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SOCHI, May 10, /ITAR-TASS/. The annual finale of Russia’s Night Hockey League (NHL) featuring amateur ice hockey teams ended in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Saturday, May 10, with the Team Festival Stars leading 20:5.
In the final game President Vladimir Putin, who played in the team as Number 11, netted six goals and five assists.
The main prize of the festival, where 114 teams from Russia and 12 teams from other countries competed, went to Yekaterinburg’s Neoplan. According to the festival’s rules, a new ice palace will now be built in this Urals city.
“There are no winners or losers here. This is a friendly game. It’s a show and everyone enjoyed it. All this [the Night Hockey League] was invented to give an additional boost to the development of sports and physical culture,” Putin said after the award ceremony and said he was talking about mass sports.
The Night Hockey League was created for the purpose of developing amateur hockey with the support of the president and Russian ice hockey veterans.