As part of the forum, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation and its official partner Liga Stavok bookmaker opened a special zone dedicated to 3×3 hockey.
On the second day of the forum, the President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak and the President of the Stavok League Yuri Krasovsky spoke at the stand. Together they discussed the partnership between the FHR and the Stavok League, as well as the joint projects implemented within their framework.
Vladislav Tretiak, President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation: — Our big sports family has come together in this forum. Everything is boiling, there are many people who do a lot for our sport. And today I would like to express my gratitude to our partner – BC “Stavok League”. And I use the word partner for a reason. I have been playing in a team for 21 years, and I know that in sport you cannot do, you cannot achieve success without a friendly shoulder, a sense of responsibility and consistency of actions. And Liga Stavok is a reliable partner that is with us at all times, both in moments of victory and in moments of failure. Together we implement many projects. For example, we are opening new ice rinks in the regions. One of our projects is 3v3 hockey, which is gaining more and more audiences. We are sure that this game format has a bright future. Everything changes, and the main task of hockey is to please the fans. And we try to offer our fans something new and interesting, create new formats, including in terms of show.
Yury Krasovsky, President of Stavok League bookmaker: — A great event, I really like to be here and see the achievements of our sport. It can be appreciated that domestic sport lives, develops and is an integral part of the lives of young people. Our mission is comprehensive support of Russian sports. If we talk about relations with the Russian Ice Hockey Federation, then most of our joint work is spent on projects such as support for veterans. In September, we celebrate a wonderful event – the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Super Series. We meet with the participants of this event, pay tribute to the heritage that they created and left us, in all spheres of our life there is now a tendency to speed up the pace of life. Sports are no exception. The younger generation can’t always see an event that lasts an hour and a half. You need more speed and efficiency. I’m sure 3v3 hockey hooks younger audiences faster and holds their attention stronger, which is why it’s exactly what hockey needs right now. Another very important factor that Vladislav Aleksandrovich noted at the first tournament is a large number of matches. All athletes know that competition is the best training. I am sure that 3v3 hockey will attract not hundreds, but thousands of young players. And this is a very important factor for the further development of the discipline. And, of course, we see an increase in interest from fans, and this is the main assessment of our joint work.