Friday, May 30, 2008

In Memory of Luc Bourdon

Promising young Vancouver Canucks defenseman Luc Bourdon died yesterday in a tragic accident when he lost control of his motorcycle and crossed the center line and head-on into a tractor trailer. He was only 21. He was a really good friend of Kris Letang (from Bleacher Report):
A talented defenseman, he brought the Gold Medal to Canada twice at the World Junior Championships; in 2006 and 2007 with one of his closest friends, Kristopher Letang. In 2006, he got 6 points in 6 games, and was named among the Tournament All-Star Team.

Stephane Leroux, a Sports writer and journalist on RDS, recalls Bourdon's moment at the World Junior. "During a practice, Bourdon pretended to be a RDS reporter and interviewed Letang. During the discussion, he would press the microphone on Letang's nose and forehead. Letang could not contain his laughs."

When contacted by the Medias, Kristopher Letang did not want to answer any question or make any comment, visibly shocked by the tragedy.

The two young men played together at the World Junior and for the Val d'Or Foreurs. During a game between Cap-Breton and Val d'Or, Bourdon had to face for the first time his former team and Letang. The Screaming Eagles lost that night, but fans could see the mark of a true friendship as Bourdon made a big hug to Letang on the ice.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bourdon family and to all who knew him.

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