CALGARY – A player from the Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey team is in a medically induced coma after he and two others were injured at a campfire on the weekend.
In a statement, the Western Hockey League says Ryan Vandervlis, a 20-year old centre with the elite major junior team, suffered severe burns.
His family says that he’s in the intensive-care unit of a Calgary hospital in critical condition.
Two others — Jordy Bellerive, a Pittsburgh Penguins prospect, and alumnus Matt Alfaro — were also injured.
The campfire took place at the family home of Hurricanes alumnus Tyler Wong.
Wong’s family says in a statement that nine of Wong’s friends came over to stay the night before going golfing and camping on Saturday.