Editor - Stakheev Vladimir, photos - Ricardo Marquina
Metallurg Magnitogorsk is a professional ice hockey team based in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk in Chelyabinsk Oblast. The team was founded in 1955, and has won numerous trophies so far. Metallurg players were Euroleague champions twice – in 1999, 2000, and European Cup winners in 2008.
Because of the NHL lockout, several players have moved from North America to the Metallurg team. The most famous one is Yevgeni Malkin, and the other notable players are Sergei Gonchar and Nikolai Kulemin. There are four foreign legionnaires and the Metallurg’s coaches are Canadians and Americans.
This time, Mettalurg has lost to another KHL famous team – Avangard Omsk, 2:5. But 7, 500 spectators at the Magnitogorsk Arena (home arena of the Metallurg Magnitogorsk) were excited nevertheless.
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