Ashgabat hosts the first open championship of on ice hockey among youth in the Sports complex for winter sports
17 November, 2016 (13:11)
Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan
Ashgabat hosts the first open championship on ice hockey among youth up to 16 years old and children of 2005-2008 years old on the ice arena of the City Sports Complex of the Winter Games. The competition will take parts eight teams in six months of which are expected to compete for medals in several stages by a round-robbin play.
The skaters from the City Sports School of the State Committee on Sports performed at the opening ceremony of the hockey tournament. After two preliminary rounds three teams became leaders, such as: "Shir", "Oguzkhan" and "Galkan HC", which, according to experts are competing with each other the whole set of awards.
The main purpose of this competition is to attract young people to the sport and the formation of new teams.
In accordance with the results of the tournament a preliminary national team will be generated.
The international coaching training in the framework of preparation for the Asian Winter Games will be organized in Minsk (Belarus) on one of the best ice rinks - "Chizhovka Arena", where in 2014 compete for medals in the framework of the male World Cup, and this spring – the juniors world Championship.
In addition, our team will perform in the "Challenge Cup" draw, which will be held under the patronage of the International Ice Hockey Federation in April in Kuwait. It is already known that the opponents of the Turkmen people in the group stage of the competition will be the national teams of the Philippines, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, India and the Special Administrative Region of China - Macau.