Ilya Kovalchuk, captain of SKA hockey club, Saint Petersburg:
“In 2015, the Gazprom Neft Cup will be held for the ninth time. I believe it will become a unique event for everybody: young athletes and their coaches, parents, and friends, hockey experts and fans. I am glad that the Tournament will take place in Saint Petersburg. Here they love hockey, appreciate a spectacular game, and, by all means, will come to support the young players.
I wish you new victories and achievements in 2015! Let good health, professional development, and positive emotions be your companions! Happy New Year!”
Sergei Shirokov, forward with Avangard, Omsk:
“The Gazprom Neft Cup is an important event in the hockey world. Participation in this Tournament is a real milestone in the career of every young hockey player, and winning in such prestigious competition would be an excellent New Year present for any of them! If you worked and practiced hard and did the utmost to achieve your goals, you will undoubtedly succeed in everything you plan!
I wish you to be more persistent in the coming year. Believe in yourself, develop your skills, love hockey — and some day you will become part of the national team! Happy New Year!”