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Penguins prospect suffers burns in stag party explosion

Jordy Bellerive signed a three-year contract with the Penguins in September after an impressive training camp
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Calgary (Canada) (AFP) – Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Jordy Bellerive is expected to make a full recovery after three people suffered serious burns in a fire-pit explosion at a bachelor party.

“The Pittsburgh Penguins have been in direct contact with prospect forward Jordy Bellerive since he was injured in an incident. Assistant general manager Bill Guerin has spoken with Bellerive, who is in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery,” the National Hockey League club said in a statement Sunday morning.

Canadian police said Sunday they are investigating an “incident” in which three people were injured when a “substance was placed into a fire-pit that caused an explosion.”

Global News television in Lethbridge reported that two of the players suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and one of those is critical.

Bellerive’s junior team, the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League, also released a statement saying that the two other players, Ryan Vandervlis and Matt Alfaro, were hospitalized with “various injuries”. Vandervlis played last season with the junior team while Alfaro is an alumni.

The 19-year-old Bellerive signed a three-year contract with the Penguins in September after an impressive training camp. 

He scored 46 goals and added 46 assists over 71 games in the WHL with the Hurricanes this season. 

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