Russia U18 forward Alexander Zhabreev: "I started playing ice hockey when I was four"


Russia U18 forward Alexander Zhabreev:

- I started playing ice hockey in my local yard when I lived in Chelyabinsk. My father took me to an ice hockey school when I was four, and I liked it straight away. Later on, I began playing for the Belie Medvedi school. I was about seven then. The coaches immediately made me a forward, but I was on the wing. Eventually, I started playing in the centre.

- Have you kept any game pucks?

- Yes, I kept the puck with which I scored my first goal in the MHL. It was last year against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

- In 2014, I was invited to join Dynamo Saint Petersburg's ice hockey school. I don't regret my decision to move to Saint Petersburg at all, I am playing for Dynamo's youth team in the MHL.

- If you weren't an ice hockey player, what would you do for a living?

- I can't imagine not playing the sport, I started out in ice hockey when I was four. 

- How often do you have the opportunity to be at home in Chelyabinsk?

- I go there for a few days for the New Year period, and I spend time there during the summer. This year, I went there for ten days in order to complete my school EGE exams. I have submitted documents to study at the Lesgaft University in Saint Petersburg. 

- Your hobbies when you have free time?

- I watch television and videos on YouTube. I like fantasy and war films too.

- When you're feeling down, what helps you lift your mood?

- Music. I put my earphones in and listen. I have a lot of southern, African songs. I don't like rock music.

- Describe your ideal holiday.

- A perfect holiday would be with my family. I have a sister aged three, and she always hits me when we are together!

- What's your character?

- I'm not very talkative, I am a quiet person.

- In ice hockey, what personal qualities have you picked up?

- Probably, I have become more clever. Ice hockey has given me a life path.

- In your opinion, have you achieved a lot in life?

- No, I don't think so. However, an important year is approaching. This season, the World U18 Championship will take place in Chelyabinsk. I really want to make the Russian roster.

Russian Ice Hockey Federation 

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