Myles Bell, a defenceman with the Regina Pats hockey club, is in hospital after a car crash Saturday in Calgary that claimed the life of a young woman, the team announced.
It's not believed Bell's injuries are life-threatening, he said.
"This is an incredibly difficult situation for me and our family as we are close with the young lady who died," Brent Parker, the club's president, said of the teen, who was a passenger in the car. "She was a close friend of our daughter."
Parker said team owner Russ Parker and general manager Chad Lang were in Calgary to assist the family of the 17-year-old Bell.
Bell's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
RCMP investigate rollover
Few details about the crash were available.
A news release from the RCMP in Alberta, issued Saturday around 7:30 a.m. MT, said police were investigating a rollover crash that injured a 17-year-old Calgary male and resulted in the death of an 18-year-old woman from Saskatchewan.
The RCMP said the injuries to the driver were not life-threatening.
The police news release did not identify either person. No other people were in the car.
According to the release, the crash took place on Springbank Road, just west of the Calgary city limits.
"A vehicle travelling eastbound on Springbank Road lost control and rolled numerous times before coming to rest in the south ditch," RCMP said in the release.
The Regina Pats play in the Western Hockey League.