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Canucks Prospect Luc Bourdon Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Via John on Twitter, I just heard an unconfirmed report that Vancouver Canucks prospect Luc Bourdon had been killed in a motorcycle accident. There are no details at the moment, but I’ll update this post as soon as I turn some up.

As I write this, John points to Kukla’s Korner, which has a translation of a French media report. He apparently died near Shipagan, New Brunswick.

I watched Bourdon play at the World Juniors in 2006, and he was excellent. Condolences to his family.

UPDATE: Here’s an English-language article from TSN.

UPDATE #2: Somebody came by saying that she was friend of Bourdon’s and left a comment. For what it’s worth, her IP address checks out:

Hi, i’m from Shippagan and i’ve known Luc since i was in kintergarden. Luc was just passing his girlfriend and it was really windy and his coat got stock or something and he lost control of his bike and got hitted by a tractor-trailer. His girlfriend has seen everything. We are all with the family and with Charlyne, his girlfriend.
xxxxx R.I.P Bourdon

UPDATE #3: Beth points out that people have been making donations to Canucks Place in Bourdon’s name. If you’re looking to recognize his passing, that seems like an appropriate gesture.

3 Responses to “Canucks Prospect Luc Bourdon Killed in Motorcycle Crash”

  1. Isabelle

    Hi, i’m from Shippagan and i’ve known Luc since i was in kintergarden. Luc was just passing his girlfriend and it was really windy and his coat got stock or something and he lost control of his bike and got hitted by a tractor-trailer. His girlfriend has seen everything. We are all with the family and with Charlyne, his girlfriend.
    xxxxx R.I.P Bourdon

  2. Lisa Karst

    Thanks Isabelle. As a rider and hockey fan, I was very anxious to get beyond the official releases. I’m very sad for his girlfriend, who had to see that, and for his family and friends. A bad gust of wind and minor gear malfunction… it could happen so quickly.

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