The Sochi games completed the Amateur Night hockey League, the final gala match in which will be held today at the site of the Olympic sports Palace “Big”. It is known that it will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in one team with two-time Olympic champion Vyacheslav Fetisov and Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu. As referees there will be a President of the International ice hockey Federation Rene Fasel.
Recall that the Night ice hockey League was formed in 2011. Its leadership includes renowned veterans of the Soviet hockey. So, the President of the League is Alexander Yakushev and curators conference – Pavel Bure, Viktor Shalimov, Alexander Gusev, Alexei Kasatonov, Vladimir Myshkin and others. In today’s final match of the Night hockey League will play a team of NHL Stars” of the players-the veterans, many of whom are Board members and curators of the NHL, and their opponents will be the team formed of the best Amateur players in the country. They are all winners of the qualifying stages in division “Amateur 40+”.
By the way, since 2012 the Russian President has participated in three such meetings. The first gala match of the Russian Amateur hockey League (formerly the NHL) with Putin took place four years ago at the Palace “Megasport”. The President also went out on the ice in 2014-th and 2015-th years, a total of three games scoring 16 goals.