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OHL player Terry Trafford missing since March 3

Mar 10, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

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Toronto police released a statement requesting assistance in finding Terry Trafford of the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit, as the 20-year-old was last seen at a practice on March 3. The OHL also provided a statement regarding the missing player:

Toronto, ON – Terry Trafford, a player with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit has been missing since Monday March 3, 2014. The OHL is very concerned with Terry’s whereabouts and safety. We have been in contact with Terry’s parents and are in daily contact with the Spirit.

We have reached out to our teams and players encouraging them to come forward with any information that they may have and we remain committed to forwarding any and all relevant information to the police.

We are very hopeful that Terry will return home safely soon.

The Toronto Star has a little more.

“We, along with the Ontario Hockey League, have been working diligently and doing all that is possible to assist in the process of locating Terry,” Saginaw Spirit managing partner Craig Goslin said. “Our primary concern remains to assist the professionals that are diligently working to locate Terry and all activities have been focused on that support for them.”

Trafford’s former teammate and Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan shared his best wishes on Sunday.

  1. bruinsfan55 - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for Terry and his family

  2. 7mantel - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Sad story ! Hope he turns up ok !

  3. sjsharks66 - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Hope everything is fine.. To many terrible things happening lately in the world of hockey. :(

    • qauzaq - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      I was just thinking the same thing. Really unfortunate. Hope he turns up ok.

  4. tcclark - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    What kind of A-hole gives a thumbs down to things like “Thoughts and prayers for Terry and his family,” or “Sad Story! Hope he turns up ok!”?

    Hopefully they find him safe. I hate hearing about people going missing. The not knowing must be the worst part for his family and friends.

    • chimemorg - Mar 11, 2014 at 9:19 AM

      Because your thoughts and prayers are worthless in the face of this issue. I never understood why prayer “after the fact” was always tried “before the fact” prayers.

      • tcclark - Mar 11, 2014 at 5:47 PM

        You’re right, so let’s boo them for not thinking to pray for him before he went missing.

        Jeez, who cares if they’re worthless or not worthless? A guy is missing and someone just wants to say that they’re thinking about his family and sending prayers his way. If a Flyers fan boos his mailman it’s a national story, but we have people on here essentially booing someone for sending good wishes to a missing 20-year-old and his family and you’re willing to stick up for that. Good for you.

    • koyoteken - Mar 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      because praying is mumbling to yourself expecting something to happen.

      • tcclark - Mar 11, 2014 at 6:06 PM

        Who cares? Someone says “My thoughts and prayers are with his family,” and you’re going to thumbs down them because you don’t believe in prayer? Cause that’s clearly the important issue here – not the missing kid – prayer. Who cares if you think prayer is stupid? Keep it to yourself because you just sound like a d-bag when you say crap like that on a story about a missing 20-year-old.

  5. penguins87and71 - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

  6. patthehockeyfan - Mar 11, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    According to Trafford’s girlfriend, he was extremely despondent because he was sent home from a road trip. It’s uncertain whether he was, in fact, cut from the team.

    From an online news article:

    Skye Cieszlak, who said she has dated Trafford since he came to Saginaw in 2010, said she believes Trafford was cut from the Ontario Hockey League team before his Monday, March 3, disappearance.

    “He had gotten into trouble for partying on a road trip, and they were sending him home for good,” Cieszlak said. “He was devastated.”

    Cieszlak has said Trafford sent her a text message March 2 that “his life was over and that he didn’t want to do it anymore.”

    Just all very sad.

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