Tuesday, December 10, 2002

NHL player-turned-priest dies from head injury

Les Costello, the former Toronto Maple Leafs player who left the NHL to become a priest, died Tuesday after being injured during a charity hockey game. He was 74.Costello was admitted to Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital last week after sustaining a head injury during a Flying Fathers game in Guelph, Ontario.He was injured when a puck got caught in his skates during the pregame warmups, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the ice. Costello was not wearing a helmet....In 1962, Costello helped form the Flying Fathers which has raised more than $4 million for various charities. The club, made up of Catholic priests, has traveled across Canada and the United States, toured Europe in 1970 and was granted an audience with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican.





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