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Passing on the puck

U18 Women’s Worlds logo includes matryoshka

Published 02.11.2017 14:15 GMT+4 | Author Martin Merk
Passing on the puck
The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Russia will be played with a unique logo.
The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Dmitrov (Moscow Region) will be played with a unique logo that has both a Russian and female touch.

The logo includes a matryoshka, the famous Russian nestling doll, in hockey gear. The matryoshka doll, which traditionally has other dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another, in one of the most recognizable symbols of the country and symbolizes the passing to a new generation, which makes is a good fit when the best female junior players compete for gold from 6 to 13 January 2018.

The tournament’s corporate design visible for example on posters and tickets will include a background with artistically adapted floral ornaments that represent the traditions of Russian folk art.

The four top-seeded teams – defending champion USA, Canada, Russia and Sweden – will play in the “upper” Group A. In Group B Finland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany play for two spots to join the other four teams in the playoff round.

Dmitrov is a city of 67,000 inhabitants in the Moscow Region about 80 kilometres north from downtown Moscow and 54 kilometres away from Moscow’s busiest airport Sheremetyevo. The city is one of the centres of women’s hockey in the country. The local club Tornado Moscow Region won four European Women’s Champions Cups and nine national championships. Earlier this year it won its third consecutive title at the Sport Complex Dmitrov that includes two ice sheets.

 

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