MOSCOW, December 3. /TASS/. The strongest Russian players of the Continental hockey League (KHL) is due to national team structure on matches of the Cup of the First channel, the coaching staff traditionally gathers the best on the home stage of the Eurotour. This opinion TASS expressed by the Vice-President for development of the KHL, the President of the hockey Federation of Moscow region Valery Kamensky.
The squad for the Cup of the First channel includes only nine players from the application to the previous stage. In particular, compared to the Karjala Cup the team caused the top scorers in the KHL, Vadim Shipachev (“Dynamo”, Moscow) and Kirill Whims (CSKA Moskva).
On this temocapril and Shipachev became part of the national team of Russia on hockey Cup of the First channel
“The December tournament has always been regarded as one of the main stages of preparation for the world Cup,’ said Kamensky. – Usually the Russian team invited all the key players playing in the NHL, and the coaching staff have the opportunity to watch all in the game, and draw some conclusions for the future. The task of the Russian team always win. This applies to absolutely any tournament, and the home stage of Euro tour – especially.”
The third round of the Cup of the First channel between the national teams of Russia and Finland will be held in the football stadium “Gazprom-arena” in St. Petersburg.
“Undoubtedly, the match between the national teams of Russia and Finland will become a decoration of the tournament: the game with the audience of 60-70 thousand spectators remained in memory for a long time. Outdoors I played a lot in my childhood, during my speech in the National hockey League (NHL), such matches were held. But once I played in front of such an impressive audience in a friendly match for the veterans, “Colorado” against veterans “Detroit”, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of our victory in the Stanley Cup: baseball stadium was filled to capacity, seventy thousand spectators, probably, was, it was a fantastic spectacle. I am sure that the upcoming match, though not the first time Russia hosts in Saint Petersburg in a large stadium, will have all the spectators in the memory forever,” – said the Olympic champion.
First channel Cup will be held from 12 to 15 December. The national team of Russia on 12 December, will meet with team Sweden, 14 December, Czechs, 15 Dec – with the Finns.