How did hockey player died from fireworks? Kivlenieks died July 4 after being struck in the chest by a fireworks mortar shell while attending a wedding at the offseason home of Blue Jackets goaltending coach Manny Legace in Novi, Michigan.
What NHL player died from fireworks? — No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.
How did Matiss Kivlenieks death? 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.
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.