The hockey world was faced with difficult news this week, with the passing of Spanish junior national team forward Sergi Pous on Tuesday due to a serious illness.

A native of Llivia, Spain, Pous passed away just 11 days before his 18th birthday. Known to have a good personality by those who knew him, Pous formerly played for CG Puigcerda in Spain before making the jump to play midget hockey in Canada. Two years ago, Pous joined the Ottawa Sting Midget AA team for a season before earning a spot with the Upper Canada Cyclones Midget AAA squad, a team he played very well for. In 18 games, the 6’3 forward put up nine goals and 14 points to finish fourth in team scoring despite playing in less games than the three players in front of him.

Pous was also an accomplished player with both the Spanish U18 and U20 team’s, taking home silver medals in all three tournaments in participated in. Pous won two of his medals this past season, even finishing with three goals at the U18 event to finish tied for second in his team in that category.

Sergi’s funeral will be held this week in Llivia. He was just 17.

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