NAHL family of leagues asks for support for Wight family
November 12, 2016
On Thursday, November 10th, Karsen Wight a forward on the West Coast Renegades 14U team who are playing in the NAHL Future Prospects Tournament in Colorado, along with his family were involved in a serious car accident while traveling on the way from Utah to the event in Colorado.
Karsen’s father Bob Wight and his mother Dawn Wight both passed away as a result of the accident. Karsen, along with his brother Kyle (also a hockey player), were both severely injured in the accident and are currently in the hospital, but are both expected to make full recoveries.
The West Coast Renegades (based in Salt Lake City, Utah) are former members of the NAPHL and have participated regularly in NAHL Future Prospects events.
The Wight family has made a huge impact on the Utah Hockey Community, as both Karsen and Kyle have played on several teams in the Salt Lake and Boise, Idaho areas for many years. Bob and Dawn were a staple in the stands and around the rink. They were friends to all the other parents and players, always ready to shake your hand with a smile and share a crazy laugh.
The North American Hockey League, the North American Prospects Hockey League and our host the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders, extends our deepest sorrow to the members of the Wight family, along with the West Coast Renegades 14U players and coaches. We ask that during this difficult time that you keep the Wight family in your thoughts and prayers as a result of this unimaginable tragedy.
A gofundme page has been established for the Wight family to take care of some of the expenses that are sure to pile up as a result of this tragic event. All funds raised will go to the family, to take care of medical expenses and help care for Karsen and Kyle.