close

WATCH: In Russia, being good at hockey gets you an AK-47 instead of a trophy

The coach cocks the Kalashnikov and gives a short speech before passing the AK-47 off to the captain, who in turn awards the MVP of the game, goalie Saveli Kononov.

This article was published more than 1 year ago, information might not be accurate.

Dylan Gibbons Montreal, QC

We’ve all seen those Hollywood scenes where the MVP of the game get hoisted onto the shoulders of his teammates and presented a trophy by their coach. But in Russia, they do things a little differently: they arm you with an AK-47 and take a picture.

In a video posted to YouTube on September 10, head coach Ramil Saifull of the Russian team Izhstal Izhevsk can be seen walking into the change room, gun in hand, legs spread, with a proud look on his face.

The coach cocks the Kalashnikov and gives a short speech before passing the AK-47 off to the captain, who in turn awards the MVP of the game, goalie Saveli Kononov.

Kononov stopped 36 of 38 shots in his team’s 3-2 victory over Chelmet Chelyabinsk, reports Global News, leading their team to victory from the front of their goal. Their forward Vadim Shchegolkov also played well, with one goal and five shots.

All the boys seem euphoric over the small ceremony and the unusual ritual seems to be bolstering their comradery.

Join us!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Thank You!

Support The Post Millennial
Accepted payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express  and Paypal
Dylan Gibbons
0
Join The Discussion