Latvia mourns legend Karlis Skrastins
RIGA, Latvia -- About 20,000 Latvians said farewell Friday to former NHL player Karlis Skrastins, who died last week in a plane crash that wiped out an entire Russian team.
Many mourners held roses and wore crimson-and-white Latvian hockey jerseys, paying homage to Skrastins at the country's main sport arena just outside of downtown Riga, the country's capital. President Andris Berzins also took part in the memorial.
Skrastins, who played for several NHL teams, including the Colorado ...
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