Moscow, March 7, Interfax - Captain of the Russian ice hockey team, born in the Urals, Pavel Datsyuk visited the Sredneuralsky Monastery of the "Grower of Crops" Icon of the Mother of God to thank God for victory in the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, the Yekaterinburg Diocese reported.
The Olympic gold medal was demonstrated after the Divine service to all parishioners and nuns, who congratulated Datsyuk. The photo from the memorable event was posted in Instagram with the comment "Triumph of Russian hockey and Triumph of Orthodoxy on one day" and was viewed thousands times during the day.
The diocesan officials reminded that Olympic gold of PyeongChang was very special for 39-year-old Datsyuk. The title of Olympic champion together with victory at the Stanley Cup, world championship, Gagarin Cup allowed Datsyuk to join the "Triple Gold Club" as a player who has won all chief trophies of world hockey.