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."
Update on Coach Murray: He's doing well. The doctors have told me he's suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. They said there's no concern right now. Tests are coming back. I will continue to update. Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers and positive vibes.— John Peterson (@John_M_Peterson) November 18, 2017
Saturday morning, Peterson gave an update on Twitter saying that Murray was hopefully going "to be released later today."
Morning update: Coach Murray is looking a lot better and is very appreciative of the overwhelming support from the entire hockey community. Still having some routine tests done, and hopeful he'll be released later today from the hospital.— John Peterson (@John_M_Peterson) November 18, 2017
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.