Update on Cynthia Phaneuf - now a wife & mother of 3...

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Elizabeth
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Update on Cynthia Phaneuf - now a wife & mother of 3...

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:54 pm

and living in Yaroslavl, Russia, 250 km northeast of Moscow!

Cynthia, now 29, is the wife of Maxime (Max) Talbot, a former NHL player with the Penguins, the Flyers, the Avalanche, and the Bruins - since they got together in 2012 they have had 12 moves and 3 children in a little over 5 years. He is now with the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, the second largest league in the world. Her children are about to begin a program at a Montessori school where the teacher speaks English.

The first person article about her life in Russia, and as a hockey wife (in French), from December 2017 is here: http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/0065d00 ... C___0.html

Not mentioned in the article is the sad fact that on 7 September 2011 all players on the Lokomotiv team were killed when the plane in which they were travelling for their first match of the season crashed on take off from Yaroslavl airport. As tribute to the team, the city co-hosted the 2012 Canada–Russia Challenge with Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This information does appear in this Wikipedia entry which provides more about the city where Cynthia, Max and their children are living: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaroslavl

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Re: Update on Cynthia Phaneuf - now a wife & mother of 3...

Post by kittykins » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 am

Wow, I didn't realize she was married. That's nice and thanks for sharing! She looks great and happy! Isn't her brother a hockey player as well?

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Re: Update on Cynthia Phaneuf - now a wife & mother of 3...

Post by fred » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:44 pm

She has had some difficulties such as carrying large bottles of drinkable water back to their home. Is it Russia or Flint Michigan? Anyway, I don't know if that's the place they are living now of one that they were living in, because I haven't the time to read through to the end of the story. Certainly I wish them all the best.
But does that mean more talented skaters for Russia in the next generation. They'll certainly have good genes for that.

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