President sends greetings to participants of Golden Puck Ice Hockey Tournament

    Dear friends,

    I cordially greet the participants of the final stage of the Golden Puck National Ice Hockey Youth Tournament.

    This is one of the most popular and impressive youth sport tournaments in Belarus. It has a rich history and big prospects. Many famous ice hockey players started their triumphant way from such tournaments.

    Today young sportsmen will play a leading role in this striking event. I hope that for many of you this tournament will open up the flood-gates of elite sport.

    The best personal qualities, namely determined character, will power, courage, and team spirit, show up in tough competition.

    You should always remember that the team unity is a guarantee of success.

    I wish you good luck, deserved victories, and spectacular matches.

    Let the strongest win!

    Aleksandr Lukashenko