For the 7th time in 21 Euro Hockey Tour seasons, Russia have won the tournament. After nine matches, our players have 24 points compared to second place the Czech Republic's 12. Finland and Sweden both boast nine.
In 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2017, Russia have won the Swedish Hockey Games. This year, it was the first time when our team won all of their games in regulation time.
So far this season, Russia have been better than their opponents in eight out of nine games. Every single one of those victories has been earned without overtime or penalty shots.
At 19 years, 11 months and 21 days old, goalkeeper Ilya Samsonov made his senior Russian national team debut. The record for being Russia's youngest Euro Hockey Tour netminder belongs to Ilya Sorokin, who made his first appearance at 19 years, 3 months and 5 days in 2014. Ily Bryzgalov, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Semyon Varlamov also made their Euro Hockey Tour debuts when only 19 years of age.
Maxim Karpov and Maxim Shalunov both played in their 15th Russian national team match.
Fellow forward Nikolai Prokhorkin made his 20th Euro Hockey Tour appearance. At this moment in time, he boasts three points (2+1).
Out of 10 Euro Hockey Tour games, Sergei Shumakov has six points (2+4).
Russian Ice Hockey Federation