Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ice hockey is a huge sport in Russia. Last Wednesday, a jet carrying the Kontinental Hockey League's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed while flying to the season opener, killing nearly the entire team and staff in a tragedy that has shocked the nation (more details about the accident here). On the night that the Lokomotiv team would have played, Dynamo Minsk (the opposing team) skated out for a memorial service on the ice. Watch the players fire pucks into their own net to symbolize a defeat to their deceased opponents (I caught a lot of our vocab. in here, too, so listen carefully!)

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