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23 August 2018

The second competition day of the Para Ice Hockey Tournament "Cup of Courage", taking place in the Sport Palace "Yantar" in Moscow, held by the Moscow Federation of Sports for persons with Physical Impairments, the Department of Sports and Tourism of Moscow with the support of the Russian Paralympic Committee was finished.

On the second day of the competition, two matches took place. Team Udmurtia (Udmurt Republic) defeated the Team “Yastreby” (Orenburg Region) with a score of 3: 1, and the second match ended with a defeat of the Moscow Team from the Moscow Region Team "Phoenix" 3-0.

In the first match on the side of Udmurtia, Vladimir Rychkov, Konstantin Pleshivykh and Pavel Shirobokov once struck the gates. Vladislav Zubarev scored the return goal from the side of the Hawks.

In the second match, the hockey players of Phoenix scored 3 unanswered goals in the gates of the Moscow Team. Two goals were on the account of Vadim Selyukin, and one goal - Dmitry Lisov.

On the final day of the competition, the following matches will be held: "Phoenix" - "Hawks" and "Moscow" - "Udmurtia". The games start at 10:00. Entrance is free of charge.

The Gala-ceremony of rewarding winners and prizewinners of competitions and closing ceremony of the Tournament will take place at 15:00.

For the first time sledge hockey appeared in Russian Federation in 2009. In this year was held the first All-Russian Championship on sledge hockey in Podolsk (Moscow Region) on the small on the small ice arena "Vityaz". Today, sledge hockey is developing in 7 regions of the Russian Federation: Moscow, the Moscow Region, the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Udmurt Republic, the Orenburg Region and St. Petersburg.

The Russian Sledge hockey Clubs are organizing a Russian Championship, consisting of 2 states, and also All-Russian competitions in Moscow, Khanty-Mansiysk, Izhevsk and Orenburg.

Today the basic teams of the Russian National team are “Fenix” (Moscow Region), “Udmurtya” (Udmurt Republic), Yugra (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District).

Thanks to their perseverance and courage in 2014 at the Winter Paralympics (Sochi) the Russian Sledge hockey players won silver medals, in the World Champions 2015 in USA the third place and in 2016 in the European Championships in Sweden the took the first victorious place.

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