Russian president Vladimir Putin played amateur hockey Saturday night in Sochi. Putin managed to score six goals and led his team to a 21-4 victory in an exhibition game. The opposing team didn’t put up much of a defense, because they know what’s good for them.
Add this to Putin's long and incomprehensible list of sports-related accolades including judo, fly-fishing, bear-wrestling, deep sea diving, semi-buff horseback riding, and Crimea-swiping.
The game was part a hockey festival for the Night Hockey League, an amateur league that allows Russian hockey players who work during the day an opportunity to place some night hockey.