Tashkent to host the International Hockey Tournament dedicated to the 28th anniversary of Independence of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 23-24 August, the international ice hockey tournament dedicated to the 28th anniversary of State Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be held in the capital’s Humo Arena ice complex.
The tournament will be attended by permanent members of the Night Hockey League of the Russian Premier team, and veterans of the Tashkent and Humo clubs.
The tournament was organized by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Development of Tourism, the Uzbekistan Hockey Federation and the Tashkent Hockey Club.
The official opening of the tournament will take place in the Humo Arena ice palace on 23 August at 15:00. On the first day, the Russians will play with the Tashkent hockey club, and on the second day with the Humo club.
The Premier team was founded in 2005 by the legendary hockey player Vyacheslav Fetisov. Today the team consists of people who love hockey and support each other not only on ice, but also outside the field. Initially, Premier HC did not set the task of participating in sporting events. But since 2010, the club has become a regular participant in amateur hockey tournaments. In the season 2015-2016, the team showed the highest result - they won medals of the highest standard in the regular season of the fifth qualifying stage of the NHL festival, and in the playoffs they won first place in the 18+ division of the Dream League (Second Division).