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    Hockey coach, Ivan Pravilov, commits suicide after arrest for sex abuse

    Sounds like this monster had free rein for years. My heart goes out to his victims. So sad that pedophiles masquerade as coaches and hurt our children. The kids just want to play the game.


    Accused Ukrainian hockey coach found dead in prison cell, authorities say
    February 10,2012

    "A Ukrainian hockey coach was found dead of a suspected suicide while in custody in Philadelphia on child-molestation charges, a U.S. prison official said. Ivan Pravilov, 49, was found unresponsive in his cell at 3 a.m. Friday..."


    "....Pravilov was a mentor to several NHL and U.S. college players, including Dainius Zubrus of the New Jersey Devils, who played for him as a teen in Ukraine. Other former players have said his methods included physical, emotional and sexual abuse. "For 10 years, he brainwashed us every single day," former player Maxim Starchenko said Friday after learning of the death. Starchenko, 33, of suburban Detroit, wrote a recent book about Pravilov called "Behind the Iron Curtain: Tears in the Perfect Hockey 'Gulag'...."

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