HC HydroCube has officially become a participant of NHL (Night Hockey League) in the Udmurt Republic. In a few words, NHL is a Russian sports organization that unites amateur hockey teams all over Russia. Why is the league called like that? It’s quite simple: participants of the championship are not professional sportsmen – they are professionals in other types of activities, and they are usually busy during the daytime at work, therefore, they have free time for competition only in the evenings.
- Goaltenders: Dmitry Lozhkin, Danil Ardashev.
- Defensmen: Oleg Belosludtsev, Andrey Nikulin, Igor Bazhenov, Denis Belosludtsev, Nikita Ilin, Valeriy Zhigalov.
- Forwards: Vladimir Strelkov, Yury Buzmakov, Konstantin Kuznetsov, Nikita Belosludtsev, Andrey Volkov, Ilya Seliverstov, Igor Danilov, Nikita Perevozchikov, Dmitry Nesmelov, Evgeny Efremov.
On October 11, a pre-season tournament among participants was held in preparation for the championship. The rival teams were Energy and Avangard. The first game (with Energy) ended in a draw (2:2), and then HydroCube lost after penalty shootout (1:2). The game with Avangard ended with HydroCube defeat (0:8).
The first game of the championship will take place on October 17 at 8:30 PM. HydroCube will play against Progress, a hockey team from Glazov.