The Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Hockey League has suspended all operations in light-weight of Russia’s ongoing attack towards Ukraine.
A assertion translated from the Ukrainian Hockey League web-site stated, “that the competitions of the 2021/22 period have been suspended due to the introduction of martial law on the territory of Ukraine. Hence, in purchase to guarantee security, matches of the common championship of the Hockey Superleague Parimatch will not take area. We urge you to stay relaxed and not worry.”
Sokil Kyiv was sitting atop the Ukrainian Hockey League standings at the time the league ceased operations. Sokil Kyiv has made many of Ukraine’s best NHL skills such as Dmitri Khristich and Alexei Zhitnik who both equally appeared in NHL All-Star video games throughout their professions, as effectively as Stanley Cup Champions Ruslan Fedotenko and Anton Babchuk.
The Vegas Golden Knights picked defender Artur Cholach, who invested the 2020-2021 period with Sokil Kyiv, in the 6th spherical, 190th in general in the 2021 NHL Draft. Cholach is now enjoying for the OHL’s Barrie Colts.
Likewise, all hockey from youth to experienced has been suspended in Ukraine. The Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine posted a variety of statements on their website around latest times contacting the existing Russian invasion “perhaps the most essential times in [Ukraine’s] background.”
The UHL and Federation also known as on all those who could to donate monetarily to the Ukrainian Military, stating, “we contact on all the people today associated in hockey, our enthusiasts, all individuals who can be a part of this initiative to help our army economically.”
Also providing verbal support on the Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine’s site ended up previous NHL players Dave and Wayne Babych, whose grandfather was born in Ukraine.
“Our hearts are with you now. We are now watching the events in Ukraine with excellent stress,” reads the statement, which was conveyed by Ukraine nationwide group mentor Konstantin Simchuk. “We would like all Ukrainians balance and steadfastness in this awful time.”
Dave Babych invested 19 seasons in the NHL enjoying 1,194 game titles, even though 519 games in the league.
Internationally, Ukraine at the moment ranks 27th in men’s hockey, and 38th on the women’s side.