Team Russia holds moment of silence to remember Lokomotiv victims

There are no games scheduled in the KHL today. The league says there never will be games scheduled on Sept. 7.

This date gives us a sombre reminder of how fragile life is, as we lost an entire KHL team in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash on Sept. 7, 2011. While there are no games being played in Russia’s top professional league today, the Russian World Cup of Hockey team is on the ice at camp. They started today’s session off with a moment of silence to honour the fallen.

There were 45 people aboard the Lokomotiv flight and although two initially survived the crash, one of those survivors died in hospital a few days later.

The following is a list of players and staff who died on the Lokomotiv flight.

Vitaly Anikeyenko
Mikhail Balandin
Gennady Churilov
Pavol Demitra
Robert Dietrich
Alexander Galimov
Marat Kalimulin
Alexander Kalyanin
Andrei Kiryukhin
Nikita Klyukin
Stefan Liv
Jan Marek
Sergei Ostapchuk
Karel Rachůnek
Ruslan Salei
Maxim Shuvalov
Kārlis Skrastiņš
Pavel Snurnitsyn
Daniil Sobchenko
Ivan Tkachenko
Pavel Trakhanov
Yuri Urychev
Josef Vašíček
Alexander Vasyunov
Alexander Vyukhin
Artem Yarchuk

Yuri Bakhvalov
Aleksandr Belyaev
Alexander Karpovtsev
Igor Korolev
Nikolai Krivonosov
Yevgeni Kunnov
Vyacheslav Kuznetsov
Brad McCrimmon
Vladimir Piskunov
Yevgeni Sidorov
Andrei Zimin

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