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Avtomobilist: “We’re Going to the Gazprom Neft Cup Tournament Only to Win!”

20 March 2015 | Report

The Avtomobilist team (Yekaterinburg) is ready to meet their rivals in the Gazprom Neft Cup, and you can see it for yourself in a video piece (below) about the practice of the children’s team prepared by the press service of the Yekaterinburg club right after the tournament’s draw ceremony. In this 3-minute video Avtomobilist’s coach and the young players describe how they are getting ready for the upcoming competition and share their expectations of playing against their group opponents, Traktor from Chelyabinsk and Metallurg from Novokuznetsk.

We thank Ice Hockey Club Avtomobilist for the video provided!

Please remember that you may send all photo and video materials to the official e-mail of the tournament’s press service at gpncup2015@gmail.com

The children’s team of Ice Hockey Club Avtomobilist at practice. Yekaterinburg, 2015. The picture is courtesy of Ice Hockey Club Avtomobilist press service.

For reference

The 9th Gazprom Neft Cup KHL Kids Hockey Tournament will be held on April 25–29, 2015 in Omsk and St Petersburg bringing together 25 teams from 6 countries.

The opening match of the West Group will be held in the Ice Palace (the main hockey arena of St Petersburg) on April 25. Children’s teams of two “army” clubs, SKA and CSKA, will meet on the ice. On the same day, Avangard and Ak Bars will play at the Omsk Arena to open the games of the East Group.

Groups’ finals will be held on April 27. Traditionally, winners of the West and the East Groups will meet at the Omsk Arena to fight in the tournament’s Super Final, which will take place on April 29, 2015.

The Gazprom Neft Cup is one of the most significant children’s hockey competitions in Europe bringing together teams of children aged up to 11. The first Gazprom Neft Cup tournament was held in 2007.