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- Year of start: 2013
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|25 Jun 2018 |||Ivan Khonchev (D)||Narmanspor Kulübü||TarU Tarvasjoki|
- Galkan is the first hockey champion of Turkmenistan (26 Feb 2014)
Sixth title for Galkan in Turkmenistan
Galkan Ashgabat, coached by national team coach Bayram Allayarov, won the sixth consecutive title of Turkmenistan League, ending the season with a perfect record in the league, finishing ahead of HC Shir, Vatanchi, Oguzhan and Nesil. Galkan players, almost all also member of national team, dominated also the individual awards. Kerimli Charyev was recognized as the best goalkeeper, Amangeldi Aganiyazov as the best defender, and Dovlet Soyunov became the best striker and the top scorer. Galkan won also Cup of the President of Turkmenistan by beating 9-6 Vatanchi in the final(27 May 2019)
Turkmenistan approved as IIHF associate member
The IIHF Congress admitted Turkmenistan as associate member, the 74th country to enter in the hockey family, the third Central Asia country after Kazakhstan (1992) and Kyrgyzstan (2011).
Turkmenistan has currently three rinks including the 10.000 seats Winter Sports Palace in Ashgabat and launched the first domestic league last season, won by Galkan. The 2014-15 edition is underway