On Friday, Caps Captain Alex Ovechkin participated in Ilya Kovalchuk’s charity hockey Game From Pure Heart . This year, the game was held at the Palace of Sports in Kazan and raised 8-million rubles (almost 125,000 USD) for local orphanages .
Team Morozov beat Team Kovalchuk (Ovechkin’s team) 11 to 9. The retiring Alexei Morozov scored three goals in his farewell game. Kovy scored four.
Morozov’s team consisted mostly of his ex-comrades from Ak Bars: Danis Zaripov, Sergei Zinoviev, Alexei Emelin, Vitali Proshkin, and Alexei Tereshchenko. The senior executive of Tatarstan/acting head of the republic, Rustam Minnikhanov, and the mayor of Kazan, Ilsur Metshin, also participated. Kovalchuk’s team featured Ovechkin, Alexander Radulov, Sergei Mozyakin, plus Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and KHL chairman Gennady Timchenko.
There were some good moments in the game, such as when Ovechkin played against actual children.
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Here he is walking out.
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That gummy smile by Radulov.
Come built: the first Kovalchuk, Ovechkin … It’s a pity then, Malkin has not arrived. Kazan hockey # # # # SbornayaRossii AlekseyMorozov # # Captain AkBars Kovalchuk # # # AleksandrOvechkin Championship
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Here’s the presentation of the check.
And the team photo after the game.
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Thanks to Olga Fedorova for the tip and translations.
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