February 2, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Dominic Moore (19) skates with the puck during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Winnipeg Jets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in overtime .Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Our Thoughts Are With Dominic Moore And His Family

The Staff at Bolts By The Bay would like to express our deepest condolences to the Moore family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dominic, and all of Katie’s loved ones.

After a battle with liver cancer, Katie Moore lost her fight yesterday. (According to Pro Hockey Talk and various other sources.) Dominic Moore was a fan favorite and valued member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, before being traded to the San Jose Sharks. He and Katie were active in the Tampa community and local charities. After missing the final couple of Sharks playoff games last season, the San Jose organization released this statement on his behalf:

There have been a lot of questions and concerns raised since it was revealed that I had to miss several games of the Sharks/Blues playoff series due to a family matter and I wanted to update extended family, friends, and former teammates on our situation.

Towards the end of the 2011-12 season, my wife, Katie, began feeling ill. We visited with local doctors, who suggested running a variety of tests to ascertain the cause of the issue. Ultimately, Katie was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer and it was recommended that she undergo surgery, which took place in California in April.

While it was disappointing to not be able to compete with my Sharks teammates in the playoffs, my wife’s condition and care come first and I want to thank the Sharks organization, my teammates and their families for the love and support that has been shown to Katie and I during this difficult time.

Dolly Dolce

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