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In St. Petersburg, in the Sports Complex of the Nakhimov Naval School, the opening ceremony of the Regional Stage of the X All-Russian Hockey Festival among amateur teams of the League of Hope Division of the Russian Navy took place. The ceremony was held under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov. The program of the ceremony was opened by a laser show with the participation of the PRANA creative group and the performance of figure skaters. Representatives of the hockey teams of the Russian Navy congratulated the girls on the ice with bouquets of flowers.
The ice hockey teams of the Navy took to the ice: the ice hockey team of the main command of the Navy “9 Val”, the captain of the team, the commander-in-chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov; team “Black River” of the Military Educational and Scientific Center of the Navy Naval Academy, team captain Valery Kravchenko; team “7 winds” representing the Communication Center of the Main Command of the Navy, the captain of the team, the head of the Communication Center captain
1st rank Ilya Kirichek; team “Sea Wolves” representing the Marine Corps of Peter the Great, team captain Lieutenant Colonel Nikolay Bogdanov; team “Granite” representing the team of research institutes of the Military Educational and Scientific Center of the Navy Naval Academy, captain of the team 1st rank captain Andrey Repin; team “Yamal” representing the Joint Training Center of the Navy, captain of the team Lieutenant-Commander Pavel Polushkin.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, addressed the participants in the ceremony.
“We feel confident both in the Arctic and on the hockey field. All the teams announced for a series of games have a high fighting spirit, traditional for naval sailors, and a desire to win. One of the matches will definitely be dedicated to the Day of the Russian Navy Submariner, which is celebrated annually on March 19. I am sure that the regional stage of the X All-Russian Hockey Festival among amateur teams of the League of Hope Division, which started today, will raise the bar of popularity of this wonderful sport among military sailors even higher, “said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
Further, according to the ceremony program, the team captains were invited for a symbolic throw-in on the ice. The right to throw the first puck was given to the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov. The official start of the first match of the League of Hope Division was started by a game between the teams of the Main Command of the Navy “9 Val” and the Military Educational and Scientific Center of the Navy “Black River”.
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