Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 10/13/11 at 06:01 PM ET
Release from the KHL:
The following is Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) president Alexander Medvedev’s statement regarding tonight’s joint fundraising effort by the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins to benefit the families of those who perished in the tragic Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash on Wednesday, September 7th.
“I’d like to both commend and thank the players and management of the Capitals and Penguins for both remembering those we’ve lost, as well as supporting their families and loved ones. The teams’ tribute to the Yaroslavl hockey club is testament to the remarkable bonds shared by all members of the global hockey family. As we see tonight, great sports rivalries can be put aside when there is an opportunity to benefit those who are in need.”
During their first meeting of the 2011-2012 season on Thursday, October 13th, players from both teams will wear jerseys with commemorative Lokomotiv patches that will be autographed and auctioned off at NHL.com. All proceeds will benefit the families of the Lokomotiv team.
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