Polish hockey, in terms of marketing and media, has long been covered with a thick layer of dust. Nothing unusual. It has just been 30 years since our side’s last appearance at the Olympics, 20 years from the last matches of “White and Red” in the Elite World Championships, that is the tournament in which you played in the World Cup, you did not get promoted to higher divisions. It has also been 16 years since the last appearance of the Pole – Mariusz Czerkawski – in the best league in the world – NHL. The greatest dreams for our chosen ones are the performances in the Czech Republic, which is only the third European league, which is probably not in the top 10 in the world.
Recently, there was an unexpected pledge about the Polish Hockey League. But not for her sports level.
– It’s high time to liquidate this Ruthenian-Polish league! – appealed to the general Roman Polko.
These words echoed widely. Not only in the hockey community.
although I am a journalist in love with hockey, I regretted that I was right.
Hockey clubs lacking empathy, where there are still a lot of Russians on the pot, One in no way to react to the slaughter, Russian auction in Ukraine, Proceedings at the zenith level!
Except for Energa Toruń The PHL club did not persuade the Russians to even rule out a brutal war against a God of spirit in a guilty country.
“Order fish only on ice when we say we say that has access to Commission control, next to friends and next to collecting, with one collection that also has control” – said the Russians Dmitry Kozlov, Yegor Rozkov, Danił Kuraszow, Alexander Rodionov, Yegor Shkodenko, Mikhail Shabanov, Robert Korczocha, as well as Belarusians Alexander Szkrabov and Nikolai Syty, who performed in Toruń. Only this and so much.
The Polish community in Bytom was also exemplary. Almost immediately she sent home five Russians who did not want to simplify.
The other clubs pretended there was no war. Comarch Cracovia makes 12 Russians happy, its owner, Janusz Filipiak, said that he was representing Cracovia, not Russia.
Beaten in the final Re-Plast The Belarusian Union has a Belarusian. GKS Tychy passes five Russians, and JKH GKS Jastrzębie-Zdrój – one and one Belarusian.
There was no reflection even when TVP Kraków resigned from broadcasting the matches of the game phases, due to the lack of reaction to the war between the Union and Cracovia.
None of the newcomers from the east with the aforementioned clubs have any work, and today they are used for the investigation. Ukrainians, no one in Belarus and a Belarusian who earns a living in the free world can afford to remain silent. And a fairy tale in the style of “let’s not mix sports with politics”. Let the followers of this slogan repeat it and look into the eyes of Ukrainian sportsmen who are dying to defend their country. Their only fault is that they live there – as Kazik Staszewski sing in the song “Łysy goes to Moscow”.
At the end of the sentence Marta Zawadzka – head of the Polish Hockey League, vice-president of PZHL, which is the board of the IIHF world hockey.
On February 28, the IIHF ruled out Russia and Belarus from this year’s elite World Championships. Putin must have hurt more than some sanctions.