Goalkeeper Gets an AK-47 for his Man of the Match Performance


Russian hockey goalkeeper, Saveli Kononov, was given an AK-47 assault rifle after helping his side, Izhstal Izhevsk to a 3-2 win over rivals Chelmet.

The goalie was awarded the assault rifle by team captain after he was chosen as man of the match by team mates.

23-year-old Kononov saved 36 shots during the game and conceded two goals to help his team come out victorious.

At the end of the match, the club officials handed the rifle over to the captain, who passed it on to Kononov.

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