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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Regina Pats' Myles Bell Involved in Fatal Crash

The following is the statement issued by Regina Pats President/Governor, Brent Parker:

“The purpose of calling you all here today is to inform you of a serious car accident involving a member of the Regina Pats….Myles Bell.

The accident took place early this morning in Calgary and I regret that not only has this accident left Myles in hospital but has resulted in the death of a young lady from Regina.
At this point in time we do not know enough details to comment about the circumstances surrounding the accident and we will wait for the authorities to give us this information before we comment.

This is an incredibly difficult situation for me and our family as we are close with the young lady who died, as she was a close friend of our daughter. She was a beautiful young lady and she will be missed!

Chad and Russ are in Calgary and at the hospital with Myles and his family but we do not have a status report on the extent of Myles’ injuries at this time.

We ask that both families be shown some courtesy at this difficult time and that all media inquiries be directed through Chad or myself. We will update you again later today on Myles’ situation. The tragedy here is the loss of life and we will not lose sight of this but we will support Myles as a member of our organization as he deals with this situation.”

CTV News in Calgary is reporting on their web site that charges are pending.

Bell recorder 45 points in 65 games for the Pats this season. He participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game. He was ranked 39th among North American Skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings and 59th overall in The Hockey News top 100.

Our condolences go out to the family of the young lady who lost her life in the accident.

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