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McCrimmon funeral set for Saturday

Wednesday, 09.14.2011 / 1:05 PM / News

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McCrimmon funeral set for Saturday
Former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Brad McCrimmon, who was killed when a plane carrying Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed Sept. 7, will be buried Saturday.
Former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Brad McCrimmon, who was among those killed when a plane carrying KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed shortly after takeoff Sept. 7, will be buried Saturday, according to several reports.

The team was en route from Yaroslavl in Central Russia to its season-opening game in Minsk, Belarus when the tragedy occurred. McCrimmon was in his first season as the team's coach.

Funeral services will begin Friday, as The Archdiocese of Detroit says visitation is 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the Detroit suburb of Farmington, Mich. A funeral Mass is slated for noon Saturday.

McCrimmon played in 1,222 NHL games with Boston, Philadelphia, Calgary, Detroit, Hartford and Phoenix, and had been an assistant coach with the New York Islanders, Calgary, Atlanta and Detroit. He was 52 years old.

The Detroit Red Wings rescheduled their first day of training camp to allow players team staffers to be in Farmington for the funeral Saturday.
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