The Zagorsk Pipe Plant hockey team will take part in a tournament of amateur teams among metallurgists to be held in Novotroitsk, Orenburg Region. The games are organized by Ural Steel (which is part of a single metallurgical holding with Zagorsk Pipe Plant).
Zagorsk metallurgists go to a meeting with a positive spirit - in hockey matches with the unknown opponent there is a share of excitement and this fact strengthens will to a victory.
Team of our plant will play with Novotroitsk Metallurgists (HC "Ural Steel"), Magnitogorsk "MMK" and Novotroitsk miners (HC "AKKERMANN").
The opponents were determined by drawing of lots. In the first round, our hockey players will meet with HC "AKKERMANN".
The tournament will be held in a playoff system. According to the results the best player, forward, defenseman and goalkeeper will be determined.
The hockey team "ZTZ" was formed in 2018 from the employees of the Zagorsk Pipe Plant, who were truly passionate about hockey. Every large enterprise should develop sports and a healthy lifestyle, according to those who stood at the origins of the ice team: team captain Evgeny Shepelev, as well as Vyacheslav Rabochy and Evgeny Ryabchenko.
The players of "ZTZ" at the plant are employees from management positions to ordinary working professions, and on the ice - a united team. Many of them are skating for the first time after a break of several years. However, this did not affect the success.
In 2019 HC "ZTZ" took second place in the regular championship of the Sergiev Posad Amateur Hockey League, and then managed to win the SPLHL Cup.
In the 2019 - 2020 season, the team confidently won the title of silver medalist of the Night Hockey League, division "North".
Traditionally, Ural Steel pays special attention to the promotion and development of physical culture and sports. The Pobeda Ice Palace was opened in Novotroitsk in 2015 with the participation of metallurgists. As part of the socio-economic partnership with the region and the city, the plant allocated about 300 million rubles for its construction.
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