No news about start of new Kazakhstan league but some good news from there.
- Termitau municipality becomes owner of Ice Arena, previously owned by the Ministry of Defense and re-opened it after some repairs to refrigeration equipment. Arena was closed some years ago. Karaganda teams will carry juniors team trainings there, and probably in near future a new team could be estabilished (CSKA Termitau was disbanded years ago)
- Askar Mamin is the new president of Hockey Federation and his first statements are: I promise to raise the sport that had a very good tradition, but to go further need to look at the heart of the problem. There is a need to revive the system of youth sports schools, as well as focus on preparing children's coaches. We should consider to increase coaches' salaries and funding for youth schools. And there may be a useful mechanism for public-private partnership.— Hockey has not become widespread in sports today, has been dramatically reduced the number of children involved in hockey. But recently the popularity of hockey don't know borders. Only solving the problem of junior sport schools, we can firmly say that Kazakhstan's hockey has a future.