Hockey Team Postpones Game Due to a Player Tragically Passing Away

Published December 17, 2022 at 11:11

We are devastated to report that we have lost another hockey player today. The hockey community has been hard affected so far this year with several passings.

The 18-year-old Abakar Kazbekov's tragic death has been reported by the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, and they have decided to postpone tonight's game as a result.

Abakar earned a full-time roster spot on the Knights' roster this season as it was only his second year playing hockey outside of his hometown in Russia.

Statement from the London Knights and the Ontario Hockey League on the sudden passing of Abakar Kazbekov.

The Ontario Hockey League and the London
Knights are saddened to announce the sudden passing of player Abakar Kazbekov.

Abakar has been a valued member of the team since 2021. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates.
Tonight's game in London between the London
Knights and Flint Firebirds is postponed.

We send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this passing, and also the entire London Knights organization.
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