was an amazing player and friend when he played here in Bakersfield for the Condors. I so enjoyed talking with him after the games when we fed them. He always came in to eat with his green concoction drink. I loved his smile every time. I know he loved the Lord and is celebrating with him now. My prayers go out to the family.

  2. I and my family are deeply saddened by the passing of Andrew Carroll. As a follower of the Hershey Bears I was happy that he was a member of the team. I had the opportunity to talk with him once after a practice, and asked him (jokenly) if he thought we might be related being that we both shared the same last name.. He replied that we could very well be related ,but how close we would never know for sure. I will add that he was a kind and outgoing person, and a good -hardworking hockey player. A pleasure to have known him and a tragic loss to hockey.

  3. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing I remember meeting him he was amazing player got to know him of the years the team came to play the Norfolk admirals I was in charge of the bears hockey team when they came in they were like my 2nd family in hockey over the years so prayers for his family at this time

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