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CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
10-12-2010, 09:22 AM
While Siena is preparing for the ACHA D2 Showcase this weekend, which is scheduled to include a Sunday morning game against the University of Kentucky, I stumbled across this unfortunate piece of news. The name sounded familiar so, I looked him up on USCHO, and found that he dressed for 25 games his freshman season with Skidmore.


http://www.lex18.com/news/uk-hockey-player-dies-following-accident-with-bus/



UK Hockey Player Dies Following Accident With Bus



A member of the University of Kentucky hockey team died Monday afternoon from injuries he received in a car crash Sunday.

Taylor Vit was rushed to the hospital Sunday evening after he slammed into a LEXTRAN bus on Newtown Pike. Seven riders were also taken to the hospital.

The coroner's report states Vit died of head trauma.

Vit was originally from Pennsylvania. He was a starting forward on UK's hockey team.

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Vit's stats from Skidmore: http://www.uscho.com/stats/player.php?pid=15485&gender=m

Vit's stats from UK: http://achahockey.org/player_profile.php?player_id=238527&team_id=13113

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
10-12-2010, 09:29 AM
Found another article with a little more information:


http://www.kentucky.com/2010/10/11/1475391/uk-student-who-crashed-into-bus.html



University of Kentucky student who crashed into LexTran bus dies

By Karla Ward and Jennifer Hewlett / kward1@herald-leader.com

An assistant captain of the University of Kentucky hockey team died Monday afternoon after a crash Sunday in which the sport utility vehicle he was driving rear-ended a LexTran bus.

Taylor Vit, 22, of Villanova, Pa., was pronounced dead at 3:32 p.m. at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, according to the Fayette County Coroner's Office.

He was driving a 2007 Nissan Xterra when he rear-ended the bus as it was pulling to a stop on Newtown Pike near Fourth Street just before 5 p.m. Sunday, police said.

At least seven bus passengers were taken to hospitals with minor injuries. There were 15 to 17 passengers on the bus.

The driver of the bus, Bedri Uka, 41, was not injured, police said.

According to police, Vit was not wearing a seat belt, but Uka was.
Vit was a senior forward who came to UK as a sophomore and went on to become the hockey team's leading scorer, said Ian Ward, general manager of the club.

Ward said Vit "was an extremely good hockey player," as well as a bright student with a good sense of humor.

"He was the epitome of success in a young man," Ward said. "It's tragic, and the loss to the team is going to be as big as you can ever imagine."

He said the team intends to go ahead with plans to play in a tournament in Youngstown, Ohio, this weekend.

Ward said Vit scored seven goals Thursday night when UK played the University of Louisville. His last match began at midnight Saturday, when the team played the University of Cincinnati at the Lexington Ice Center. The club has won all seven of its games this season.

lancer11
10-12-2010, 10:09 AM
Was he the older brother of Zach Vit. Played in the EJ last year and is a freshman at Geneseo this year? He was also from Pa. If so, my son played and lived with Zach last year.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
10-12-2010, 11:30 AM
Was he the older brother of Zach Vit. Played in the EJ last year and is a freshman at Geneseo this year? He was also from Pa. If so, my son played and lived with Zach last year.

Certainly looks like there may be some kind of relationship. Both are from Villanova, Pa.

NorthCountry6
10-12-2010, 11:58 AM
Very unfortunate story. I canít imagine the toll it is taking on his family. All the best to them during this awful time.


Certainly looks like there may be some kind of relationship. Both are from Villanova, Pa.

plattsfan
10-12-2010, 11:36 PM
heard he played hockey with Satim at Millbrook

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
10-13-2010, 12:10 AM
heard he played hockey with Satim at Millbrook

According to the Siena players who also played alongside Satim at Millbrook, he did indeed.

It's interesting to see how these college hockey players from all over the country are all connected through former teammates, former opponents, etc. So when one of them passes away far too young like this, the pain is felt across a wide array of hockey programs.