The hockey news was struck with tragedy today as Kazakhstan hockey player died Dmitri Uchaykin after a hit to the head last night.
Uchaykin, a forward with Ertis Pavlodar in the Kazakh League, was hospitalised yesterday after the received a violent hit to the head by Lithuanian forward Donatas Kumeliuskas from Arystan Temirtau. Uchaykin remained unconscious on the ice and was immediately taken to hospital where he would arrive in a coma. He died at 4am this morning due to a cerebral hemorrhage, which, according to wikipedia, “is a subtype of intracranial hemorrhage that occurs within the brain tissue itself. Intracerebral hemorrhage can be caused by brain trauma, or it can occur spontaneously in hemorrhagic stroke”.
Uchaykin leaves behind a pregnant wife and a young daughter.
He spent a big majority of his professional career with Amur Khabarovsk in multiple levels of Russian hockey, including the KHL, before getting traded to Gazovik Tyumen (Russia2) mid season in 2008-2009. He would later play two seasons with Yermak Angarsk (VHL/Russia2) before finishing off the last two seasons of his career with Ertis Pavlodar in Kazakhstan.
He was 33. He will be missed.
Edited by topbananas, 31 March 2013 - 08:43 AM.