Today is the third anniversary of the tragic plane crash near Yaroslavl airport which claimed the lives of forty-four people. Among those who perished were the players, coaches and staff of HC Lokomotiv, on its way to Minsk to play the first game of the new season. Since that day, as a mark of respect to those no longer with us, no games are played in the Kontinental Hockey League on September 7th. This is not a day for thoughts of appearances, goals, wins or losses, but a day for mourning and remembrance. And the names of those who boarded flight AKY 9633 will never fade from our memories.
Players: Vitaly Anikeyenko, Mikhail Balandin, Alexander Galimov, Gennady Churilov, Pavol Demitra, Robert Dietrich, 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, Josef Vasicek, Alexander Vasyunov, Alexander Vyukhin, Artem Yarchuk.
Coaches: Alexander Karpovtsev, Igor Korolyov, Nikolai Krivonosov, Brad McCrimmon.
Staff: Yury Bakhvalov, Alexander Belyaev, Evgeny Kunnov, Vyacheslav Kuznetsov, Vladimir Piskunov, Evgeny Sidorov. Andrei Zimin.
Airplane crew: Nadezhda Maksumova Vladimir Matyushkin Elena Sarmatova, Elena Shalina, Andrei Solomentsev, Igor Zhevelov, Sergei Zhuravlyov.