Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg sponsors children’s ice hockey tournament

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On May 2, 2016, the Fakel Sports & Recreation Complex located in the Kompressorny residential area of Yekaterinburg hosted the 7th traditional children’s ice hockey tournament sponsored by Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg. Hockey players born in 2008 and 2009 took part in the competition.

David Gaidt, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg, takes part in award ceremony
David Gaidt, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg, takes part in award ceremony

David Gaidt, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg, takes part in award ceremony

The round-robin (all-play-all) tournament pitted the home players – the Fakel Sports School for Children and Youth – against such teams as Khrizotil (Asbest), Foton (Yekaterinburg), and Belye Volki (Revda). Every match consisted of two ten-minute periods of actual playing time. As a result, every team essentially played a full 60-minute hockey match on that day.

The first prize went to the young hockey players from Fakel, who beat their opponents from Asbest in a decider by the score of 3 to 1. Foton won the bronze and Revda’s Volki finished fourth.

Yulia Kucherenko (Fakel), one of the two girls participating in the competition, took home the Best Forward prize. Egor Baranov (Foton) won Best Defenceman, while Artyom Baryshnikov (Khrizotil) and Alexey Kochkin (Khrizotil) were named Best Goaltender and Best Scorer, respectively.

Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg sponsors children’s ice hockey tournament
Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg sponsors children’s ice hockey tournament

Yulia Kucherenko, tournament’s best forward

Alexey Kochkin (in green uniform) from Asbest, tournament’s best scorer
Alexey Kochkin (in green uniform) from Asbest, tournament’s best scorer

Alexey Kochkin (in green uniform) from Asbest, tournament’s best scorer

David Gaidt, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg, took part in the award ceremony and commended the young hockey players for their passion and athleticism.

Background

Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is focused on the maintenance of gas transmission facilities, as well as natural gas transmission and distribution in the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, and Orenburg Regions. The company has 27 branches with 13 gas pipeline operation centers.

Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg provides logistics services to Gazprom and other customers, conveying 36 trillion cubic kilometers of gas per year. The company’s scope of operation includes over 8,700 kilometers of gas trunklines and gas branches, 13 compressor stations, 280 gas distribution stations, and 32 CNG filling stations.

The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is in effect at the company. Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg employs over 9,000 people. Its head office is located in Yekaterinburg.

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