Year ago 3-time WC winner and 4-time Gagarin Cup champion Danis Zaripov founded his own hockey sticks brand Zaryad. Now his new product is available for every kid in Dynamo hockey school, the part of Ak Bars hockey Academy.
300 hockey sticks became a property of Dynamo hockey school as a present from Ak Bars hockey academy to provide equal access to high-quality equipment for every student.
Evgeny Rychkov, Head of Ak Bars hockey Academy:
- We are happy to help those kids from the Dynamo hockey school and to give hockey sticks to young hockey players. We hope that Zaryad gear will help children in upcoming season.
- It is a very pleasant feeling to see happy children. I would compare it with victories in professional sports - when you see the happiness on their faces, you realize that you have done all this great work for a reason.These children are our younger generation. I understand that many of them do not have enough equipment - I had the same situation at their age. I had to ask sticks from professionals, receive incentives from coaches in the form of equipment or a new stick. Therefore, I think that the Ak Bars hockey Academy has done the right thing, in which I was glad to participate.