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Harbourcenter Cup International Elite Sled Hockey finished in Buffalo, USA

08 February 2017
Russian Sledge Hockey Club “Yugra” won the gold medals at the international tournament in Buffalo, USA.


The tournament participants include four teams: Team Yugra (Russia), Buffalo Sabres Sled Team (USA), Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins (USA), Kitchener (CAN), Columbus Blue Jackets Sled Hoc (USA) and USA Warriors (USA).
On February 5, 2017 in semifinal game Team Yugra crushed over Kitchener 9:0. Goals: Konstantin Shikhov (3), Nikolay Terentyev (2), Ilya Volkov (2), Alexey Petrov, Ilya Popov.


In the final game Yugra faced with hosts from Buffalo.

Shikhov and Alexey Petrov.
In the seconf period Konstantin Shikhov score his second goal (assist Nikolay Terentyev). Then Terentyev scored three times. In the final period, Buffalo scores one goal, but Shilov set the final score.

The goaltender of Russian team is Evgeny Plotnikov.


The tournament took place from 3 to 5 February in Buffalo.

Team Yugra played five games:
СХК «Югра» провел 5 матчей:
Team Yugra vs. Buffalo (USA) – 6:0, 
Team Yugra vs. Warriors (USA) – 4:1, 
Team Yugra vs. Pittsburgh (USA) – 17:0. 
Semifinal Team Yugra vs. Kitchener– 9:0. 
Gold Medal Games Team Yugra vs. Buffalo - 7:1. 

Best scorer of the tournament is Konstantin Shikhov (10+9).

“Tournament in USA proved that Russian sledge hockey is on the top-level. Team Yugra beat the best US clubs which has 20 years history. At Sochi Paralympic Games Russian team played more in defense, but here we played attacking hockey, scoring beautiful and difficult goals” – said Chairperson of Yugra Regional Branch of Russian NPC, member of Federation Council Eduard Isakov.


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