|Home Arena||Arena 2000|
|Colors||red, blue and white|
|General Manager||Yuri Lukin|
|Head Coach||Kari Heikkilä|
Through the years, the team was renamed several times:
- 1949-1955: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
- 1955-1956: Spartak Yaroslavl
- 1956-1957: Khimik Yaroslavl
- 1959-1963: HC YMZ
- 1963-1964: Trud Yaroslavl
- 1964-1965: Motor Yaroslavl
- 1965-2000: Torpedo Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl became a consistent winner club during the 1990s. In 1997, head coach Petr Vorobiev led the team to its first Russian Superleague title; coach Vladimir Vujtek Sr. led the team to back to back championships in 2002 and 2003.
Plane crash[edit | edit source]
On September 7, 2011, all but one of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey club's roster were killed in a plane crash while traveling to an away game in Minsk. The airplane caught fire and crashed shortly after take-off, 2.5 km from Tunoshna Airport. Preliminary reports say that all 45 passengers on board had been killed, Updated* One player from Lokomotiv had survived the initial crash. Alexander Galimov, a 26-year-old forward who had been with the team since 2004, had been hospitalized with burns to 80 percent of his body. 26 bodies have thus been recovered. On September 12, 2011, Alexander Galimov, despite continuing therapy using all possible contemporary treatment, passed away.
References[edit | edit source]
- "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl". Lifenews.ru (2011-09-07). Retrieved on 2011-09-07.