The wives and girlfriends of the Buffalo Sabres are joining wives of players from all 29 other NHL teams in an effort to raise money for the families affected by the plane crash that claimed the lives of members of the Lokomotiv Yarsolavl (KHL) hockey team earlier this month.
“The Sabres’ wives and girlfriends are very proud to support the ‘Love for Lokomotiv’ program,” said Kristina Regehr, wife of Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr
. “100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the victims’ families. We encourage our fans to support a cause that has hit home to many of us in the hockey community.”
“Love for Lokomotiv” is a fundraiser spearheaded by Kodette LaBarbera (wife of Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Jason) and Katerina Jokinen (wife of Calgary Flames center Olli) and supported by the significant others of players from all 30 NHL teams.
Bracelets will be sold to raise money at www.loveforlokomotiv.com
, with all proceeds going to the families of the victims. The bracelets come in three different varieties: Adult beaded bracelets ($50), children’s beaded bracelets ($25) and red silicone bracelets that read “Love for Lokomotiv” ($10).