On January 31, 2016 the sports stadium “Trud” hosted the title game of world junior bandy championship.
Two players of ice hockey training club “Vodnik” – Alexander Glotov (goal-minder) and Artemiy Potapenko(halfback) joined Russia’s ice hockey team.
The title game facedtwo strong competitors – Russia and Sweden. At the beginning of the game the Scandinavians dominated. After two well-placed shots of Philip Flodstam and Viktor Heilm Tre Kronor team was ahead – 2:0.
This day the Russian team had its game leader – Alexey Torgonskiy (a forward) who scored 5 goals. Russia won the game with final score 5:3. We are world champions!
The final game on “Trud” was supported by thousands of fans. Among those who watched the game was the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov.
After the game Igor Orlov welcomed the champions at the prize ceremony. The Governor expressed thanks to the hockey players for bright game and intensity of emotions.
— Russia and Sweden showed brilliant and spectating hockey that evoked vivid emotions among fans. I’m expressing many thanks to all the participants of world championship for bright and fair play as well as for their devotion to our favorite sports – bandy, – said Orlov.
The Governor awarded the top players of junior championship with prizes. Ilya Lopatin was announced thetop forward and Alexey Torgonskiy got the title of top goal-scorer.