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Hockey team "Sakhalin" held the first home game in the championship of the Asian Hockey League
The Sakhalin ice hockey team played its first home game in the Asian Hockey League championship on Sunday. Before the game, the Governor of the Sakhalin Region Alexander Khoroshavin and the President of the Russian Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretyak held a symbolic throw-in of the puck. This was reported by the press service of the Sakhalin administration.
Game Sakhalin with one of the favorites of the tournament, the Japanese Free Blades team, was held at the Kristall Ice Palace. As a result, the Sakhalin team lost to a more experienced team from Japan - 2: 5.
According to Alexander Khoroshavin, the participation of the island team in the games of the Asian Hockey League will help promote a healthy lifestyle in the Sakhalin region, will provide an opportunity to use the experience and professionalism of the AHL specialists in the development of sports in the region. In addition, it will help to strengthen the friendly relations of the Sakhalin region with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.