September 07, 2011
This Day In Hockey History
1988 - Tony Esposito, Brad Park, Buddy O'Connor and Guy Lafleur were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Ed Snider (builder) and George Hayes (official) were also inducted. Dick Irvin, Jim Proudfoot and Scott Young were all named as media honourees.
2011 - The private jet carry the players and coaches of Russian KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashes, killing 43 of the 45 people on board. Player Alexander Gailamov and a plane crew person were the only ones to survive, though Gailamov had burns to 80% of his body. Among the dead were former NHLers Brad McCrimmon, Pavol Demitra, Igor Korolev, Alexander Karpovtsev, Ruslan Salei, Karlis Skrastins, Karel Rachunek, Josef Vasicek and Alexander Vasylunov.
Happy Birthday to Jacques Lemaire, Tony Tanti, Baldy Northcott, Gino Odjick, Bryan Maxwell, Chris Oddliefson and Orland Kurtenbach.