Putin criticized his play in hockey


President Vladimir Putin was critical about the quality of their hockey. So Putin reacted to the words of the head of FHR Vladislav Tretiak, who at the meeting of the presidential Council on development of physical culture and sports has called the President an accomplice to the popularity of hockey in the country, reports TASS.

“What I do, the game can not be named” — said in response to Putin, and smiled, the Agency said.

During the meeting of the Council, the President of the club of young hockey players “Golden puck”, a long time player of CSKA and SKA Vladimir Petrov presented a championship ring to Putin. “We [CSKA] became Champions of the [winners of the regular championship KHL] that year. A gift you never gave. We know that you like “army” hockey. So I on behalf of the club I want you now to give,” said Petrov.

During the meeting Putin also said that the opening ceremony of the ice hockey world championship 2016, which will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, will take part the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “The increased authority of the Russian hockey will help the world championship, which we organize in Moscow and St. Petersburg with the International ice hockey Federation. It starts, as it is known, may 6th… We agreed with the Prime Minister, he will open the world championship in Moscow. I can’t there, unfortunately, to be a ceremonial event in Sochi will be at this time”, — quotes Putin “RIA Novosti”.

The President of Russia participated in the matches of the Night hockey League. Most recent game attended by the President held on his birthday October 7. Then Putin on the team with Vyacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Pavel Bure and other famous hockey players managed to score in the opponent’s net seven goals. Opponents of the presidential team was a team with the participation of businessmen Gennady, Tichtchenko, Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, as well as heads of Tatarstan Rustan Minnikhanov.

Before Putin took part in gala mast Night hockey League in may of 2015 — then the President has scored eight goals.

September 1, 2015 Putin’s team defeated the children of the center “Sirius” in Sochi. In the team of the President then played, in particular, Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.

Traditionally, Putin is playing at number 11.

In late March wrote that from-for problems with financing the Night hockey League changed owners — it is now the owner and main sponsor of the League will be a NCSP, which is owned by the Summa group of Ziyavudin Magomedov and “Transneft”.