Russia U18 have arrived in Canada

Ahead of the 2019 World Hockey Challenge, which will take place between the 8th and 15th of December, the under 18 Russian national team have travelled to Canada.

19 players representing Russian clubs made the trip:

Goalkeepers: Yegor Guskov (Loko), Maxim Motorygin (Dynamo Moscow), Bogdan Nefedov (Sibirskie Snaypery).

Defensemen: Artyom Grushnikov (Krasnaya Armiya), Alexei Egorov (Spartak Moscow), Filat Zotov (Russkie Vityazi), Kirill Kirsanov (SKA-1946), Shakir Mukhamadullin (Tolpar Ufa).

Forwards: Nikita Buruyanov, Ignat Kokhanin (both Dynamo Saint Petersburg), Ivan Didkovsky, Dmitry Zlodeev (both Dynamo Moscow), Dmitry Zugan (Krasnaya Armiya), Nikita Kiryanov (Loko), Alexander Pashin (Tolpar Ufa), Ilya Rychkov, Marat Khusnutdinov (both SKA-1946), Pavel Tyutnev, Eremey Shumulin (both Loko).

These following players from North American leagues will join the team in Canada:

Defensemen: Yan Kuznetsov (Connecticut University, NCAA), Kirill Steklov (London Knights, OHL), Daniil Chayka (Guelph Storm, OHL).

Forwards: Daniil Gushchin (Muskegon Lumberjacks, USHL), Vasily Ponomarev (Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL).

The first game of the competition for Russia will take place at 01:00 Moscow time on December 8 against Canada East.

Each participating nation will play four games in the group stage before the knockout rounds begin.

Group schedule for Russia U18:

December 8, Russia U18 - Canada Vostok, 01:00*
December 9, Russia U18 - Czech Republic U18, 01:00
December 12, Canada West - Russia U18, 06:00
December 14, USA U18 - Russia U18, 01:00

*All start times are in accordance with Moscow time

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