Friday, November 07, 2008

Sasha Pokulok The Diver

Actually, "Sasha Pokulok the Jumper" is a bit more accurate, as this crazy - and nearly tragic - story involving the Caps' 2005 first round pick details:
West Ashley, SC - A fire tears through a West Ashley apartment complex and leaves four families without homes.

The families that lived in the charred units all escaped without injury, but it was close. The fire spread so quickly, a man living in a second story apartment jumped out his bedroom window to escape the flames.

Around 3 a.m. a quiet complex turned chaotic.

"It was scary, it woke me right up," said Sasha Pokulok. He had only been asleep a couple hours. He plays professional hockey for the Stingrays and had a game earlier in the night."As soon as I woke up I knew something was wrong, it was a thick fog...First thing I thought was get the animals out of there."

Pokulok crawled through his apartment to find his dog and cat, while fire crept toward his front door. He had to toss both pets out the window, then himself.


"You've got to kind of stay strong and tell yourself its material and what you want the most is not material. It's obviously the people you care about," said Pokulok. Pokulok, grateful, his pregnant girlfriend happened to be out of town.
Pokulok has a goal, two assists and a team-best plus-six rating in six games for South Carolina so far this season.

H/t John Walton Hockey


mobsky said...


Teka said...

It's wrong that spent more time giggling about "Pylon Pokulok's Pregnant Girlfriend" than I did being worried about him, isn't it?

but SRSLY, can nobody keep their legs shut anymore?

this space for rent said...

o.o Glad he's all right, and good on him for making sure his animals were all right!

fisticuffsDC said...

thought it was funny that you had to still put his stats up.

JP said...

@ fist: I figured a natural reaction of many would be to wonder how he's doing so far this season, so I hooked up the numbers.

Anonymous said...

i cant stand sasha he is a sucky hockey player