Февраль 16, 2017
Not long ago, the 2017 Winter Universiade finished in Kazakhstan, a tourmanent which our male and female student national teams won. This is the second time in a row when both of our teams have won gold, as in 2015 in Spain, we also celebrated two huge achievements.
The Swedish Hockey Games were among the biggest events in the European ice hockey calendar. For this tournament, our coaches picked a squad with the average age of 23. The players won all three of their matches. In doing show, and by showing brilliant committment, Russia have already become the Euro Hockey Tour winners.
Speaking of the Euro Hockey Tour, it's important to mention how our system is working. Back in January, three players of this current senior national team roster competed at the 2017 World Junior Championship. The goalkeeper made his debut and won, the defenseman became the best player for his position and the forward gained four points. All three have a lot of work of them to become stars, but they are already helping the national team.
The season is gaining ground. In the middle of March, the women's national team will prepare for their World Championship in the USA, while later on in April, the men's under 18 team will play at the World Championship in Slovakia.
Russian Ice Hockey Federation President