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Yugra showed their power at the first stage of Russian sledge hockey championships

01 January 1970
Yugra from Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District won the first stage of the Russian National Sledhe Hockey Championship that took place at Oka Sport center in Aleksin, Tula Region.

Seven teams competed with each other between 5 to 11 October, the Grand Opening Ceremony was on October 5.

The main plot thickened between the matchup of three teams holding four victories in the rest games. These teams are Phoenix from Moscow Region, Udmurtia Izhevsk and Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk. Firstly, Udmirtia beat Phoenix 1:0, and it was beaten with same score by Yugra. At the last day Phoenix played with Yugra and in case of victory all three teams finished with the same number of points.
But Yugra beat the champions 4:0 and gained 18 points so became a winner of first stage of the Championship. Udmurtia took the second with 15 points. Phoenix – 12 points.

 The rest positions:

- "White Bears" (Moscow) - 3 wins, 3 losts, 9 points;
- "Hawks" (Orenburg Region) - 2 wins, 4 losts, 6 points;
- "Star" (Moscow) - 1 win, 5 losts, 3 points;
- "Bashkirian Pirates" (Bashkortostan) - 0 win, 6 losts, 0 points.

The second (final) stage of the Russian Championship will be held in March 2017.




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