Monday, October 13, 2008

A Sad Day for Hockey

A terrible story out of the KHL Today, Rangers prospect 19 year old Alexei Cherapanov collapsed on the bench near the end of Omsk game and died a short time later [TSN].

Sources in Russia tell TSN that the ambulance that is normally at all games had already departed and had to be called back.
It is not clear exactly how long it took for Cherepanov to be transported from the rink to the hospital but one source in the arena told TSN it was "probably 15 or 20 minutes."
Also, there is some question as to whether defibrillators at the arena were in good working order.

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