Tragedy Hits KHL

KHL Lokomotiv plane crash

A devasting story coming out of Russia this morning as a plane carrying the entire Yaroslavl Lokomotiv hockey team crashed just seconds after take-off, killing almosr everyone on board.  Several former NHLers, including Pavel Dimitra, Karel Rakunek, and possibly Ruslan Salei-reports differ as to whether or not he was on board, have all been lost. Canadian Brad McCrimmon, 52, and a former Cup winner with Calgary in 1989, also perished in the tragedy.

It was opening day for the KHL regular season, with one game already taking place at the time of the accident. The game was immediately halted, and no word has come out from league officials as to when play will resume.

45 people, 8 crew members, and 37 team members were on board.

FORMER NHLERS AMONG CRASH VICTIMS

PAVOL DEMITRA

TEAMS: 
OTT, STL, LAK, MIN, VAN
RUSLAN SALEI

TEAMS
: ANA, FLA, COL, DET
KAREL RACHUNEK

TEAMS: 
OTT, NYR, NJD
KARLIS SKRASTINS

TEAMS
: NSH, COL, FLA, DAL
JOSEF VASICEKNHL TEAMS
CAR, NYI
ALEXANDER VASYUNOV

NHL TEAMS

NJD
BRAD MCCRIMMON TEAMS (AS COACH)
NYI, CGY, ATL, DETTEAMS(AS PLAYER)
BOS, PHI, CGY,
DET, HFD, PHX

 

KHL Lokomotiv Roster:
G Liv Stefan
G Vyukhin Alexander
D Trakhanov Pavel
D Rachunek Karel
D Dietrich Robert
D Salei Ruslan
D Skrastins Karlis
D Balandin Mikhail
D Anikeenko Vitaly
D Kalimulin Marat
D Urychev Yuri
F Galimov Alexander
F Sobchenko Daniil
F Marek Jan
F Tkachenko Ivan
F Vasyunov Alexander
F Churilov Gennady
F Klyukin Nikita
F Kalyanin Alexander
F Ostapchuk Sergei
F Demitra Pavol
F Vasicek Josef
F Kiryukhin Andrei

Coaching staff:
Brad McCrimmon
Valtonen Jorma
Karpovtsev Alexander
Korolev Igor

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