Ilsur Metshin played for Greens at the opening match of the Golden puck city stage
The city stage
of the All-Russian Golden puck competition named after A. Tarasov started today
at the Black lake park in Kazan. The tournament opened with a friendly match,
with participation of the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, first deputy head of
the Executive Committee Rustem Gafarov, heads of district administrations and
famous athletes, along with pupils of sports schools and street clubs.
Before the game, the mayor congratulated the young
athletes on the start of the tournament. He noted that this year 1820 people
from 91 teams take part in the tournament. “The final of the Golden puck is a
long – awaited event for children, their parents, coaches, and all hockey fans,
- I. Metshin addressed the participants of the tournament. - Hockey is always
associated with winter- it is one of the most popular sports, and we are happy
to support the initiatives of young athletes. It's nice to see that every year
more and more children go ice skating. To the glory of sport”.
This year, according to the results of the district
games of the first stage, which were held On January 8-23, 24 teams of the Street
sport division and 7 teams of the Sport division qualified the final. According
to the results of the final games, the best teams in the three age groups will
be determined. These teams will represent Kazan at the Republican Golden puck tournament.
The city stage of the tournament will run until February 17.
A legend of Kazan hockey, captain of the SC named
after Uritsky and former top scorer of the HC Ak Bars, Sergei Stolbun wished
the participants of the tournament a fair and beautiful game.
After that, the legendary hockey player, together with
the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin and the captains of the teams - school № 69
Vyacheslav Garanin and Volna team Denis Zybin, performed a symbolic face-off.
In the opening match, the players of the Green and White
teams crossed their sticks on the ice. The first group included the mayor of
Kazan Ilsur Metshin, first deputy head of Kazan Executive Committee Rustem
Gafarov, the head of administration of Kirovsky and Moskovsky districts Sergei
Mironov, General Manager of HC Ak Bars Rafik Yakubov. Their opponents were the White
team, which included the head of the administration of Vakhitovsky and
Privolzhsky districts Andrey Lobov, the head of the administration of Sovetsky
district Roman Fatkhutdinov and the head of the Old settlement prefecture of
Kazan Robert Garipov.
The first period ended with a 1-1 score. A real
matchup happened in the second stanza, the teams fought hard. In the 22nd
minute of the game, Ilsur Metshin scored a goal. In the White team, Denis Yelin,
a player of the Volna team, netted a goal. The match ended up with the score
3:2 for Greens.