Goaltender Blaine Lacher in a game wit hthe Boston Bruins.
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Report: Former NHL player passed away unexpectedly

Published February 3, 2024 at 11:50

The Boston Bruins shared the tragic passing of one of their former goaltenders.

Former Bruins Goaltender Blaine Lacher Passes Away


The Bruins' management released a statement on X, announcing the death of Blaine Lacher, a goalie who played briefly in the NHL during the '90s.

"The Boston Bruins are deeply saddened by the passing of former goalie Blaine Lacher. We send our thoughts and condolences to his family, friends, and teammates."

Lacher is also fondly remembered at Lake Superior State University, where he played in his earlier years.

"Lake Superior State University (LSSU) mourns the loss of hockey alum and NCAA national champion goaltender Blaine Lacher who passed away earlier this week at the age of 53.

Lacher was a member of LSSU's 1994 national championship team, and he was named to the 1994 NCAA All-Tournament Team. During the 1993-94 season, Lacher set the NCAA shutout streak record with 375 minutes and one second without allowing a goal, a record that still stands to this day."

Our thoughts and condolences go out to all those who are touched by his passing.

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Report: Former NHL player passed away unexpectedly

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