The Cardiff Devils are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of former Devil Scott Matzka, who lost his battle with ALS earlier today.
Scott was a warrior on the ice during his playing days, but nothing could compare to the courage, the grit, the determination and the grace that he showed every day throughout his ongoing fight against ALS.
He touched so many of our lives, whether we played with him, cheered him on, or got to know him after this horrible disease took over his life, we all have been impacted by this great man. The work he did to raise awareness about this disease and show the world what real courage was will live on forever.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Catie, Reese, Owen as well as his family and friends around the world that were lucky enough to know Scott and have their lives touched by such an amazing person.
This is a sad day for all of us, the world lost a great man, a great husband, a great father and a great friend. His memory and his legacy will never be forgotten.