Friday, May 30, 2008

Tragic Loss

The hockey world was saddened to hear the news of Luc Bourdon. A Vancouver Canuck defenseman that was killed on his motorcycle in Northern New Brunswick. A budding d-man on his way up, Bourdon had a bright future in the NHL. He was a teammate of both Matt Cooke in Vancouver and recently signed Karl Alzner for team Canada under 18.

Bourdon was regarded so highly that the Canucks refused to trade him for Brad Richards at one point. He won gold with Canada twice in the under 18 category where he shared the blue line with Alzner in 2007. He was on the verge of becoming much more well known in the NHL community as a promising defensive talent.

It's a sad day in hockey indeed. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.

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