Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Awarded AED at Jeffrey B. Scott Memorial Hockey Tournament

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Judi Nolan Powell, left, Chair of Niagara Catholic Jr./ Sr. High School and the Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, and Robert Scott, right, President of St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, and grandfather of Jeffrey B. Scott, the tournament namesake, accept plaques symbolizing their AED awards.

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM EDT

(WKBW release) Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School was recently honored as a recipient of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), or portable device used to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac arrest, at the Jeffrey B. Scott Memorial Hockey Tournament in conjunction with the Madison McCarthy Cardiac Care Coalition for Children.

The annual tournament memorializes Jeffrey B. Scott who passed away at age 11, tragically from a heart defect, following a neighborhood street hockey game, almost 30 years ago.  This tribute celebrates his life, hockey, and the ability to help others by donating AED’s to facilities to prevent similar future events. 

The machine will be delivered to Niagara Catholic next month at which time CPR/AED training will be provided to faculty and staff members.