Brady Grasdal moose jaw obituary and dead, junior hockey team mourns death

The Nipawin Hawks took to social media on Sunday to announce the tragic passing of former player Brady Grasdal.

“In memory of Brady Grasdal, a true Hawk who left us too soon,” the team’s post stated.

“Once a Hawk, always a Hawk. The Nipawin Jr ‘A’ Hawks family mourns the heartbreaking loss of Brady Grasdal, whose life was tragically cut short.”

Grasdal had served as a defenseman for the Hawks during the 2022-23 season, contributing in eight games with the team.

Before his stint in Nipawin, the 21-year-old from Moose Jaw played for the Portage Terriers in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) from 2019 to 2021.

Grasdal had also been associated with various AA and AAA teams, starting with his hometown Moose Jaw Warriors U15 AA squad in 2015.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and numerous teammates during this difficult time,” expressed the Hawks in their post.

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