Cherepanov Taken to Hospital
Monday October 13th 2008, 3:00 pm

According to numerous Russian news sources Alexei Cherepanov collapsed during Avangard Omsk’s game against Vityaz today. Reports say his heart stopped and that CPR was performed. More to come.

UPDATE 3:51PM: TSN confirms Cherepanov’s passing. I have no words.

UPDATE 3:44PM: Sports.ru are reporting “Avangard forward Alexei Cherepanov has died in hospital.”

UPDATE: TSN confirm the story, but has no details.

From Sportbox.ru:

Hockey: Cherepanov Hast Lost Consciousness During Game

Avangard Omsk forward Alexei Cherepanov, during the KHL regular season game against Checkov Vityaz, has lost consciousness on the bench.

During a line change the young forward unexpectedly collided with a teammate. Soon after the 19-year old hockey player’s heart stopped.

In connection with this tragic case the post-game press conference with the head coaches of the teams that played has been cancelled.

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12 Comments so far
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    That is some shocking news…

    Hope he’s alright..

    Comment by Sam 10.13.08 @ 3:21 pm

    Jesus please keep us updated. Hope he makes a quick and speedy recover

    Comment by ak 10.13.08 @ 3:32 pm

    This is awful I hope he will be ok.

    Comment by Spooky 10.13.08 @ 3:44 pm

    Over at HR, Eric just posted a Russian article saying that Cherepanov died in the hospital. That’s all I was able to translate.

    Comment by Hank 10.13.08 @ 3:47 pm

    What a tragedy! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Ranger organization.

    Comment by Ruthe Robertson 10.13.08 @ 4:18 pm

    This is just awful. I want to cry on behalf of his family.

    Comment by Amos 10.13.08 @ 4:26 pm

    tragic. why, how could this happen.

    Comment by Rajeev 10.13.08 @ 4:34 pm

    He collided with Jagr. No joke.

    Comment by jf 10.13.08 @ 5:02 pm

    non-working defribrillator and trouble getting an ambulance

    Comment by jf 10.13.08 @ 5:03 pm

    RIP Siberian Express

    Comment by BLH 10.13.08 @ 5:29 pm

    Just horrible. Safe journey, Alexei. And my heart goes out to his family; his blood family and his hockey family.

    Comment by Goalie 10.13.08 @ 7:02 pm

    How sad for all.He will be missed.God bless his love ones.He is in the hands of the lord now and maybe he can start a team in heaven. Alexei,I will miss you.Pete help him make his way home,he is so young keep an eye on him. My payers to all.

    Comment by Tiger 10.14.08 @ 11:41 am



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