03/05/2014 04:07 EST | Updated 05/05/2014 05:59 EDT

WHL star Tim Bozon critically ill with meningitis, family says

Tim Bozon, a forward with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League, is in critical condition in hospital in Saskatoon with meningitis, according to the league and his family.

In a news release Wednesday, the WHL said Bozon was admitted to Royal University Hospital on Saturday where his condition was diagnosed as Neisseria Meningitis. 

The league said his parents, who are from Switzerland, arrived in Saskatoon Sunday and are with their son.

"The family has indicated to the WHL that Tim’s condition is critical," the release said.

Health officials are aware of the case and following protocols to ensure anyone who may have had direct contact with the player gets appropriate treatment.