KONAR Industrial Group arranged an annual hockey tournament in felt boots among the facilities of Stankomash Industrial Park. In the final, the winners fought in a friendly match with Traktor team.
The employees of KONAR JSC, JVK-Cimolai LLC, ESCON Plant JSC, Transneft Oil Pumps JSC, Russian Electric Motors JSC, BVK LLC and Energotekhservis LLC participated in the competition.
The championship was held as part of the festive events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of KONAR. For the duration of the tournament, the Ural frosts receded, allowing the hockey players and the fans to fully enjoy the game in an open area.
In the match for the first place, KONAR-2 team defeated the team of the JVK-Cimolai and ESCON with a devastating score of 7:0.
— We met with KONAR team at the group stage and won with a score of 7:5 in the overtime, and the final game was tough, as if they were replaced, played very well, well done. The impressions from the event are amazing, everything was very well arranged, — noticed Pavel Kodulev, Deputy Director for Procurement of JVK-Cimolai LLC.
The three leaders of the tournament — Ural Dynamic Machines team which consisted of the employees of Transneft Oil Pumps facility. They seized the victory from the team of BVK foundry with a score of 4:3.
Evgeniy Kovyrshin, Heating Equipment Operation Engineer, has keened on hockey since childhood, plays at an amateur level. He participated in the corporate tournament with pleasure, playing for UDM.
— Last year we took the second place, and this year the third, but I am satisfied with the result, everyone played well, the teams improved noticeably, there was a passion for sport and serious competition, a hard-fought fight, — said Evgeniy.
According to the already established tradition, in the final the winners of the tournament fought in a friendly match with Traktor team. Roman Will, Ilya Karpukhin, Lawrence Pilut, Tomas Hyka, Lukas Sedlak, Sergey Kalinin, as well as General Director of the Club Ivan Savin, went out onto the ice to fight for the black and white team. Traktor players, Ivan Fedotov, Aleksander Avtsin, Yaroslav Kosov, Oleg Evenko, Vyacheslav Osnovin and Head Coach Anvar Gatiyatulin followed the games from the tribune and awarded the winners.
— This is the first time I played hockey in felt boots and it was fun. I think we all played not for the sake of victory, but in order to have a good time today, — shared his impressions Traktor Forward Lukas Sedlak.
KONAR has been a partner of Traktor Hockey Club for several years; many of the company’s employees are loyal fans of Chelyabinsk team.
— We thank you for the support that you provide to us, I know that this support is sincerely provided — and I feel it, and all our guys know it. Before the 30th anniversary of KONAR, a separate congratulation on the upcoming anniversary. I wish you the achievement of all your ambitious targets, — said General Director of Traktor Club Ivan Savin.
— A wonderful tradition established; this is the sixth match, a wonderful festive atmosphere. All the guys always participate with a great pleasure and get positive emotions, we will be happy to participate in such events in the future. It’s great for us and the guys to switch, get emotions, communicate with our fans, — said Head Coach of Traktor Anvar Gatiyatulin.
Whole families came to support the teams at the SUSU hockey rink. Marina Bubnova, Senior Manager for Selection and Training of KONAR Personnel, came together with her son.
— I am a real hockey fan, this year I attend all the matches of Traktor. It is a special pleasure to follow the game of our guys from KONAR and my favorite Traktor team!