14 March 2012
Gazprom Export’s Hockey Players Defeat the Legends of Tractors in the Future Cup
Gazprom Export’s hockey players defeat the Legends of Tractors in the Future Cup
A match between veterans from the teams “Legends of Tractor” and “Gazprom Export” was held on March 12. The event took place at the ice arena of Chelyabinsk’s “Tractor” under the Future Cup tournament. The match ended with the score 8:4 in favor of the Gazprom Export ice team, led by Alexander Medvedev. He opened the scoring after collecting a pass from Lev Berdichevsky.
The friendly match attracted about 2,500 spectators and caused great interest and positive emotions in the stands. The striker and Muscovite, Mikhail Merkulov, was the hero of the match − he scored a hat-trick already in the first period.
The impressive superiority of the Gazprom Export team did not change the positive mood of the audience, most of whom where evidently on the side of their fellow countrymen. According to the manager of the Legends of Tractors, Evgeny Tsybuk, “everyone enjoyed the game and was very pleased that the match attracted many fans.” In addition, Gazprom Export’s striker, Igor Varitsky, noted that such meetings of veterans contribute to the promotion and development of hockey in the regions.