Balazs Vigh passed away at the age of 30. He was among the victims of the bus crash that happened on Friday shortly before midnight in San Martino Buon Albergo close to the Italian city of Verona in which 16 people died.
The bus was driving high-school students and their teachers back to Hungary from a skiing trip. One of the teachers was Gyorgy Vigh whose family travelled with him. While he and his wife Erika were rescuing victims from the burning bus, their own children, Balazs and his 18-year-old sister Laura, died in the crash.
Balazs Vigh started to play hockey at MAC Budapest before moving to Ferencvaros Budapest as a junior player where he debuted in the top Hungarian league. He represented Hungary in the 2003 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B in Belgrade during that time.
The forward later played top-level hockey in Hungary for city rival Ujpest and in the last two years joined Tisza Volan SC, a Hungarian club that competes in the Serbian league.