Alex Ovechkin's 2011 season exit interview with Mike Vogel
And here is a great translation job by our friend TuvanHillBilly from Japer's Rink:
If you thought Alex Ovechkin's offseason consisted solely of a whirlwind of hookahs and beer, you'd be mistaken. Alex has also been playing the role of dutiful role-model in helping out youth hockey programs at his old alma-mater, Dynamo Moscow, as we see in this interview with Pavel Lysenkov in today's issue of Sovetsky Sport.Read more...
On Saturday, Russian National Team forward Alexander Ovechkin participated in a charity event where he played the role of ambassador for the Gillette company, presenting a check from the company for one million rubles to Dynamo's youth hockey program.
Фото Gillette via http://www.dynamo.ru
More from our great field reporter Emily B:
June 14, 2011 13:56
The Mordovia hockey players congratulated Saransk, the capital of Mordovia Republic, with 370-th anniversary. On that anniversary of the capital of Mordovia they played a friendly game between Saransk juniors and the hockey veterans of Mordovia. The meeting marked the end ofthe hockey season.
The friendly game was coincided with the solemn event. A native of the republic Alexander Ovechkin gave to Mordovian hockey juniors 22 sets of hockey uniforms, as well as congratulated the residents of Saransk with the Day of the city in a video message.
For those who don't know, Ovechkin's Mom is Russian of Erzya Mordvin descent.
The Mordvins are divided into two ethnic subgroups and three further subgroups,
The Erzya people or Erzyans, (Erzya: Эрзят/Erzyat), speakers of the Erzya language. Less than half of the Erzyans live in the autonomous republic of Mordovia, Russian Federation, Sura River and Volga River. The rest are scattered over the Russian oblasts of Samara, Penza, Orenburg, as well as Tatarstan, Chuvashia, Bashkortostan, Siberia, Far East, Armenia and USA.