The final games and the official closing ceremony of the sledge hockey tournament took place today, on December’02.
This year four teams were fighting for the main trophy of the tournament – the Cup of Ugra – two of them are ex-champions of Russia. Besides, among the participants was the team of Czech Republic. The closing ceremony was attended by the main federal inspector in Ugra Dmitry Kuzmenko and the deputy director of the department of physical culture and sport of Ugra Igor Krutko. Together they summarized the results of the competitions, awarded the winners and medalists of the tournament.
“We were watching all the games of the open international sledge hockey tournament “The Cup of Ugra” in the same breath/ We were witnessing a bright, exciting, spectacular and non-compromising, but fair play. The mastership of the athletes has increased that made the tournament even more interesting. I hope that sledge hockey teams will soon be playing in the Kontinental Hockey League», – said Dmitry Kuzmenko.
Regarding the results of five-day tournament the fourth place was taken by the team of Czech Republic, bronze was given to the team “Udmurtiya” from Izhevsk. “Belye medvedi” became the silver medalists, and the main trophy was won by the sledge hockey club “Ugra”/ It is to be reminded that “Ugra” won all the games played in this tournament.
“ Just in a few days Ugra is celebrating its 85th anniversary. And believe me, this region is not only a heart of national energy industry, this is one of the main sport regions in Russia. On behalf of the department and on my own behalf I wish you new tournaments and new success in your regular championships. And, of cause, we will be happy to see all of you next year in our sport complex” – addressed the participants Igor Krutko.
Prizes in special nominations were given to some players of the tournament. Nikolay Terentyev, a forward of “Ugra” was named the best shooter of the competitions. Alexander Glebov from Moscow was called the best defenseman, while Evgeniy Plotnikov from “Ugra” got the title of the best goaltender. In addition to the awards all the participants were presented with a special souvenir – a book “The Parallel world”, one of the authors of which is the president of the sledge hockey team Eduard Isakov.
“The regular open sledge hockey tournament “The Cup of Ugra” is declared closed», – said Dmitry Kuzmenko finishing the official closing ceremony of the competitions.