The representative from the International Short Hockey Federation, Technical and Control Manager, Vladimir Diakonov.
— Vladimir, are there any problems at the tournament that regular fans cannot see?
— No, everything works like the mechanism of an expensive Swiss watch. There’s a great ice arena, the equipment works properly, all the services work in a well-coordinated manner, which only contributes to the competitions.
— Great. What do you think about the games?
— Well, I’m an independent person, I have no sympathy for any player. I like the way all the players, teams are playing. Not all of them are good yet, but the level is rising.
— Have there already been any memorable moments?
— Do you mean in game terms? Yes, I remembered some goalkeepers’s saves, spectacular aftermatch shootout by Kalugin for Uralets in the game against Dinamo. No commentary here, just watch it and you will understand everything.
— Good luck to you, we wish you that everything continues to go without crashing.
— Thank you! We are working, and you and all the fans of short hockey I wish more entertaining and interesting games. And no injuries!