Federation of hockey of Russia (FHR) in a training centre in Novogorsk made presentation of awards to laureates of the “Heroes of hockey” in seven categories.
“The year was unusual, we did the impossible, got the title of Olympic Champions. Everyone who was at the Olympics – all the characters. You showed excellent hockey and proved, are true patriots”, – quotes “Interfax”the President of the FHR Vladislav Tretiak.
The award for “Most valuable player” was received by the forward of Petersburg SKA Pavel Datsyuk which, as noted, has made the greatest contribution to the success of the national team of Russia. “Gentleman of the year” became his teammate Alexander Barabanov, a recognized model of a fair competition.
The “best scorer” admitted striker SKA Nikita Gusev scored the most points in the system “goal+pass”, and “top scorer” for the greatest number of goals announced CSKA striker Kirill Kaprizov.
“Best newcomer” is recognized as the forward of “Avant-garde” Elijah in the Micaiah, who spent his first season in the team. In the category of “Invisible hero” was awarded the service man and the masseur of a national team Konstantin Rohatyn.
The “team leader” recognized first Vice President FHR, Roman Rotenberg.
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The voting was attended by the players and coaches of the Russian team.
In season 2017/18 Russian hockey players under the direction of Oleg Znarka won the Olympics in Pyeongchang. In may, the national team, led by Ilya Vorobyov, lost to the Canadians in the quarterfinals of the world Cup.