Lance Galbraith car crash leaves star player dead at 42

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Lance Galbraith

Lance Galbraith is a former Ottawa 67 star player who died in a car accident in Ontario. He was mourned in tributes that remembered him as a tough player who “would do anything for his teammates.”

According to, Galbraith died in a car accident in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on Friday, April 15, 2022.

The news site reported that Galbraith “played five seasons with the 67ers in the late 1990s and early 2000s, winning a Memorial Cup in 1999 and an OHL championship in 2001.”

Here’s what you need to know:

The team confirmed Galbraith’s death

The Ottawa 67 confirmed the death in a statement on Twitter.

“The Ottawa 67’s and OSEG are devastated to learn of the death of former player Lance Galbraith at the age of 42,” they wrote.

“Galbraith played for the Barber Poles for five seasons and helped lead the ’67ers to both the Memorial Cup Championship in 1999 and the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 2001.”

“If you think about the guys we had here, Lance was at the top with the most popular Ottawa 67s ever,” former coach and GM Brian Kilrea said, according to a statement the team released in a Twitter reply.

“It is very sad and all our thoughts are with his family, friends and former teammates.”

The Ontario Ball Hockey Association posted a tribute to Galbraith on Facebook, writing:

OBHA mourns the loss and extends its condolences to the family and friends of Lance Galbraith, who passed away Thursday at the age of 42.

You wouldn’t find a tougher player who would do anything for his teammates. When he was in the lineup he was there to support his teammates and everyone played a little bit bigger. One thing is for sure, he always enjoyed his time on the floor and always played with a grin or smile. One word to describe him would be passionate.

He began playing for many seasons with the Vaughan Flames, then transitioned into Masters ball hockey with the Weston Alumni, the Toronto Penguins and finally the York Express.

Lance started playing ball hockey at an older age after his ice hockey game ended. He played five seasons in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s and then on a few teams during his 12-year career in the East Coast, Central and American Hockey Leagues.

The Idaho Steelheads mourn Galbraith’s ‘tragic death’

The Idaho Steelheads also mourned Galbraith. writes on Twitter:

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the tragic death of Steelheads legend and two-time Kelly Cup champion Lance Galbraith. He was 42 years old.

Our hearts go out to the Galbraith family and all who have been touched by his presence.

Rest in peace Rooster ๐Ÿ’™

According to Idaho News 6, alongside the Steelheads, Galbraith “played eight seasons in the ECHL for four other teams and two other teams in different leagues.” He was the Steelheads’ second-leading scorer, the site reported.

Honors also flowed from family and friends. A woman wrote on Facebook:

I literally can’t…
My very first boyfriend and one of my oldest friends. My heart is broken! I’m shaking I’m lost and I wish we had made these plans to meet and catch up come true. I’ve loved you since we were six, Mr Galbraith. I am writing this through tears to let any old friends who haven’t heard the news know. REST IN PEACE. This one stings a lot. I’m broken ๐Ÿ’”

One woman wrote: “Devastating isn’t even the word to describe this… Lance Galbraith was one of a kind, he was one of the nicest guys in the world and would do anything for anyone. The ice hockey world has lost a great one. Life is so precious ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ญโ€

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