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Black Hawks mourn the death of former player


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey Organization is mourning the death of a former player.

Rob Kenney, 41, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday morning on I-75 in Florida.

Kenney played forward for the Black Hawks from 1986 through 1988, scoring 45 goals and notching 54 assists during his stint in Waterloo, and ranks among the top 25 players in Black Hawk history for regular season goals, assists, and points.

He earned a spot in the 1988 USHL All-Star game and scored a goal for the South Division.

After Waterloo, Kenney for Northeastern University before advancing into the professional ranks in the American minor leagues and Europe.

Following his retirement as a player, Kenney went into coaching and player training with Pinnacle Hockey Group of Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Kenney is survived by his wife Janelle and children Steve, Kelly, and Rick.

A memorial fund has been set-up for Kenney's family.  More information can be found by visiting

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