Lokomotiv moves on from crash in Amish country
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl suffered one of the worst aviation disasters in sports history.
Lokomotiv's plane crashed September 7, 2011 shortly after takeoff outside Yaroslavl, killing 44 people. All of its players, coaches and staff were wiped out.
A new team was put together. Lokomotiv even made the playoffs in its first season back in the KHL.
Coach Tom Lowe says his team needed a touch of Western training to get better, though. So, Lokomotiv has hunkered down for five weeks in the heart of Amish country. Rebuilt from tragedy, the next generation of players push on for several grueling hours a day with one of sports' elite trainers, a long, long way from home.