Petrenko Sergey is a famous Russian hockey player. He won at the Olympics and the World Cup, winning the title of Soviet Union and Russia.
Starting a career in sports
Petrenko Sergey Anatolevich was born in September 1968 in one of Ukraine’s largest cities – Kharkiv. First skills in playing ice hockey were here in the section at Physical Education School.
In 1985, 17-year-old Petrenko came to the local “Dynamo”, abbreviated in the Soviet Union first-class championship. In the first season the young left winger played for the club 44 bouts with a very good performance for his age – 8 goals and 14 assists.
On Petrenko noticed the Moscow coach “Dynamo”, and as a result, in 1987 he moved to the Soviet capital. In his first season for new club Petrenko Sergey tried to justify the coach’s confidence. In the drawing of the Soviet Union champion he played in 31 matches that scored 7 (5 + 2) points.
The next season started very well for the capital team. He won the Berlin Cup, and later – the Soviet champion. Petrenko went to the ice in 23 matches and scored 4 goals and was the author of 6 assists.
In the sequel, and then in the Soviet Union’s final title (1991), “Dinamo” twice became the owner of the gold medal of the competition. Besides, the team which won the Cup of Tampere and Lugano.
It was in the 1990/91 season that Petrenko Sergey found herself at that time the best performance index – 27 (14 + 13) balls in 43 matches.
The following year, Moscow “Dynamo” was the first holder of the CIS championship title. His excellent game and good performance Petrenko has attracted the attention of not only the coaches but also the NHL scouts.
Career stage abroad
In 1993, Petrenko Sergey at the draft NHL entry was chosen by the team “Buffalo Sabers”. However, a career in the most prestigious hockey tournaments in North America, the Russian striker is not the best way to form. For his new club, he has only 14 fights, which scored four assists.
The end of this season and Petrenko came to spend in AHL, playing for “Rochester USA”. It included the 81st striker match, scored 28 goals and gave 31 assists.
At the end of the 1994/95 season Petrenko decided to return to Russia.