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IIHF – Thailand mourns death of Cotsmire

It is with great sadness and sorrow that the Ice Hockey Association of Thailand is announcing the death of former national team player Jason Cotsmire, who passed away last Sunday, 1st December 2019 from a heart attack during a practice.

A minute’s silence in commemoration of Cotsmire was held during the Southeast Asian Games this week.

Cotsmire was born on 9th September 1969 in the state of Ohio, USA. Thai-American national, he started to play ice hockey when he was 6 years old. Moreover, he was one of the first goalies to play for the Flying Farangs Ice Hockey Club in Bangkok, Thailand.

He made his mark on the ice hockey world when he debuted as starting goalie for Thailand in the 6th Asian Winter Games in Changchun, China, in 2007 and also played at the 7th Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan in 2011 as well as many tournaments of IIHF Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia.

During his athletic life, he always supported the ice hockey family of Thailand by offering many training courses for kids and youth goaltenders.