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Sakhalin hockey players won the Asian Cup
The Russian team of the youth hockey league (MHL) "Red Stars", which was represented at the competition by hockey players from the team "Sakhalin Sharks", won the Asian Ice Hockey Challenge Cup.
The third Asian Challenge Cup was first held on Sakhalin from 4 to 7 August. The teams of Japan, Korea, Kazakhstan and the Youth Hockey League (from the Sakhalin Sharks team) fought for the cup.
The Sakhalin region is ready to become a platform for the Asian Hockey Cup in 2015 and 2016 years, Deputy Chairman of the regional government Sergey Khotochkin told reporters.
"The Sakhalin Region has gained a lot of experience in holding this event. On behalf of the Governor of the Sakhalin Region, Alexander Khoroshavin, we are inviting the MHL to the Asian Cup in 2015 and 2016," he said at a press conference at the end of the tournament.
According to him, Sakhalin is ready to provide two of its largest ice rinks for such a prestigious championship - the Arena City ice complex and the Kristall Sports Palace.
Asian Cup - a series of international ice hockey tournaments held under the auspices of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Competitions are held annually in different categories, including youth. In Russia, the Asian Cup was held once - in 2013 in Khabarovsk, then the Japanese team won.