Stars Hockey Year
An awards ceremony “Stars of the Hockey Year” took place in Kyiv

The best players, coaches, managers and sports journalists were noted during the event.

Stars Hockey Year
An awards ceremony “Stars of the Hockey Year” took place in Kyiv

The best players, coaches, managers and sports journalists were noted during the event.

Stars Hockey Year
An awards ceremony “Stars of the Hockey Year” took place in Kyiv

The best players, coaches, managers and sports journalists were noted during the event.

Stars Hockey Year
An awards ceremony “Stars of the Hockey Year” took place in Kyiv

The best players, coaches, managers and sports journalists were noted during the event.

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An awards ceremony “Stars of the Hockey Year” took place in Kyiv

On May 28, for the second time in its history, the Ukrainian Hockey League held a solemn ceremony of awarding the best players, coaches, managers and sports journalists of “Stars of the hockey year” season 2020/2021. In total, the ceremony included 24 nominations, in which 57 nominees competed for the victory. The winners were determined by an expert jury, which included legendary athletes, hockey officials and specialized media. In addition, in some nominations, the best were chosen by fans’ voting, as well as captains, assistants and coaches of UHL clubs.

The event was held in Freedom Hall in Kyiv, the ceremony was attended by famous Ukrainian athletes and show business stars, journalists and business representatives.

The partners of the event were Parimatch, XSPORT TV channel, trademarks “Morshynska”, “Conti”, “Zhytnya Slʹoza” and “Artweiners”. The car partner of the event is a Skoda Inter Auto Plus dealer (Zaporizhzhya). The awards of the ceremony were made by Nagrada.ua., And the system of electronic tickets for the ceremony was provided by the ticket agency ESPORT.

The solemn event was opened by the performance of the cover band HeartBeat Brass Band and a bright laser show. There was also a photo area and refreshments from the event partners.

Special performances for the guests of “Stars of the Hockey Year” were prepared by the Ukrainian singer and songwriter, the representative of Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 ALYOSHA, as well as the superfinalist of the project “Voice of the Country” Serhiy Asafatov. The ceremony was conducted by Andrei Astakhov and Marina Mashkina.

Executive Director of the Ukrainian Hockey League, Oleksiy Braga shared his feelings after the ceremony, and also explained why it is important to hold the following events:

I am glad that the event was held at a very high level. For the second time in our history we celebrate the best of the best at the end of the season. Especially, because it was a very bright, rich and long sports year, which has definitely become the most interesting in the last 10 years.

Of course, such ceremonies are the most important for any sport and without such events, sports cannot exist. This is primarily the image of the League. I’ll repeat, everything went at a very high level and I hope that our guests, partners and nominees enjoyed the ceremony.

I want to thank all the organizers, partners, club presidents, managers and everyone who was involved. It was a real hockey holiday!

In addition to the nominations, the symbolic team of the UHL Parimatch Championship of the 2020/21 season was also determined, which included: goalkeeper Dmytro Kubrytsky, defenders Philip Pangelov-Yuldashev and Serhiy Dorofeev, forwards Andriy Denyskin, Andriy Mikhnov and Andriy Sigarev. In addition, fans in the vote on the UHL website identified the best puck of the season, it was the first Canadian in the history of Ukrainian hockey championships Shane Heffernan.

A new award in the “Opening of the Year” nomination was given to the new Mariupol Ice Center in Mariupol, which hosted the starting match of the season between “Mariupol” and “Sokil”.

A special award was received by Parimatch,a company that supports Ukrainian hockey for 5 years, it has become “Patron of the Year” . In addition, Tamara Badashvili, Marketing Director of Parimatch Ukraine, took part in the award ceremony – the best legionnaire, the best media outlet and the winner in the nomination “Best Press Service” received awards from CMO Parimatch.

After the awarding CEO of Parimatch Ukraine, Natalia Gilevich summed up the ceremony:

First of all, we need to thank the fans who, even without the opportunity to be at matches, continue to support the teams. Parimatch has been working with the UHL for many years on the development of Ukrainian hockey, it is an important part of our comprehensive sports support program. And the results of our joint work show that we are on the right track. As the first licensed bookmaker in Ukraine, we plan to implement even better projects in hockey.

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