I don't know if you heard this story or not this weekend, but Kitchener Rangers defenceman Ben Fanelli suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a member of the Erie Otters during a game Friday night. Here's a video of the hit. The sound is scary enough as is the sight of Fanelli laying on the ice.
By the way, the Erie player Mike Liambas has been suspended indefinitely by the OHL. Ironically enough, he was the team's humanitarian of the year last season. He apparently is also very grief-stricken over the incident.