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Today, We Remember the Lokomotiv Tragedy

One year ago today, the unthinkable happened. On Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 16:05 Moscow Time, a YAK-42 carrying the 37 players and staff of the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv KHL hockey team struck a...

Dallas Stars Daily Links: One Year After Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Tragedy, Airline Executive Charged

A former airline executive has been charged in connection with the plane crash that killed the entire Yaroslavl Lokomotiv hockey team last year and other news and notes from around the NHL.

Breaking News: NASCAR Team Owner Rick Hendrick and Wife Escape Serious Injury in Plane Crash

Photo courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff's Sgt. Evan Calhoun. Hendrick Motorsports team owner, Rick Hendrick and his wife, Linda were among four people who escaped serious injury early Monday...


"Ice-A 2 U" (aka "The Russians love their players, too")

"Ice-A 2 U" (aka "The Russians love their players, too")   by Marc Weissman on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 11:27pm   As an avid fan of music's "King Of Pain" combined with such unmerciful ...

Russian air disaster kills former Panthers Salei, Skrastins, Karpovtsev; KHL club perishes in unprecedented event

Another incomprehensible tragedy in hockey today, as an airplane carrying the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (roster here) crashed in Russia after colliding with an airport antenna on takeoff, killing...

FINAL UPDATE: Charter Plane Carrying KHL's Lokomotiv Crashes

No confirmation on who was on-board, but the roster includes former NHLers Pavol Demitra, Karel Rachunek, Ruslan Salei, Karlis Skrastins, Josef Vasicek, and Alexander Korolyuk. They were coached by former NHLer Brad McCrimmon, along with assistant coaches Igor Korolev and Alexander Karpovtsev. Regardless, horrible news for a terrible summer. FINAL UPDATE: Bruce Peter over at Puck Worlds has the complete list of deceased and survivors, reported and confirmed. Our best wishes to their loved ones.

Pennsylvania Plane Crash Cancels Tee Time at Chestnut Ridge

Making national headlines this evening is a plane crash directly into a house in Bell Township, Pennsylvania. The Beech Baron BE-58 twin-engine prop aircraft slammed into the home around 9:20 am this morning. The survivors of the crash canceled their tee time at a local golf course.

Documentary on 1961 US Skating Team

USA Today reports that the United States Figure Skating Association has commissioned a documentary on the 1961 world championship figure skating squad, who were killed in a plane crash en route to...

A Legacy Lives On

Christopher Nolan is the grandson of U.S. ice dancing coach Danny Ryan, who was killed in the 1961 plane crash that killed the entire United States world figure skating team. But Icenetwork has an...

Hersh: No Singles Medals for US in 2010

Philip Hersh, who always has a lot to say about our beloved sport, has gone out on a limb (his words) and predicted that the United States will not win any singles skating medals at the Vancouver...

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