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by Paul on 10/13/08 at 04:47 PM ET
New York Ranger prospect Alexei Cherepanov collapsed on the bench at or near the end of Omsk’s Kontinental Hockey League game and died a short time later.
According to reports, medical personnel attempted to revive him.
added 3:52pm, The Alex Ovejtkin blog translates a story from Russia,
The young forward unexpectedly collided with his teammate during the line change. Soon after a 19-year-old hockey player’s heart stopped, and he was sent to the resuscitation.
added 4:03pm, from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
According to initial reports, Cherepanov collapsed on the bench after suffering a heart attack and was unable to be resuscitated. There was, apparently, no ambulance on hand at the rink at the time of Cherepanov’s collapse as Omsk played Vityav Chekhov in the Moscow Region. Resuscitation efforts were conducted in the parking lot.
added 4:17pm, via Puck Daddy,
Dmitry Chesnokov of SovSport, who writes:
Cherepanov is dead. He collapsed on the bench on the 18th minute of the third period in the game against Vityaz Chekhov after a collision with Jaromir Jagr [his teammate on Omsk in the KHL]. He went to the bench and his heart stopped. He was taken to the emergency room at a local hospital where the best doctors in town worked for about an hour trying to resuscitate him.
added 8:36pm, Video of Cherepanov receiving treatment on the bench can be found here.
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