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Redondo Beach Police Deaprtment Press Release on Slava Voynov

October 20th, 2014 at 1:22 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Lt. Joe Hoffman of the Redondo Beach Police Department released the following press release regarding the arrest of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava (Viatcheslav).

Last night at approximately 11:25 p.m. Redondo Beach Police Officers responded to a call of a possible family fight at a residence in the area of the 800 block of Avenue C, located in the City of Redondo Beach. The call was received on a non-emergent business
line with the caller reporting that a female could be heard screaming for the past twenty minutes and could now be heard crying. Officers responded to the area and after meeting with the citizen caller were able to determine which house the female was likely in. The
officers were unable to contact the female or anyone else at the residence and received information that the female may have left in a vehicle prior to the officers arriving.

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Los Angeles Kings: Slava Voynov Update

October 20th, 2014 at 11:48 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

It was announced Monday morning by the NHL that Los Angeles Kings defenseman, Slava Voynov, was suspended indefinitely from all team activities after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

The Kings released the following statement:

“These developments are of great concern to our organization. We support the NHL’s decision to suspend Slava Voynov indefinitely during this process, and we will continue to take appropriate action as the legal proceedings and the investigation by the NHL take their course.”

According to the Redondo Beach police department, the victim needed medical attention and Voynov was at the hospital with her. He was then arrested at the hospital by police around 1:00 a.m.

Voynov was released from the Redondo Beach jail at approximately 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, on a $50,000 bond. There have been no charges filed.

Craig Renetzky, Voynov's attorney, said to Rich Hammond of the OC Register, “We're conducting our own investigation.We don't have anything to comment on quite yet. There should be no rush to judgment, and we'll see what we find out.There's been an arrest, but we're still early in the game. We're pretty darn far from a conviction."

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Los Angeles Kings Slava Voynov Suspended Indefinitely, per the NHL

October 20th, 2014 at 8:41 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Per the NHL:

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League of an arrest this morning on charges of domestic violence.

The suspension was imposed under Section 18-A.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which provides that, during the pendency of a criminal investigation, “The League may suspend the Player pending the League’s formal review and disposition of the matter where the failure to suspend the Player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the League.”

Voynov, who will continue to be paid during the pendency of the investigation, was arrested for California Penal Code section 273.5, Domestic Violence.

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National Hockey League: Hockey Fights Cancer

October 19th, 2014 at 4:20 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

In 1998, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association founded the initiative known as Hockey Fights Cancer.

Hockey Fights Cancer is the league’s most important initiative. It helps raise money and awareness for cancer and it runs from mid-October to mid-November.

To date, the NHL has raised 12.8 million dollars to help local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities, and local cancer organizations.

Hockey Fights Cancer is part of the NHL's "Biggest Assist Happens Off the Ice" campaign, which is the League's “long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.”

The Hockey Fights Cancer program is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners, and fans.

Players also participate by auctioning off game worn jerseys and some of the players wear purple equipment to show support.

On October 23, the Los Angeles Kings will have their Hockey Fights Cancer Night at STAPLES Center when they take on the Buffalo Sabres. They will wear lavender-hued warm-up jerseys that will be signed and auctioned off. The proceeds will benefit cancer-related charitable organizations. The Kings' goal during the month is to raise and donate more than $100,000.

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Los Angeles Kings Get a 2-1 Win Over the Minnesota Wild

October 19th, 2014 at 4:12 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings got their fourth win a row, 2-1, over the Minnesota Wild in an afternoon game at STAPLES Center on Sunday.

Jonathan Quick was in net for the Kings and made 40 saves with a .976 save percentage.

The two time Stanley Cup Champion and Conn Smythe Trophy winner remains tied with Rogie Vachon for the all-time Kings record for shutouts with 32.

Quick was still the first star of the game. The second star of the game was Tyler Toffoli, and the third star of the game was the Wild's Ryan Suter.

“That 70’s Line” struck again Sunday, as Toffoli had his third consecutive multi-point game. The line of Jeff Carter, Tanner Pearson, and Toffoli were combined for a plus-3 rating this afternoon and have a plus-25 rating this season.

The first goal was in the first period on a power play by Toffoli, with the assists credited to Mike Richards and Slava Voyov.

The second period was scoreless.

The third period started with a goal from Pearson, with the assists to Toffoli and Carter. A few minutes later came the one and only goal from the Wild off the stick of by Matt Cooke.

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