UPDATE: On Monday, the Western Hockey League said reports that the accident took place at a bachelor party were “inaccurate.” They said the injuries occurred “at the family home of WHL Alumnus Tyler Wong the evening prior to a planned day of golf.”
Two players with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League, including one from B.C., and a former Hurricanes player were injured in an incident at a party near Calgary on Saturday.
North Vancouver’s Jordy Bellerive was reportedly injured in the fire along with two others – teammate Ryan Vandervlis and Hurricanes alumnus Matt Alfaro.
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Sources told Global News the three were injured in a fire in Calgary during a party and one of them is in critical condition.
Bellerive is currently a prospect with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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In a statement on Sunday, the Penguins said Bellerive is “in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery.”
Bellerive comes from a hockey family. His brother played for the WHL’s Vancouver Giants and his sister has been involved with Canada’s women’s national team. His great uncle is a former NHLer.
— With files from Lisa McGregor