Russian hockey players defeated opponents from China in the games on the ice of the Amur river

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Amur region government international hockey match of the Commonwealth Russia / China on the Amur river. January 14, 2018Russian hockey players defeated opponents from China in the games on the ice of the Amur river© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Amur region government

A series of matches between the Russian and Chinese players on ice of the Amur river was held on Sunday for the second consecutive year. Like last year, in games of «Commonwealth» were stronger than the athletes from Russia.

The podium on the ice

On the ice edge of the river was established stands for 300 people. Here the audience was treated to free hot buckwheat porridge and tea. Also on the ice was organized place.

In addition, the match was broadcast on the big screen on the embankment of the Amur river. Here the people began to gather in advance. The most hardy, having stood in the queue to the field kitchen, arranged on wooden benches. Some were warmed by the fact that moving to music, warming up to the music.

Also on the waterfront was a souvenir trade. Particularly popular scarves with a sports logo.

«My grandson dancing, not hockey, but is asked to show him the game, — told RIA Novosti resident of Blagoveshchensk Tatyana Borisova. — From the big screen to conveniently watch the broadcast, the atmosphere is festive, we have photographed, the grandson brought after a workout, now fed porridge and watch, rooting for Russia.»

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On the embankment of the Amur river it’s a lot of fathers with children. As told the citizen named Igor, he brought hockey to watch five year old son.

«The first game I didn’t bring him, I watched from home TV live broadcast. Now came along. Explain the rules, he had wondered what form our. It is very good that the game is played for the second time, especially the birthday of Valery Kharlamov,» — said he.

The fans on the beach said nice weather 18 degrees below zero, warm enough for the far Eastern winter, and almost no wind. But on the ice it felt different, so children’s teams played only one ten-minute period.

From the Amur region went out on the ice the team of athletes from the cities of Blagoveshchensk, Free, and settlement Novobureyskiy. China introduced the players from Harbin and Qiqihar. Together with the teams on the ice went out the symbols of the countries Russian bear and the Chinese Panda.

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Amur region government international hockey match «Commonwealth» Russia / China on the Amur river. January 14, 2018Russian hockey players defeated opponents from China in the games on the ice of the Amur river© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Amur region government international hockey match «Commonwealth» Russia / China on the Amur river. 14 Jan 2018
Three goals in children and one in boys

Russian hockey players defeated opponents from China in the games on the ice of the Amur river© AFP 2018 / Nicholas T. LoVerde / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICAЗайцев: I would like to apologize to all of Russia for the result of MFM at hockey last year’s match on the Amur a children’s game ended with the score 2:0 in favor of the team from Amur Forward. This year the expense was larger than the – 3:0. Thus, commentators have noted that this year the team from China better prepared, especially the goalkeeper.

After I finished playing and after receiving the medal, the kids taking off skates, went to the stands to watch the game boys.

The young men spent three periods of 15 minutes. Here, in the words of the commentator, the game was viscous. The Russian team won with a minimum advantage — 1:0.

On Monday, the Russian hockey players will go to Harbin to play the return matches. There games will be held at indoor venues.

In November 2017, the Ministry of sports of the Amur region and the office for physical culture and sports of Qiqihar city have agreed on joint development of hockey.

The first series of games «the Commonwealth» was held on the ice of the Amur river, on 14 January, 2017 and was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Russian hockey. Then the victory was for child and adult teams from Russia. The captain of the adult team a year ago was the Governor of the Amur region Alexander Kozlov.

Russian hockey players defeated opponents from China in the games on the ice of the Amur river© RIA Novosti / Alexey kudenko / Michael Keratopathy in fotobanka approved the form of the national team of Russia on hockey Itd matches were not the first in the history of the Amur region and border of Heilongjiang province. In March 1958 at the stadium «Dinamo» (now «Spartak») in Blagoveshchensk was a hockey match, won the Amur region. A photograph of the game, and in the Museum of the history of the Amur at Blagoveshchensk sports the sports Committee has been found pennant with fringe, presented by the Chinese delegation.

After a friendly match in 2017, the head of the Amur region at the Russian-Chinese EXPO in Harbin appealed to the Governor of Heilongjiang province Lu Hao with a request to make sports a regular meeting, the head of the Chinese province supported the initiative.

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Amur region government international hockey match «Commonwealth» Russia / China on the Amur river. January 14, 2018Russian hockey players defeated opponents from China in the games on the ice of the Amur river© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Amur region government international hockey match «Commonwealth» Russia / China on the Amur river. 14 Jan 2018

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