Traktor honours the memory of Valery Belousov
The director of Traktor Ice Hockey Club, Boris Vidgof, lays flowers to the commemorative plaque of a famous player and Traktor`s coach who passed away four years ago.
"Valery is a true legend of Chelyabinsk hockey. Many people, including me, remember that he was a brilliant player of the Traktor team. He scored beautiful goals, he was fast, lightning fast. He used to be a true leader of Traktor. Of course, then he became a coach, and now we know and remember about his success with Traktor, Avangard and Metallurg. All Traktor`s big wins are connected with his name. That`s why I strongly believe that it was a good decision to name the ice arena after him. Valery is a true legend, he did everything for Traktor to have the fame it has today. He stays forever in the hearts of the citizens! I would like to thank everyone who came here today. Support Traktor. We are one team!", says Boris Vidgof.
These days Traktor Ice Arena hosts children`s international tournament, Skoda Cup 2019. The teams of Traktor, Salavat Yulayev, Ak Bars and Sibir joined the event and laid flowers to the plaque.
Valery Belousov`s coaching career in Traktor organization:
1987—1990 — Traktor (Chelyabinsk) — assistant coach;
1990—1995 — Traktor (Chelyabinsk) — head coach;
2010—2014 — Traktor (Chelyabinsk) — head coach.