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  • Three Fort Collins ice hockey players died in 2010 after contracting meningitis during an adult ice hockey game in Fort Collins on June 9. All three players were playing in the same game. Brian Wormus, age 29, was the first to fall ill. He went to the hospital on Sunday after experiencing flu-like symptoms and died the next day Monday June 14. Brian leaves behind a wife and two young children.

  • Two other players also fell ill to meningitis following the game. Nick Smith, age 27, died Tuesday June 22 after being treated at Poudre Valley Hospital for several days. Nick leaves behind his wife, who was at the time pregnant with the couple’s first child.

  • The third player affected, Bill Jubert, was vacationing with his family in Montana when he fell ill. After being treated for meningitis in a Montanta hospital, Bill came out of his coma and was transported back to Fort Collins. Under the loving care of his wife and two daughters, Bill continued to recover through physical therapy, determination, and a lot of hard work. Sadly, during the recovery process Bill suffered multiple strokes in a short time frame. Bill Jubert passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010.

For more information about meningitis visit Sierra's Race Against Meningitis