March 20, 2015, Novosibirsk. On March 19 the hockey club «Siberia», JSC «Siberian Anthracite» is one of its founders, won last year’s champion — Magnitogorsk «Metallurg», with the score 3: 1 this way «Siberia» completed the series of the games with the score 4: 1. Thanks to this result HC «Siberia» has reached the KHL semifinal playoff for the first time in its history.
«Metallurg» was the second opponent of «Siberia». In the first round of the playoffs Novosibirsk club was stronger, than the HC«Tractor» from Chelyabinsk. The next opponent will be «Ak Bars», the team from Kazan.
JSC «Siberian Anthracite» has been one of the founders of the Non-Commercial Partnership «Novosibirsk Sibir Professional Hockey Club» along with the Government of the Novosibirsk region since 2008. The company believes Its main task as a founder is to ensure sustainable long-term prospects for improving the quality of team play.
We congratulate Novosibirsk players and wish them further success in the fight for the title.
About Siberian Anthracite:
Siberian Anthracite is one of the leading miners of Ultra High Grade (UHG) anthracite. Anthracite is extracted across Gorlovsky coal basin deposits in Novosibirsk Region by open-cast mining. At the end of the year 2006, the Company launched the investment program on formation of a mining and processing complex of 9.5 mln tons per year — a global leader in UHG anthracite production. The production capacities are expected to be increased in three stages by means of consistent implementation of three separate projects. Currently, we implement the third project which is expected to increase the production capacity up to 9.5 mln tons of anthracite annually. Since the program start, production, concentrating and transport facilities have been modernized and newly constructed; the mining engineering and equipment fleet has been materially renewed and expanded; and 1,200 jobs have been created.
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