Alec Kornet, a 17-year-old hockey player at Charles F. Brush High School in Lyndhurst, died the evening of Feb. 14.
Kornet, a junior, was transported from the Cleveland Heights Recreation Pavilion to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital just after 8:45 p.m., according to a Cleveland Heights police report.
Alec was an honor student and a member of the school’s band and its soccer and hockey teams. He is the son of Scott and Stephanie Kornet of South Euclid.
South Euclid Lyndhurst City Schools released the following statement: “Alec was an incredibly well-liked and well-respected student by his fellow classmates. This SEL Schools is deeply saddened by his death, and extends our deepest sympathy to the Kornet family at this time. The SEL Schools asks all to respect the family in this time of tragedy.”
Grief counselors were being made available for students and staff at the high school.
Many people expressed their condolences on Twitter.
Rest easy #4. One of my greatest pals from my childhood. I'll never forget those backyard wrestling matches for the world. Love you brother pic.twitter.com/wQ1FRDmJDH— Chase Lounge (@mike_taddeo) February 15, 2017
My heart goes out to Brush High School and @brushhockey, I know some band members who knew Alec that said he was kind and talented, RIP ❤️— Kyle (@StehuraKyle) February 15, 2017