The talisman of the Junior World Hockey Championship, which will be held in the South Urals from April 19 to 29, was a brown bear.
A plush bear in a hockey jersey and with a stick will accompany the athletes and spectators throughout the championship.
"Since in the course of the competition for the best talisman held last year, the jury members did not find any proposed option suitable for the level of the championship, we entrusted the development of the talisman to professional designers. At the moment, the talisman is coordinated by the Russian and international ice hockey federation. Brown bear is a symbol of our state, a character known to foreigners, with whom Russia is associated. Due to the fact that the tournament is junior, it turned out to be a teddy bear. We hope that this talisman will bring luck to all participants of the tournament ", - said Deputy Governor of the Chelyabinsk region Vadim Evdokimov.
We will add, the talisman will be depicted on the printing and souvenirs of the upcoming championship. In addition, it is planned to produce two growth dolls for cities hosting the tournament - Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk.
Already, in the VKontakte
team, you can propose your own version of the name of the talisman. The author of the name, who received the most votes ("I like" marks), will become the owner of tickets for the final of the championship.
Recall, the World Hockey Championship among junior teams will be held in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk from 19 to 29 April. Competitions will be held in the ice arenas "Tractor" and "Metallurg". Semifinal matches and the final will be held in Chelyabinsk.
Team Russia U18 will play in the group "B" (in Chelyabinsk). The rivals of the Russians will be the teams of Finland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and France. In the "A" group will play teams of the United States, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland and Belarus (Magnitogorsk).
Since December 1, the sale of tickets for the championship has been opened. Their price varies from 100 to 1000 rubles depending on the time, sector and game. You can buy tickets and tickets at the ticket site of the championship
, at the ticket offices of the ice arenas "Tractor" and "Metallurg", on the site of hockey clubs "Tractor" and "Metallurg". in the City entertainment offices, sites kassy.ru and kassir.ru. In addition, to purchase tickets for the championship developed a special mobile application, which is available in official stores Google Play
and the App Store
. In search, the application can be found by the name "U18 IHWC 2018". Information about all ticket sales points and the schedule of the championship can be found at http://u18hockey.ru/