Turkmenistan Hosts International Hockey Tournament, Galkan Team Reaches Finals

Turkmenistan hosts an international hockey tournament, with the local team Galkan dominating the competition and reaching the finals. The event showcases the country's growing sports presence.

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Turkmenistan Hosts International Hockey Tournament, Galkan Team Reaches Finals

Turkmenistan Hosts International Hockey Tournament, Galkan Team Reaches Finals

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - The opening ceremony of an international hockey tournament was held on April 15, 2024, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The tournament features 10 teams from Asia and Europe, divided into two groups. The event has been watched by numerous spectators both live at the venue and on national television.

The Turkmen team 'Galkan' has been performing strongly in the tournament, achieving victories over teams from Bahrain (8-1) and Oman (15-1) in the early rounds. Galkan secured their place in the finals after defeating the Uzbekistan team 'Feniks' 9-1 in the 4th round match.

Perhat Atekayev scored an impressive 5 goals for Galkan, while Erkin Kakabayev, Baymyrat Baymyradov, and Muhammetyar Nuryyev also contributed to the team's dominant performance.

After three days of competition, Galkan leads Group A with 9 points, followed by Feniks with 6 points. In Group B, ADIHIC-Kazan from Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, Volat from Belarus, and Aqmola from Kazakhstan share the lead with 6 points each. The tournament has seen some high-scoring matches, with ADIHIC-Kazan defeating Team-Turkiye 5-1 and Volat winning against Aqmola 6-4.

Why this matters: The international hockey tournament in Ashgabat showcases Turkmenistan's growing presence in the world of sports and its ability to host major sporting events. The success of the Turkmen team Galkan highlights the development of ice hockey in the country and the potential for future achievements on the international stage.

The tournament is set to conclude on April 19, with the final match determining the champion. Galkan, having secured first place in Group A with 12 points, will face the winner of the match between ADIHIC-Kazan and Volat. The Uzbek team Feniks managed to score a consolation goal against Galkan in the last minute of their 4th round match, but it was not enough to prevent the Turkmen team from reaching the finals.

Key Takeaways

  • International hockey tournament held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on April 15-19, 2024.
  • Turkmen team 'Galkan' reached the finals after dominant wins over Bahrain, Oman, and Uzbekistan.
  • Galkan leads Group A with 9 points, while ADIHIC-Kazan, Volat, and Aqmola share the lead in Group B.
  • Tournament showcases Turkmenistan's ability to host major sporting events and the growth of ice hockey.
  • Galkan to face the winner of ADIHIC-Kazan and Volat in the final match on April 19.