Griffins’ statement on Alden Hirschfeld

The Grand Rapids Griffins issued the following statement on Friday evening regarding Alden Hirschfeld:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Griffins forward Alden Hirschfeld suffered a medical incident on the team’s bench with 6:19 remaining in the second period of tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Admirals at Van Andel Arena. After being attended to by paramedics and Griffins medical and training staffs, he was transported to a local hospital in stable condition for further evaluation. More information will be made available as warranted.

The game was temporarily suspended with the Griffins leading 4-1. The teams went to their locker rooms while the ice was resurfaced, and play recently resumed with 6:19 remaining in the second period.

** UPDATE as of 10 p.m. ET **

Alden suffered a seizure during the game but is now resting with his family at the hospital. The Griffins appreciate the overwhelming show of support expressed by fans and colleagues throughout the hockey world.