Pavel Datsyuk started his way to hockey, when playing it in the yard in Sverdlovsk, Staraya Sortirovka district. Evgenii Kuznetsov grew up in the area of the Chelyabinsk Tractor Works and played hockey in the rink on the outskirts of the city.Kirill Kaprizov, a five-year-old boy, was taken daily by his father to the hockey trainings in Novokuznetsk from Kuzedeevo village (population – 3,600). Grandfather of Artemiy Panarin used to sell milk to have enough money for petrol to go from Korikino to Chelyabinsk, where Artemiy could play hockey. Wearing figure skates.⠀
Stories of great hockey players often started in small towns.Stories of great hockey players often started in small towns.And quite often these stories contain more “regardless of” than “owing to” facts. For this reason the +7 Fund will support the “Olympia” hockey team from Irkutsk. This season, hockey players are planning to take part in several away tournaments: the Championship of the Siberian Federal District (three games: in November, January and March), as well as “Good Ice” and “Golden Puck” tournaments.⠀
We will support the team and create favorable conditions for training and participation in each of these tournaments.