The main trophy in the KHL Gagarin Cup was delivered to Penza

The Gagarin Cup is back at the Diesel Arena. Today, the main trophy for the Continental Hockey League was exhibited for several hours in the central lobby of the sports facility. This year’s Tour of the coveted Cup passes through six cities in the Volga region. Supported by Rostelecom.

Saratov, Orenburg, Sterlitamak, Ufa, Saransk and finally Penza. The main trophy of the continental hockey league has found a temporary home under the roof of the sports and entertainment complex Diesel Arena. Whole families came to take pictures with the Cup. Victoria Taksheeva has two sons. Both are future hockey players.

“It’s very nice to see the country’s main trophy, the championship,” said Stepan Taksheev, a student at the Diesel Hockey Club.

“It’s such an energy. You enjoy it,” said Ivan Taksheev, a student at the Diesel hockey club.

“We hope we are here as future cup holders. Ivan and Stepan will take him to Penza as the winner-champion. Like this, said the mother of Ivan and Stepan Taksheev, Victoria Taksheeva.

Gagarin Cup is made of silver 925 with gilding. Weight – 25 kg. Height – more than 80 centimeters. On one side is a picture of a pilot cosmonaut who made the world’s first manned flight into space. On the other hand, he is a hockey player. In small pucks, the names of the cup-winning teams from different years are inscribed in a circle.

“Just one day, the Gagarin Cup is here in our city of Penza. And this is a fantastic opportunity for young hockey players to touch the history of hockey. And see this trophy with your own eyes. For young hockey players, this is truly a great motivation to conquer new heights “, Says Maria Yurina, Deputy Minister of Physical Culture and Sport in the Penza region.

The organizers noted that it is especially nice that the cup can visit the cities where there are no teams in the continental league. And this helps to unite all hockey fans. Including live broadcasts.

“Currently, as partners, we provide telecommunications channels to organize live broadcasts of league matches. In the past, we have prepared and created all the technical channels and facilities in the continental arenas to organize games. With the provision of round-the-clock technical support and information protection,” explained Evgeny Petrov, Vice President of PJSC Rostelecom.

After the photo session and the award ceremony of the winners of the quiz, which was previously held by Rostelecom, a mini-tournament in hockey “Leaders’ Cup” was held for prizes from the internet provider. Participants – 4 teams, named after the famous Penza coaches and hockey players – Kostin, Andronov, Slepyshev, Babenko. The name Sergei Andronov gave the team with that name victory.

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