• Pittsburgh junior league hockey player suffers spinal cord injury


    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh junior league hockey player recently suffered a spinal cord injury.

    Kevin Kenny, 20, of the Pittsburgh Vengeance, was injured in the first period while playing against the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks on Saturday.

    Kenny, who has played for the Vengeance since 2012, had emergency surgery on Sunday.

    The Pittsburgh Penguins wished Kenny well during Monday's game. Several players also plan on visiting him.

    Kenny played hockey for Quaker Valley in high school. The school, his former coaches and players from all over the area are keeping him in their prayers.

    Channel 11 talked to Kenny’s former coach, Kevin Quinn, who said the team wore wear No. 7 decals on their helmets Monday night.  Also, one of Kenny’s jerseys hung near the bench during the game.

    As captain, Kenny helped Quaker Valley win the Class A state title in the 2011-12 season.

    Kenny is recovering in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

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