ISD Corporation with the direct participation of Mr Taruta sincerely roots for the sucess of Ukrainian hockey, supporting Sokol team for a long time.
Sokol, a Ukrainian professional hockey club from Kyiv was founded in 1963. Nowadays it’s the most highly awarded club of the country.
The team has won 11 golden medals in national competitions, two medals of Eastern European hockey League and the Cup of Ukraine which was held only once. One of the club’s biggest achievements is the third place in 1984/85 season of USSR Championship.
The club’s colours are blue, white and light blue.
The hockey league is the highest League of the Championship of Russia in ice hockey.
The head coach is Alexander Seukand.
In 2007/2008 season Sokol made a debut in the highest league of the Championship of Russia («West» zone), where it finished at an honorable fifth place in a regular championship and participated in the first round of play-off (quaterfinals).
In 2008/09 season the leading team gained 152 scores in 66 matches of the open championship of Russia. It’s an unprecedented case in the 45 year history of Sokol which had never received more than 150 scores. It was a club record!
Sokol hockey players communicate with their fans and even play football with them in the off-season time. Sokol has plans to build a modern ice hockey stadium and a training ground. One of the club’s goals is to improve the work of children’s school to reach European heights.
- A bronze medal winner of USSR championship (1985).
- The Champion of Eastern European Hockey League (1998, 1999).
- A Bronze medal winner of Eastern European Hockey League (1997, 2000).
- A Bronze medal winner of Eastern European Hockey League (2001, 2003).
- The Cup winner of Eastern European Hockey League (1998, 1999).
- The Champion of Ukraine (1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009).
- The Cup of Ukraine holder (2007).
- The highest achievements are 1/8 of the final (2008) in the highest league of Russia championship and the 4th place (2005) in Belarus championship.
The highest achievements in European cup tournaments are:
- Reaching the semi-final of group tournaments of the European Champions’ Cup (1993, 1995 and 1996);
- Participation in the third (semi-final) round of the Continental Cup (2002/03 season, 2004/05 and 2006/07 seasons).
Sokol’s best award winners are: Alexey Zhitnik (the winner of 1992 Olympic Games), Valeriy Shiryaev (1989 world champion), Dmytro Khristich and Mikhail Tatarinov (both are 1990 world champions).