How big was firework that killed goalie? Kivlenieks was hit by a 3-inch-diameter shell. Nobody else was injured in the incident, police said. Blue Jackets goalie coach Manny Legace owns the home and was hosting his daughter’s wedding there Sunday, which coincided with the July 4 holiday.
How did the hockey player dies from fireworks? Kivlenieks, a 24-year old prospect with a future as bright as his smile, died after he was struck by a fireworks mortar shell fired from a tube that accidentally tilted toward the hot tub where he was located.
What happened to the Columbus Blue Jackets goalie that died? The accident occurred Sunday, July 4, at the Novi home of Manny Legace, who was Kivlenieks’ goalie coach with Columbus. The 24-year-old Kivlenieks died of chest trauma from an errant fireworks mortar blast.
What exactly happened to Matiss Kivlenieks? Kivlenieks, 24, was killed on July 4 in a fireworks-related incident in Oakland County, Mich. A medical examiner said he died of chest trauma caused by a fireworks mortar blast.