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Such horrible news this morning re: the crash of the plane carrying the KHL team Lokomotiv. Can’t imagine the pain of the families and friends of the team members and of the plane’s crew.

While I knew I had never shot, just enjoyed watching, the former NHLers play, I checked to see if I had shot any of the others (automatic reaction – not sure if others feel compelled to do the same or not).

I did not know who Stefan Liv when I shot a Team Sweden practice in April 2008 (prior to Worlds), but from all the comments re: him from Swedes in my facebook feed he seems to have been well loved by fans.

Vitaly Anikeenko, Gennady Churilov and Alexander Vasyunov (also shot w/ Lowell Devils in 09) all played for Russia winning silver in my first WJC in 2007 in Sweden.

I also shot Nikita Klyukin at the 2009 WJC and Sergey Ostapchuk (never found out if he was at all related to Igor, the equipment manager) in August 2009 at Lake Placid.

Don’t forget to also pray (or your equivalent) for those that weren’t on the plane, but could have been.

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Written by Melissa Wade

September 7th, 2011 at 1:53 pm