Hockey: Karel Rachůneck named KHL’s defender of the month


Czech hockey player Karel Rachůnek, of Russia’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, was named on Tuesday the best defender of the Kontinental Hockey League. The highest-scoring defenseman in the league scored six goals and earned three assists in February. The 31-year-old Rachůnek, who joined Yaroslavl last year after a stint in Dynamo Moscow, has 46 points this season.