Russian bombs target much more than homes and land. They destroy lives or, worse still, take away dreams.
Hockey in Ukraine is a favorite sport, a beloved job, and a way of life for 7000 people. Most of them are children dreaming of saving their 2022/2023 training season.
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We are the Ukrainian Hockey Dream (UHD), an officially registered charity foundation by the Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine
For several years we were implementing a big development program for Ukrainian Hockey. More and more people were getting involved, new arenas were being built, new teams joined the tournament and new schools were opening up.
In just one day everything changed, crashing down with the sound of warning sirens.
But hockey can’t stop!
And we will continue our work, joining efforts to rescue the season and build a bright future for whole generation of players.
The director of the Foundation Georgii Zubko gave an online speech at the International Hockey Federation Congress with a call to unite to preserve hockey in Ukraine and to take a direct part in the implementation of the Ukrainian Hockey Dream Foundation`s programs.
NHLPA GOALS & DREAMS donates $100,000 worth of equipment, with support of IIHF, to Ukrainian youth.
NHL publicly supported the foundation and called for donations to preserve hockey in Ukraine.
$20,000 were collected by “Canadian Friends of Hockey in Ukraine” (CFHU) to support young Ukrainian hockey players. In Winnipeg (Canada), the CFHU held a charity golf tournament. The NHL legends Wayne and Dave Babych took part in it.
The Finnish Ice Hockey Association transferred € 142,815 to the fund's account. The funds were collected during the 2022 World Ice Hockey Championship in the Top Division. The Association transferred €5 to the fund's account from each ticket sold in April.
The NHLPA publicly supported the foundation and called to preserve the hockey dream of Ukrainian children. Also, NHLPA Goals & Dreams announced the second round of supporting the fund with hockey equipment.
Gord Miller becomes a Board Member of the Ukrainian Hockey Dream Foundation. Mr.Miller is a famous Canadian sportscaster. He will be the voice of the Foundation in Canada and North America.
Luc Tardif, IIHF President announced that IIHF will give a financial support to manage the training camp of 4 Ukrainian national teams before the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship.
NHLPA Goals& Dreams Fund donates 25 sets of equipment to the Ukrainian Hockey Dream Foundation.
The new hockey season started in the capital of Ukraine in October, and takes place in Kyiv, Kalush, and Kremenchuk. 6 teams have participated in the regular tournament, including a newly created one.
The CHL publicly supports the Foundation and encourages donations on their media resources.
Coach Nicholas Phelan and Sherwood Park SP303 team from Canada are selling helmet stickers to support restoring Youth Hockey in Ukraine.
Infront Sports has made its annual charity donation to the UHD Foundation. Infront is funding the operations of 7 youth hockey schools across Western and Central Ukraine.
For the first time in the history of the Independent Ukraine, the National University Team is set to travel to Canada and North America and play in 4 Exhibition Games with top Canadian University teams and to take part in the World University Games in Lake Placid, New York.
A Russian missile attack destroyed an ice arena in the town of Druzhkivka in Ukraine’s Donetsk region.
The Edmonton Oilers announced cooperation with the Ukrainian Hockey Dream Foundation.
The National University Team of Ukraine ends the tour with a 5:1 victory! The final game with the University of Manitoba Bisons was a stunning finale of an incredible hockey journey across Canada. The teams played with the support of more than 10,000 fans who came to get hockey adrenaline and to show their position to stand with Ukraine.