Jump to content

Ukraine KHL arena robbed by 'terrorists' and set on Fire


Recommended Posts

Druzhba Arena, the home rink of HC Donbass of the KHL, was severely damaged Monday evening and early Tuesday by pro-Russian militants, who burned and robbed the hockey arena that has stood since 1975.


The attack was part of a day of ugly fighting in Donetsk, largely at the local airport, during which dozens were killed by Ukrainian forces, the BBC reports.
According to the hockey club, "armed people" broke into the arena, tied up a guard and stole numerous items -- office equipment, television sets, communication equipment, a lock box and a car -- before setting the building on fire. There were no casualties, and the team says they expect the arena to be repaired in time to start the 2014-15 KHL season.
HC Donbass is the only KHL club that calls Ukraine home. Two-time Stanley Cup winner and native Ukrainian Ruslan Fedotenko is its captain. Oskars Bartulis and Michael Leighton are two other ex-NHL players who played for HC Donbass this past season.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...