The Ice Hockey Federation of Turkmenistan received an invitation from the organizers for the national team to participate in the XXX Winter Universiade, which will be held from 21 to 31 January 2021 in Lucerne (Switzerland). In preparation for this important sporting event, the Turkmen hockey coaches began to form the national team, which was recently facilitated by completed the national championship.
J. Hudayberdiyev, head of the Hockey Federation of Turkmenistan, noted that our ice hockey team will be opposed by selected rivals from Europe and North America, so our hockey players will have to give their best in order to protect the honor of the homeland. Our guys have a decent experience in hockey games at the world level: the victory in the second division at the WinterAsiada2017 in Sapporo (Japan), "bronze" in the third group at the World Cup 2019 in Sofia (Bulgaria).
Hockey players from Galkan, Shira, Oguzkhan and Nesil formed the preliminary roster of the national team. The final roster will be staffed in the fall of 2020.
Sources: msy.gov.tm and Neutral Turkmenistan