The Ukrainian Hockey League has promised disciplinary action after a player was sent off for making a shocking gesture during a game that appeared to imagine a black opponent peeling a banana and eating it.
The head of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation has been banned for five years by the sport's governing body, with a 10-month investigation ruling that he threatened athletes and abused his position to back Alexander Lukashenko.
Services have been held to mark the 10th anniversary of the air crash which killed players and staff of Russian ice hockey club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Claiming 44 lives, the aviation disaster is among the worst in sports history.
A horrific photo has emerged of a car that was wrecked in an early-hours crash in Russia, killing the 14-year-old female driver and injuring her three child passengers in an incident described as a "terrible tragedy".
Ice hockey fans have been divided by a swift U-turn on a hiring. Just three days after his new role for an American Hockey League team was announced, a coach has been axed over controversial tweets causing a mob to criticize him.