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Accused Coach Found Dead

from Teresa Masterson of NBC 10 Philadelphia,

Ukrainian hockey coach Ivan Pravilov, who trained teens and professionals in the Philadelphia area, was found dead in his jail cell Friday, an officials told the Associated Press.

Authorities suspect suicide.

Pravilov, a mentor to several NHL and college players including former Flyer (an current New Jersey Devil) Dainius Zubrus, was arrested in mid-January for having sexual contact with a teenage boy in who attended his hockey clinics, authorities say.

The alleged fondling happened in Pravilov’s Philadelphia apartment, officials say.


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This is a story that has rocked our youth hockey organization for the past six weeks.

From sharing a bowl of Keilbasi and kraut with him last year, I would have never anticipated this ending.


Let’s remember his kids, who will be lingering victims.  Many of them are participating in the Quebec International PeeWee tournament over the next ten days.

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 02/11/12 at 01:01 PM ET

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