Ilsur Metshin played in a gala match as the captain of the Tatarstan team
at the Golden Puck All-Russian Hockey Festival in Kazan. The Red Stars team competed
against the national team.
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin, Russian State Duma Deputy Ilya Volfson,
Tatarstan Minister of Economy Midkhat Shagiakhmetov, Tatarstan Minister of
Construction, Architecture and Housing Marat Aizatullin, as well as famous
Russian hockey players – Alexey Morozov, Danis Zaripov, Alexey Tereshchenko,
Alexander Stepanov, Yevgeny Medvedev and many others took to the ice of the
The score was opened in the first minute of the meeting. The Mayor of Kazan
passed from the middle of the rink to the opponent's goal and made a confident transfer
to Danis Zaripov, who scored a goal. Also, the team captain Ilsur Metshin
scored a goal in the seventh minute of the last period. The match ended with a
score of 8:8.
Before the start of the match, at a solemn ceremony, the Golden Puck flag was
handed over to Kazan as the host city of the 2022/2023 Superfinal. “It is a
great honor for us to host the Golden Puck Superfinal. All our famous hockey
players who continue the glory of Soviet and Russian hockey have participated at
this tournament”,- the Mayor said. The flag of the Golden Puck tournament was
handed over to the head of the city by the president of the Russian Hockey
Federation Vladislav Tretyak.
After the match, Ilsur Metshin and other players talked with sports school
students. It is important that we have devoted this day to the development of
hockey. The festival has become a great opportunity to meet with the legends of
our hockey, - the head of the city said. - We will do everything to ensure that
sports in Tatarstan are at a high level, and promote a healthy lifestyle”.