Vladimir Putin scores eight goals in exhibition hockey game
Russian President Vladimir Putin scored eight goals in an exhibition hockey game with several ex-NHL players on Saturday in Sochi, Russia.
Putin, 62, scored the majority of his goals on assists from former NHL players Pavel Bure and Valeri Kamensky, according to the Associated Press. Putin's team won the game 18-6.
Both Bure and Kamenski are originally from Russia.
Russia's defense minister also tallied three goals.
Putin, who only started playing hockey recently, has frequently displayed his athletic prowess during his tenure as Russian leader. He is known to enjoy horseback riding, fishing, swimming and judo, among a host of other sports.
Perhaps the Russian government should have competed in the 2014 Sochi Olympics rather than Russia's hockey team, which lost to the United States before falling 3-1 to underdog Finland in the quarterfinals.
- Stanley Kay