The development of yard ice hockey in the capital of Tatarstan was
discussed today by Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of Kazan, and Nail Maganov, CEO of PJSC
TATNEFT, President of the Ak Bars hockey club and the Tatarstan Hockey
Federation. They visited school No. 70, where the hockey rink was renovated
last year. Today, Berket and Energetik teams competed in the final of the Cup
of the best teams of the Kirovsky and Moskovsky districts among athletes born
Today, the President of the Ak Bars hockey club and the Tatarstan Hockey
Federation Nail Maganov and the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin visited the match
of the yard ice hockey teams Berket and Energetik at school No. 70.
The hockey rink was renovated by the Ak Bars hockey club. The side boards
and protection screens were renewed, and the design was completed. The same renovation
on the initiative of Nail Maganov was carried out at five more hockey rinks at schools
No. 65, No. 62, gymnasiums No. 96 and No. 125, as well as on Sosnovaya Street
in the village of Petrovsky.
In total, there are 81 hockey rinks in Kazan, most of which are located
on the territory of schools. Thanks to this, more than 1,600 children and
teenagers have the opportunity to practice winter sports nearby their homes
under the guidance of 73 coaches. At the end of the match Nail Maganov and
Ilsur Metshin discussed the development of yard ice hockey in Kazan.
“Hockey is a sport that tempers character. Not all the young players who
went out on the ice today connect their lives with professional sports and
become Ak Bars players. But the skills that hockey develops will definitely be
useful in the future. You will be competitive, healthy and successful in your life!”-
said Nail Maganov, President of the Tatarstan Hockey Federation, congratulating
The Berket team won with a score of 5:2. N.Maganov and I.Metshin handed
the team captains certificates of 500 thousand rubles for the purchase of
“As a fan of Tatarstan hockey, I am glad that this amazing game is popular
in the republic,”- I. Metshin said. He expressed gratitude to Tatarstan
President, President of the Tatarstan Hockey Federation Nail Maganov, the management
of the Ak Bars hockey club for the support of this sport, as well as for the
support of children's hockey.
The city stage of the Golden Puck in the Yard Sport division will start
tomorrow in Kazan, in which Berket and Energetik will also play. In total, this
year's tournament brought together 1,920 young hockey players who play in 96
teams. According to the chairman of the Committee of Physical Culture and
Sports Linar Garipov, competitions are held in 2 divisions: Yard Sport and
Twenty-four amateur teams that won the games of the district stage will
compete for gold medals in the city final of the tournament. In the Sport
division, the games of the city stage have already completed, now the players
are competing at the republican stage. The winners will represent Kazan and
Tatarstan at the Golden Puck super final, which will be held in the capital of
the republic in May. Four best teams in each age category from all over Russia
will play at the final stage of the tournament.
For reference, in 2022, the Kazan hockey team Ak Bure for the first time
became the silver medalist of the Golden Puck All-Russian tournament. Ilsur
Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, congratulated the young hockey players with a medal
place and handed the athletes letters of thanks.