Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Death Of Russian Player Sends Chills Through DU Hockey Community

(left) The sudden death of New York Rangers first round draft choice Alexei Cherepanov last week affected DU Student Assistant Coach David Carle in a very personal way

When DU Freshman David Carle spoke to his older brother about the death of 19-year-old Russian hockey star Alexei Cherepanov, the first words were chilling.

"He told me, 'That could have been you,' " Carle said softly. "Yeah, it could have been me."

Five months ago, Carle, the Alaska-born, younger brother of NHL defenseman & DU hockey legend Matt Carle, was on top of the world. He was 18 and a coveted NHL draft pick some thought could go as high as the second round (read rest of story).

1 comment:

pesimisticFan said...

RIP Alexei Cherepanov. Would have loved to see you on broadway.