A Russain hockey team, Izhstal Izhevsk has handed their goalkeeper Saveli Kononov, an AK-47 after inspiring them to a 3-2 victory against rivals Chelmet, MySportDab reports.
The shot-stopper was awarded the assault rifle by the captain having been voted as player of the match by his teammates.
This is the latest in a series of bizarre awards handed out by hockey teams, with many NHL sides making it a custom.
The 23-year-old player made 36 professional saves and conceded just two goals during the encounter. The club official brought the riffle as a reward for him.
The weapon was then handed to the Captain of the team who subsequently presented it to the goalkeeper.