Emergency workers were deployed after the incident at the Armancette glacier near Mont Blanc in southeast France. The avalanche occurred at the glacier on Sunday, but the conditions on the mountain were described as “not particularly alarming,” with the president of France’s mountain guide union, Dorian Labaeye, telling France Info that he did not know how such a tragedy could have happened in “good conditions.”
Former halfpipe world champion skier, Kyle Smaine, died in an avalanche in Japan. Another man also aided during the avalanche, but he has not been identified yet. The 31-year-old pro skier had traveled to Japan for work, and as he said in an Instagram post, he was excited about the “unbelievable snow quality.”
The Second Round of the 2021-2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on Tuesday, May 17. As of now, the final four teams in the Eastern Conference are the Tampa Bay Lightning, The New York Rangers, The Florida Panthers, and the Carolina Hurricanes. The Western Conference final four include St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, and the Colorado Avalanche.