Charity hockey game "From a pure heart" ended with a score of 11:9 in Kazan
Photo by Marat Muginov
KZN.RU, August 14, Albert Murtazin). Eight million rubles were collected today
during friendly game as part of the charity campaign "From a pure heart".
Game of two star captains’ teams - Alexei Morozov and Ilya Kovalchuk - took
place in the Kazan Sports Palace. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, Acting
President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Mayor of Kazan
Ilsur Metshin crossed their sticks on ice with the stars of world hockey.
and “Kovalchuk-team” included such famous players as Danis Zaripov, Sergei
Zinoviev, Alexei Tereshchenko, Alexander Stepanov, Andrey Pervyshin, Alexei
Chupin, Alexei Badyukov, Fred Bretueyt, Vitali Proshkin, Alexei Emelin,
Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Radulov and others.
game, Arkady Dvorkovich welcomed all the participants and stressed that the
participation of every person in such a sporting event is very important.
"Today we are here to make a good thing - to help the children, so we are glad
to everyone. The collected money help to survive, to restore health to dozens
of our children living in Kazan, Tatarstan and Russia as a whole ", - said
Deputy Prime Minister.
expressed gratitude to Rustam Minnikhanov and Ilsur Metshin, noting their
achievements not only in the organization of tonight's game, but also in the
conduct of major sporting events. "Thank you for the Universiade, for the
World Championship in Aquatics, for your beautiful city!" - Dvorkovich
spoke to the heads of the city and the republic.
Minnikhanov thanked the participants and spectators of the match. "Today
is a momentous event in the history of Tatarstan - we hold a charity hockey
game. It's not just a game. This is a step when our great players show an
example to all, how noble everyone needs to be. I sincerely thank all the
guests who have gathered here, "- the head of republic addressed the
on the ice, in which not only professional athletes participated, was a tense
struggle. The first puck was abandoned in the first minutes of the game by
the Alexei Morozov’s team. Ilsur Metshin was in the team and acted in the link
with hockey players Alexander Stepanov, Vladimir Vorobiev, Andrei Pervyshin and
Alexei Badyukov. Total teams played three periods of 15 minutes. During the
game, Rustam Minnikhanov scored two goals and Ilsur Metshin - one. At the end
of the match Alexei Morozov’s team won, finishing the game with a score of 11:9.
By the way,
with today's match former captain of the "Ak Bars" team and now
managing director of the Youth Hockey League Alexei Morozov finishes his career.
The guests expressed their gratitude to the great hockey player for the
contribution he has made to the development of Russian hockey.
match a large-scale presentation of renewed after last season "Ak
Bars" team was held. Fans were able to communicate with the players and
coaching staff, asking them a variety of issues - from the plans for the season
to whether they have pets. In addition, the congregation was able to witness
the ceremony of handing over the game t-shirts to newcomers and was able to
take part in a charity auction – to buy a helmet of the legendary hockey
player, one of the best defenders of Russian Ilya Nikulin and Alexei Morozov’s
game the spectators were able to witness another event - the money collected that
day was transferred to two orphanages of Kazan and Saratov. Rustam Minnikhanov
and Arkady Dvorkovich handed check at 8 million rubles to representatives of orphanages.