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by George Malik on 05/21/11 at 05:10 PM ET
Our sincerest apologies, good thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Belle Tire goaltender and London Knights prospect Ian Jenkins. I just spoke to his coach for six years, Detroit Honeybaked’s Mike Hamilton, who’s a family friend of the Jenkins,’ and he confirms that the London Free Press’s report of Jenkins’ passing, as posted here on Kukla’s Korner, is misspoken.
Mr. Hamilton says that Ian is still fighting, and as there are conflicting reports abounding, we’d like to ask you to please send your thoughts and prayers to Ian, his family, friends, schoolmates, teammates, coaches, the Belle Tire and London Knights families and everybody involved and please hold off on the Tweets, Facebook posts and the rest until the family informs us of a change in Ian’s condition.
The family needs its privacy and the family needs to be with Ian right now. As we’ve all learned over the past few weeks, breaking the story doesn’t matter—getting it right does—and Ian is still fighting.
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