The Curse of the Hockey Witch / Day


Sergey Zoltok (1972–2004)

Sergejs Žoltoks, one of the brightest personalities in hockey in independent Latvia, left for the world at the age of 31 on November 3, 2004 in Minsk, when he won the Belarusian championship match. Riga 2000 met with a local Dinamo. The Rigans fought hard for the victory in the game, which ended in a draw 2: 2, but a few minutes before the end of the fight, Žoltoks, who had spent a lot of time on the field, felt bad. He left the ice with difficulty, but then, with the help of his teammates, the attacker was handed over to the medical staff, who failed to save the hockey player’s life. Right in the arena, Sergei’s heart stopped forever.

And there was no seat next to …

“Unintelligible. The man went before his eyes. For the whole game, he didn’t seem to be in his skin. He was taken to the locker room, and after the game we went there and saw that Sergei was sleeping in the corridor … There was a shock, “the evening of November 3, 2004 recalls the Riga 2000 defender Rodrigo Lavins.

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