The President of Federation of hockey of Russia (FHR) Vladislav Tretyak said that winning the Russian Junior team (players under 18) Cup Glinka/Gretzky was a significant and historic for the country.
The Junior team of Russia on August 10 in the Cup final Glinka/Gretzky, which took place in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, beat their peers from team Canada with the score 3:2.
“The most important competition started already in the summer. In one of them our team won a very important, one might even say historic victory. Very pleased to note the success of Junior national team of Russia to 18 years who returned us the title of Champions of the memorial Glinka/Gretzky. It has been almost a quarter of a century since then, as our team won this prestigious trophy”, – quotes the words of Tretiak of the Russian hockey Federation website.
“The tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, is considered the unofficial world championship, traditionally brings together the strongest and most promising players in the world according to their year of birth. And so important from the point of view of the development of young players tournament, the Russian team showed an excellent result, great team play, exemplary relationship between coaches, players and staff team. For us the success of young hockey players have a special meaning, in them we see good prospects for the generation change and a new hope of Russian hockey,” he added.