The Register Citizen, Feb. 8, Michael Fornabaio
FAIRFIELD — Sort of like any athletic team, one came together on Jan. 5 to keep CDT Eric Huss alive. Trainers, doctors, surgeon, patient: everyone in the zone, doing just what needed to be done, one step at a time.
Tuesday night at Martire Family Arena reunited that team. Huss and Army’s men’s hockey team paid their first visit to Sacred Heart since that night in Bridgeport, when Huss suffered a skate cut to the right side of his neck.
He and Army athletic trainer Rachel Leahy got to meet up with the rest of the team that got him here again, Sacred Heart trainer Benjamin St. Martin, trauma surgeon Matthew Carlson, Pioneers team doctor Patrick Kwok.
“I feel very blessed to be in the spot I am, the support system that I have, the professionals that are around me,” Huss said before Tuesday’s 4-1 Army win, a game the Pioneers billed as Athletic Trainer Appreciation Night.
“I couldn’t have told you anything about a trauma surgeon right before the accident, but I needed him. I was very fortunate that Dr. Carlson was there to take the best care of me and save my life.”