Luc Bourdon, a promising defenceman with the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, was killed Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle struck a tractor-trailer in his native northern New Brunswick.
Bourdon was a member of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2006 world junior hockey championship in Vancouver. He helped Canada win another gold at the 2007 world juniors in Sweden.
Bourdon played for Val d'Or, Moncton and Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before turning pro.
What's your memories of Bourdon? Have your say in our forum.
Canucks D-man Bourdon killed
Yesterday at the Bell Center they had a poster to which the Mantobia Moose players, Hockey fans and anyone alike signed their name and send it out to Luc family. There was even a poster outside for all to sign as well.
A hockey fan, 2008-06-04 12:29:11
RIP Luc your teamates and fans will miss you.
Hammertime, 2008-06-02 17:37:57
Look at Nascar lots of accdients there half the Nascar fans watch it for the accident alone but the driver still races on. People drive Motocycles as well. Can't blame him for that. it just happened. Unforanalty FATE can do that to anybody at anytime.
"I for one have driven the roads of New Brunswick, very, very dangerous with the lumber trucks and winds etc. I have to agree with wamu, while he was not an idiot, it was not and is not very prudent to put your life at risk when you have so much going for you. It's tantamount to smoking, we all know the dangers but continue to participate.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-05-30 11:58:34"
A hockey Fan, 2008-06-02 15:09:36
One of my most enjoyable times is when a father asked me if I would teach his son how to ride a motorcycle. I said I would..and I found that I had a very responsive young fellow that would listen to me. Of course he had to start out on a 750 Honda. I took him to a parking lot and let him feel his way around a bit (dropped it a few times) and then graduated him to the open road before he had to deal with traffic. When he felt ready I went with him for his test. He did fine.
I have no idea what Luc was driving,but I can only imagine that it something new and probably powerful. Something with he had very little riding experience with.My young friend has done well with his machine and I hope he continues to remember all the bits and pieces I've passed on.
My heartfelt condolences go out to Luc's family.
Mitch, 2008-05-31 03:59:53
I am amzed however that some people here would say such stupid things. This PROVES that this board is NOT monitor properly at all. Callous remarks that Wamu made well that was just not called for. Real smart jackass. Hope you burn in hell for that. at least you will be keeping me company
A Hockey Fan, 2008-05-30 15:51:18
Millions of people drive motorcycles none of them will appreciate being called idiots for it. In Bourdon's case he was an inexperienced driver and high winds were likely a big factor in the accident.
If Bourdon's family and friends happen to read this forum, please ignore wamu's STUPID comments. He/she does not represent the vast majority of hockey fans who are extremely saddened over this tragedy.
Steven, 2008-05-30 08:45:06