The 2020 Hockey Heroes ceremony will take place

On December 16, the third Hockey Heroes ceremony will take place, an event which was founded by the Russian Ice Hockey Federation and Liga Stavok, the official partner of the senior Russian national team.

The prize winners are traditionally the players who demonstrated the best performance level in the national team's matches over the past season, as well as representatives of the national team's management and staff. The ceremony was first held in 2018.

The event will be staged in an online format as a consequence of the current global pandemic. It will be held as the national team prepare to participate in the Channel One Cup, a tournament which forms the second stage of the 2020/2021 Euro Hockey Tour.

The winners of the Heroes of Hockey award will be announced in ten nominations: Top Scorer, Top Goalscorer, Best Goalkeeper, Debut in the National Team, Most Valuable Player (determined by an open vote of fans on VKontakte), Best Rookie (determined by the media),My Home is Russia (awarded to a player who returned to Russia after playing abroad, caught the eye and showed a high-quality level of play, determined by the media), Invisible Hero (representative of the national team's management group) Bet on the Season (winner chosen by Liga Stavok) and for his Contribution to the Development of Ice Hockey.

A press-conference with representatives of the national team's management group and squad will subsequently be organised after the ceremony reaches its completion.

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