CSKA Moscow won the Alexander Ovechkin Cup for the third time

The traditional children’s and youth hockey tournament “Alexander Ovechkin Cup” ended over the weekend in Krasnogorsk, near Moscow. During the week, 12 teams from different regions of Russia competed for the main trophy of the competition, which is presented to the winners by the legendary hockey player, Stanley Cup winner Alexander Ovechkin.

The battle of the children’s teams took place on the ice of the Vladimir Petrov Arena. Teams from the country’s leading ice hockey academies from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Ufa, Omsk, Yaroslavl, Chelyabinsk, Moscow region and guests from Minsk participated.

CSKA and Spartak teams fought for the trophy of the main tournament after the results of five matches. Both Moscow clubs have won 5 games in 5 games each and confidently occupied the first places in their groups. The duel took place in a tight fight: 4 minutes before the final siren, “Spartak” seemed to have a confident lead – 6:4, but the young army team found the keys to the opponent’s goal. But as! The result is 7:6.

Dynamo Moscow defeated Traktor Chelyabinsk in the bronze medal match.

On this day, the dream of many children came true – they went to Ovechkin in an endless stream for selfies and autographs.

– This is already the fourth tournament. The most important thing is that the kids like it, an extraordinary experience, performing on the ice with real legends who won the titles with blood and sweat. Being on the ice with them is a huge success. I hope this helps you guys in the future. I remember when I went out to play with masters, champions – it was a great pleasure for me, I emphasized something for myself. I hope this is a big step forward for them and the guys will remember the game for the rest of their lives,” said Alexander Ovechkin.

You have recognized the Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov and the hockey legend Vyacheslav Fetisov. And next to Ovechkin is the fragile Kamila Valieva.

– We thank Alexander Ovechkin for this vacation and his contribution to the future of Russian hockey. Not only has he lent his name to the tournament, he personally comes to support the boys every year, preparing them for victory. It is a great happiness when the palace is filled with childish emotions. I wish you great victories, keep going! – the young athletes were supported by the governor of the Moscow Region, Andrei Vorobyov.

For the first time in the history of the Alexander Ovechkin Cup, a match of hockey legends was held, with the participation of Russian hockey stars of various generations. The all-star team consisted of Alexander Ovechkin, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Valery Kamensky, Alexey Kasatonov, Alexander Yakushev, Alexey Zhamnov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Dmitry Orlov and Vitaly Prokhorov. Famous vlogger SUBO joined the star team. They were opposed by a team of young hockey players. The match ended fighting – 9:9.

Surrounded by ice hockey stars, the sports minister of the Moscow region is preparing to present a commemorative cup to the tournament winners.

– Today in Krasnogorsk – only pleasure, on the ice in “Legends” – one of the brightest teams. I am sure that after such a meeting with hockey stars, the children will try harder and improve in sports. It is a living example for them. Thanks to Alexander Ovechkin, he pays a lot of attention to this project and collects gifts for the children himself,” said Dmitry Abarenov, the Minister of Physical Education and Sports of the Moscow region, and in the past, the author of “Soviet Sport”.

The famous Russian figure skater, the honored master of sports of Russia, the Olympic champion in the team competition, the European champion Kamila Valieva, as well as the pupils of the figure skating school, performed for the spectators and competitors at the Vladimir Petrov ice arena. by Tatjana Navka.

*Photos provided by the organizers.

Source: www.sovsport.ru

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