Slovakia mourns Pavol Demitra
TRENCIN, Slovakia -- Thousands of people attended a memorial service at a Slovak ice hockey arena Thursday to honor Pavol Demitra, the former national team captain who died in a plane crash that wiped out an entire Russian hockey club.
Slovakia president Ivan Gasparovic and major Slovak hockey stars -- including Zdeno Chara, Marian Hossa and Marian Gaborik -- attended.
The service was held Thursday in Trencin's arena in western Slovakia, where Demitra began his career in the top Slovak ...
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