Many of you may have heard of the tragedy that has fallen upon the hockey world. Members of the Kontinental Hockey League's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl were flying to Minsk for their season opener when their plane crashed soon after takeoff on Wednesday September 7th. Forty-three passengers died, including nearly all of Lokomotiv's players and coaching staff.
On September 8th, Dynamo Minsk players still came out onto the ice - not for a game, but to pay tribute to their fallen athletes, in front of stands packed with fans in mourning. The heartbreaking yet surreal footage of the ceremony can be found above. In a setting like this, we all speak the same language.
Written By: Jordan