His heart stopped: Khatsei, director of the avant-garde academy, died suddenly in Omsk

On May 25, at the age of 47, Evgeny Khatsey, director of the Omsk Avant-garde Academy, died.

According to Sport-Express, the cause of death was a heart attack. According to an RIA Novosti source, Khatsei died of a heart attack.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden death of Yevgeny Khatsey, who served as the director of the avant-garde hockey academy.

The hockey club “Avangard” expresses its condolences to the relatives of Evgeny Vladimirovich. As a professional in his field, he will forever remain in the history of Omsk hockey.

We ask media representatives to respect Yevgeny Khatsey’s family and not to disturb her these days, the club said on its Telegram channel.

Details of the incident were given by Omsk Regional Television.

“The athlete fell ill in the last match of the championship of the Omsk region in hockey among children’s teams. First, the doctors on duty at the match helped the athlete, then an ambulance arrived at the Avant-garde Academy on time.

Doctors did everything possible, but in the end they had to declare death, ”says channel 12.

Evgeniy Khatsey was born on September 1, 1976. He started his professional career in Chelyabinsk, playing for local Mechel. The hockey player also defended the colors of Yaroslavl Torpedo, Magnitogorsk Metallurg, Khabarovsk Amur, Novosibirsk Siberia, Omsk Avangard, Vityaz near Moscow and Tyumen Gazovik.

Hatsey had the greatest success with the “hawks”. Playing for the Omsk club, he won the Super League in 2004 and won the European Champions Cup in 2005.

Also, the hockey player has the bronze medal of the Russian Championship – 2007, the silver medal of the Continental Cup – 2007 and the title of master of sports of international class.

In total, Hatsei played 592 games at the highest level, scoring 67 goals and 70 assists, receiving 612 minutes suspension.

In total, the player played 808 professional games, scored 113 goals and provided 88 assists in 704 minutes on penalties.

At the end of his professional career, Khatsei first moved to the management job, becoming the head of the Krasnodar Territory Ice Hockey Federation in 2010, then two years as the general manager of the Kuban, after which he moved to Khanty-Mansiysk. He held a similar position at Yuğra between 2015-2018.

In 2018, Khatsey returned to Omsk, where he served as Director of Hockey Operations and Head of Team Development in the MHL and VHL. A graduate of the Chelyabinsk hockey school, he was general manager of the Hawks for two years and served as vice-president of Avangard.

In May 2022, the officer was elected head of the Avangard hockey academy.

Chelyabinsk “Tractor” expressed condolences in connection with the death of Khatsei.

“Evgeny was known by Chelyabinsk fans for playing for Mechel. The Southern Uralian spent the last years of his life in Omsk Avangard as director of hockey operations and director of the academy.

The press service of the residents of Chelyabinsk expressed its deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Yevgeny Khatsey, the team of the hockey club “Tractor”.

In Omsk, in the final match of the regional hockey championship among children’s teams, Evgeny Khatsey, director of the Avant-garde Academy, died suddenly. In the “hawks” of the media, the cause of death of the champion of Russia in 2004 was called a heart attack. “socialbites.ca” – about what is known so far about the death of a sports official.

Source: Gazeta


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