Remembering Cormick Scanlan 2006-2022

Updated December 28, 2022
December 27, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we share that one of our students, sophomore Cormick (Mick) Scanlan, died December 25, 2022 from complications from a stroke he suffered earlier this month. Please keep Cormick’s family, especially his parents, Joe ‘94 and Heather, and siblings, Colin (senior, Cretin-Derham Hall), Brynn (8th grade, Holy Spirit) and Sloane (5th grade, Holy Spirit), in your prayers during this heart-breaking time. Cormick is the grandson of Mal '61 and Nancy Scanlan.

Cormick was an outstanding student and a proud Raider, playing football, baseball, and hockey. He and his family are parishioners of Holy Spirit Parish, where he attended elementary school.  

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mick, yet our faith makes us confident that he is in the loving arms of Jesus. As a community, we stand alongside his family and friends as we all mourn the loss of this bright young man who has impacted so many,” reflected Frank Miley, President.  

Matt Funk, Athletic Director, said, “Cormick was a hardworking kid who was a fierce competitor and outstanding teammate. He led by example and modeled our Culture Creates Champions motto in everything he did. His impact was felt through our entire school community and he will be greatly missed.”

Principal Mona Passman noted that a special CDH prayer service is being planned to celebrate Mick’s life when students return to school after break. More information and funeral arrangements will be shared in the upcoming days. Out of concern for our school community, she will have counselors and campus ministers available to assist students and staff. Students and staff are encouraged to seek support as we process this very difficult news. 

Cretin-Derham Hall is heartbroken over the tragic loss of Cormick this week. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.

UPDATE:  The CDH Boys Hockey JV and Varsity Teams played Maple Grove on Dec. 27 in honor of Cormick, which was covered by several local media outlets.

St. Paul Hockey Community Remembers Young Player who Passed Away after a Stroke (Fox9 News, Dec. 27, 2022) 

St. Paul Teen Hockey Player Dies Christmas Day (KARE-11, Dec 27, 2022)

Teen Athlete Dies From Stroke Complications On Christmas Day (KMSP, Dec. 26, 2022)


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