WAIPU Mourns Death of Team Members of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl | Deepest Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences to the Russian Icehockey Family
The World Association of Icehockey Players (WAIPU) is devastated after learning the news of the passing of 43 people among them most oft he team members of Lokomotiv Yarolsavl.
Dr Lucien W Valloni, President of WAIPU:
"This is a very sad day for Icehockey all over the world. The players who died were very young and very talented. It is with deep regret that we have all learnt of the crash oft he airplane and the passing of 43 people.
On behalf of the World Association of Icehockey Players Unions I want to express our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Russian Icehockey Family and their bereaves families and friends, especially those who lost their loved ones. They lost players will be badly missed."
Among the victims:
37 ice-hockey players from Lokomotiv hockey team. 26 people of the team are Russian citizens and 11 are foreign citizens, among them is the coach of the team, Canadian Brad Makkriman. Three players from Ukraine and hockey players from Sweden, Slovakia, Belarus, Latvia and Czech Republic are among those killed. One of the players has Russian and German citizenships.
The Yaroslavl Lokomotiv hockey team lost all but one member in Wednesday's crash in Russia. The passenger list, provided by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations:
Aleksandr Galimov -- in critical condition
Aleksandr Sizov -- in critical condition