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Amateur hockey teams will compete for first place at the championship in Sochi

05.05.2021 58 просмотров

The Night Hockey League festival has started in Sochi.


The final stage of the X All-Russian Hockey Festival among amateur teams "Night Hockey League" opened on Tuesday at the ice arena of the Bolshoy Sports Palace in Sochi. This year, seven teams from the Amateur 40+ division will compete for the Krutov Cup and the grant for the construction of an indoor ice arena.


“I congratulate you and all hockey fans on this significant event. Russia deservedly ranks among the leading hockey powers. We given the world a whole galaxy of legendary players and coaches. Their unforgettable victories at Olympic Games, world championships, major international tournaments have become an integral part of Russia's sports glory. Without exaggeration, our entire country is proud of these brilliant achievements. Many outstanding hockey players stood at the origins of the creation of the Night Hockey League 10 years ago. Thanks to their enthusiasm and sincere love for hockey, Russia once again clearly showed itself as a trendsetter in this spectacular, exciting sport,  said the President of  the Russian Federation  The head of state added that over the years the league has become a powerful public organization that has united hockey fans from all over the country and ensured the development of amateur hockey.


Players and fans were also greeted by Chairman of the Council of Legends of the Night Hockey League Alexander Yakushev, Director of the Department of Physical Culture and Mass Sports of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation Maxim Urazov, Executive Director of the Night Hockey League League Aleksey Patrakov and Deputy Head of Sochi Administration Vladimir Morozov.


According to the press service of the Night Hockey League, in the anniversary season the festival has retained the traditional Champions League and Future Champions League tournaments for older players 40 and & nbsp; 18 years respectively. The Champions Cup will feature seven teams winners of previous years in Amateur 40+ division: Centurion (Chelyabinsk), Kazan Dragons (Kazan), Auto (Yekaterinburg), Nevsky Legion (St. Petersburg), "Stalker" (Moscow), "Flagman" (Vsevolozhsk) and "SKON-Ural" (Yekaterinburg).


In addition, between friends and  partners of the Night Hockey League, including the team of journalists from Rospress, the stellar cast of artists from Guestbusters, the team of cosmonauts Nashi » and others, the Constellation Cup will be played. Teams of the women's amateur tournament will take to the ice in the "Amazon" division. The Krutov Cup and a grant for construction of an indoor ice arena in their region will be raffled among the participants of the Amateur 40+ division, in which amateur players over 40 years of age, who have not previously played at a professional level, play.


About the Night Hockey League


The Night Hockey League is the leading Russian amateur sports organization, in fact the country amateur hockey championship. It was founded on December 15, 2011, on the initiative of Vladimir Putin and famous veterans of Russian hockey. The goal of the league is to develop mass hockey in the country, to organize all-Russian amateur competitions in this sport, accessible to the widest segments of the population.

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