Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Ovechkin will hold a hockey game for the "From a pure heart" charity on September 5, 2010. The game will be held at the HC Spartacus Sokolniki home arena, according to "Sovietsky sport".
The hockey stars and the veterans of hockey, as well as prominent politicians, businessmen and artists will attend the game. All the details about the time of the game, the lineups and the rules will be announced early next week.
A lot has happened while I was travelling, but our readers, a true Ovi fans, followed all the stories and events. No need for my blog. :-) Thanks to Mikhaila for the blog support, it happened on my birthday, so it was a nice surprise.
And here is the event held by Unified Moscow Dynamo Hockey Club:
The President of Moscow Dynamo and the head of Russian INS Mikhail Tyurkin makes the speech about the unified Dynamo team and the expectations for a new season. After that the new jerseys with the portrait of legendary Dynamo coach Chernyshov were presented to the Captain of Moscow Dynamo Alexei Kudashov and the Dynamo President's advisers Alexander Ovechkin and Alexander Maltsev. (starts at 1:50)
Here's an excerpt from the interview to Sport-Express given at this event:
Do you have plans to return to the Dynamo?
You will get the answer to this question in 11 years.
Will you take the club jersey [presented to you] to America?
First of all I'll ask the guys from the team to sign on it. Then I'll hang it in my memorabilia collection of hockey jerseys.
What have you done already during this summer work for the Dynamo?
Nothing that's worth boasting about. I responded to all requests and was helping my alumni club as much as possible.
You are modest at most. Yet we know that you have financed white 'n' blue's children's school renovation.
Well, is anything wrong about it? I want to help if it is possible.
When are you returning to North America?
In September. The Washington Capitals training camp will open on September 17th.
Oleg Znarok, the head coach of Dynamo, on Ovi's right.
Here's younger Ovi playing under number 32
(He had shoulder pads with this number when he started in NHL)
All photos from 'chicks dig Ovi' :-)
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