Statement from Team President Jon Greenberg
Sep 7, 2011
Milwaukee, WI—The following is a statement from Milwaukee Admirals President Jon Greenberg on the crash in Russia of the plane that was carrying the Lokomotiv hockey team, which included two former Admirals.
“The Milwaukee Admirals family has lost two of its alumni today in the tragic plane crash in Russia. Karlis Skrastins and Robert Dietrich both made Milwaukee their homes for two seasons. They were not only very good up-and-coming hockey players but also wonderful people. Our condolences go out to their families as well as to those of the other players, coaches and staff who perished.
“The world of hockey is like a family and this summer has been a sad one for all of us. We look forward to the start of training camps when we can take time as a group to consider all that has happened.”
Dietrich played for the Admirals in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, while Skrastins was in Milwaukee for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 campaigns.