Sunday, December 29, 2002

Kariya plays despite death of father



The Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Anaheim captain Paul Kariya was in the Mighty Ducks' lineup Saturday night despite the sudden death of his father a day earlier.

Kariya, a Vancouver native, practiced with his teammates on Friday and then left to visit with his family in nearby North Vancouver. At some point during the day, Tetsuhiko Kariya suffered a fatal heart attack.

Paul Kariya participated in the morning skate, and the decision whether to play against the Vancouver Canucks was left up to him. He had one assist in Anaheim's 7-3 loss and didn't speak to reporters after the game.

Kariya, who leads the Mighty Ducks with 15 goals and 36 points, decided to travel with the team to Calgary for a game Sunday night. He was given the option to stay in Vancouver with his family, but declined.

Paul's younger brother, Steve, who plays for the Canucks' AHL farm team was en route to Vancouver from Manitoba. Steve did not play in his team's game Saturday night.

Tetsuhiko Kariya, a retired school teacher, is survived by his wife Sharon, three sons and two daughters.



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