By The Associated Press / The Bulletin
July 12, 2011
PRAGUE — Jaroslav Jirik, the first Czech allowed to play in the NHL during the country’s communist era, died Monday in a plane crash. He was 71.
Jirik died in the city of Brno, about 125 miles from Prague. His ultralight one-seater crashed shortly after takeoff from the Brno Medlanky airport and....