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Hockey fans mourn loss of KHL team killed in crash

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A man lights candles in front of Arena-2000, the home venue of the Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslav in Yaroslavl early on September 8, 2011 after the team was involved in an air crash.

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A portrait of Ivan Tkachenko, one of the players from the Lokomotiv Yaroslav ice hockey team thought to have perished in an air crash earlier in the day, is seen flanked by candles and glasses in front of Arena-2000, the team's home venue in Yaroslavl early on September 8, 2011.

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Fans of Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl light candles in memory of the victims of a plane crash, outside the Arena 2000 stadium in Yaroslavl, Russia on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

From NBC Sports:

The hockey world was shaken to its core once again Wednesday morning as news surfaced that a terrible plane crash took the lives of at least 43 people, with most of the victims being members of the KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. This tragedy continues a nightmare summer for the sport, as people are still trying to process the heartbreaking deaths of Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak. Full story.

 

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