- Sep 7, 2010
Former defender of the Siberian Continental Hockey League club Siberia, Samvel Mnatsyan (Самвел Мнацян), died at the age of 29. This was reported on the page of the Russian Hockey Federation (FHR) in Twitter.
“During the year, our friend and colleague courageously fought with a serious illness, but could not defeat the disease,” the report said.
Last summer, Mnatsyan discovered a malignant tumor of the spine. The athlete was treated for a long time in Germany.
Samvel Mnatsyan was a pupil of Omsk hockey, played for Avangard-2, Omsk hawks. He also played for the Czech Kladno, Kazakhstan's Arlan and Barys, Nizhnekamsk