This year’s third Dobryi Led interregional ice hockey tournament brought together 72 teams from 16 regions of Russia. Cup finals will be played in Kazan on November 26 to 29: 6 best teams will take the ice in Tatarstan’s capital. Each of the teams is characterized by its history, philosophy and playing style. Following the results of interregional competition phases, the main trophy of the competition will be contested by:
— Polus-2006 (Vladivostok)
Boys from the Far East have won all half-final games, so they came to the finals in the most combative mood.
— Soyuz (Svobodny)
This teams participates at the Dobryi Led competition for the second year in a row: they came third during last year’s final games in Sochi.
— Tornado (Chistopol)
These representatives of Tatarstan became the first semifinalists o the tournament this year. The next step will be most important for them.
— Olymp (Lyskovo)
Lyskovo is one of the smallest localities that were participating in the Dobryi Led tournament.
— Severnaya Olimpiya (Syktyvkar)
The winners of the preceding two competitions were the teams from the Komi Republic. Can this new team become the winner of its fellow-countrymen?
— Kaskad (Arkhangelsk)
A year ago, ice hockey players from the Arkhangelsk team missed narrowly their chance of playing the final game: these guys came in third during semifinals.
As usual, competition organizers prepared a special program for the games’ participants: such events as excursions around Kazan, lectures on ice hockey history and a workshop with a psychologist are in store for the young ice hockey players. The boys will also be present during a game of the Kontinental Hockey League.
All hockey games will be available for viewing at this YouTube’s channel:
The country-wide Dobryi Led ice hockey competition for children’s teams is sponsored by The Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation and by the Russian Ice Hockey Federation. The Timchenko Foundation has been implementing the Dobryi Led program since 2012 aiming to support this ice sport for the benefit of children.