Twelve Olympic hockey champions took part in a gala match between the Roscongress Forum Team and Hockey Legends, held in Moscow.
The Legends team included two-time Olympic champion Vladimir Lutchenko, the winners of the Olympic Games Ilya Byakin, Vasili Pervukhin, Sergei Babinov, Viktor Shalimov, Sergei Shepelev, Igor Boldin, Vitali Prokhorov, Evgeny Davydov, and Sergei Petrenko. Innsbruck 1976 champion Yuri Lyapkin and two-time Olympic winner Alexander Yakushev led the team.
CEO of the Novotrans Group Konstantin Goncharov was the captain of the Roscongress Forum Team. Fesco President Alexander Isurin, Roteks President Evgeny Romaskevich, RGSU Rector Natalia Pochinok took the ice. General Director of Ust-Luga Multipurpose Trade Terminal Alexey Zharkov netted a puck passed from the World Championship medallist Alexander Guskov. The distinguished hockey players Mikhail Anisin and Yuri Butsayev, who reinforced the Roscongress team, scored two and one goals respectively, ensuring the teams victory at 4:3.
«It was the debut gala hockey match in Moscow as part of the all-year Roscongress Sport Club project, and the first steps together with the Hockey Legends team, which demonstrated the high-class play. Roscongress, Novotrans, and the Legends agreed to establish a tradition of playing hockey galas in Moscow,» said Georgy Bryusov, Deputy CEO, Head of Sporting, Entertainment and Special Programmes, Roscongress Foundation.