Former Alaska Aces coach has medical emergency during a game, said to be "doing well"

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Moline, IL (KTUU) - The former head coach of the Alaska Aces, Rob Murray, has been taken to the hospital during a game after suffering from dehydration and exhaustion.

KWQC, an NBC affiliate in Illinois, reports the Quad Cities Mallards hockey game against the Tulsa Oilers was cancelled in the second period when Murray was taken away in an ambulance.

It was initially feared that Murray may have suffered a heart attack.

The Vice President of Communications for the Oilers, John Peterson, took to social media Friday night to report Murray's condition, saying "he's doing well."


Saturday morning, Peterson gave an update on Twitter saying that Murray was hopefully going "to be released later today."


Peterson says the current plan is that Assistant Coach Zac Desjardins will take over coaching duties for Saturday's game against the Indy Fuel. Murray was inducted into the AHL hall of fame in 2016. He played 15 seasons in the AHL, 11 of which he played the role of captain.