Thursday, March 14, 2013

Seeing The Kharkov Dynamo Hockey Team In Action

Back in November we saw our first Ukrainian hockey game and a few weeks ago we had took in a local game staring the Kharkov Dynamo.  Their facility was on the outskirts of Kharkiv and was very nice.  The game was very crowded but we were pleasantly surprised to see a couple of seats available...and they were in the front row no less!

That was until we sat down and started watching the game.  Here was our view for most of it...

...and about every five seconds you had someone passing through as they headed to the WC or the snack bar.

The game was against Sokil Kyiv and when the team from the capital city comes to town it is going to be a big game.  

There were a bunch of penalties and a fist fight broke out at one point...

...and one of the players from the visitors got ejected from the game for arguing with the referees after he was given a penalty.

From our seats and the metal bars in front of us it was difficult to get some good action shots of the players but the goalies were pretty easy to do. 

And this one was my favorite...keep your eye on that puck!

Kharkov took a 2-1 lead in the 2nd period and after Kyiv pulled their goalie in the final minutes the Dynamo were able to get another goal to win 3-1.

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