The League has scheduled no games for the 7th of September. This date, the anniversary of the 2011 Tunoshna Airport disaster, has been designated an annual day of remembrance in honor of the players, coaches, staff of HC Lokomotiv and the flight crew who perished when the Yak-42 aircraft, ferrying them to Minsk for the first game of the new season, crashed soon after take-off at Tunoshna Airport near Yaroslavl. Today, candles will be lit, flowers laid and tributes paid at the site of the crash, at Yaroslavl’s Arena 2000 stadium, at the city’s Leontyevskoye Cemetary and at all the final resting places of the forty-four souls from nine nations who boarded flight AKY 9633 to Minsk on the 7th of September, 2011.
Players: Vitaly Anikeyenko, Mikhail Balandin, Gennady Churilov,Pavol Demitra, Robert Dietrich, Alexander Galimov, Marat Kalimulin, Alexander Kalyanin, Andrei Kiryuhin, Nikita Klyukin, Stefan Liv, Jan Marek, Sergei Ostapchuk, Karel Rachunek, Ruslan Salei, Maxim Shuvalov, Karlis Skrastins, Pavel Snurnytsin, Daniil Sobchenko, Ivan Tkachenko, Pavel Trakhanov, Yury Urychev, Alexander Vasyunov, Josef Vasicek, Alexander Vyukhin, Artem Yarchuk.
Coaches: Alexander Karpovtsev, Igor Korolev, Nikolai Krivonosov, Brad McCrimmon.
Staff: Yuri Bakhvalov, Alexander Belyayev, Andrei Zimin, Evgeny Kunnov, Vyacheslav Kuznetsov, Vladimir Piskunov, Evgeny Sidorov.
Crew: Nadezhda Maksumova, Mr Matyushkin, Elena Samatova, Elena Shalina, Andrei Solomentsev, Igor Zhevelev, Sergey Zhuravlyov.