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Preliminary roster for preparation for the World Junior Championship

03.12.2019
The preliminary under 20 Russian national team roster for preparation for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship has been named.

The tournament will take place between December 26, 2019 and January 5, 2020, in Ostrava and Trinec in the Czech Republic.

28 players have been summoned to the training camp:

Goalkeepers: Yaroslav Askarov (SKA), Amir Miftakhov (Ak Bars), Daniil Isayev (Lokomotiv).

Defensemen: Danila Galenyuk (SKA), Mikhail Gordeyev (Sochi), Daniil Zhuravlyov (Ak Bars), Egor Zamula (Calgary Hitmen), Nikita Zorkin (SKA-Neva), Anton Malyshev (Buran), Daniil Misuyl (Lokomotiv), Daniil Pylenkov (Vityaz), Alexander Romanov (CSKA), Sergey Telegin (Yugra).

Forwards: Nikita Alexandrov (Charlottetown Islanders), Dmitriy Voronkov (Ak Bars), Maxim Groshev (Neftekhimik), Grigoriy Denisenko (Lokomotiv), Pavel Dorofeyev (Metallurg), Kirill Marchenko, Ivan Morozov, Vasiliy Podkolzin (all SKA), Egor Sokolov (Cape Breton Eagles), Nikita Rtischev, Maxim Sorkin (both CSKA), Lev Komissarov (Zvezda), Ilya Kruglov (Dynamo), Alexander Khovanov (Moncton Wildcats), Zakhar Shablovskiy (Spartak).

The team will begin training in Novogorsk on December 10. There will be training sessions both on and off the ice.

On December 19, the team will travel to Kravare, the Czech Republic, where the final stage of preparation will take place. Russia U20 will play in two friendly games on December 21 and 23 against Kazakhstan and Slovakia respectively, before the World Junior Championship begins on December 26 with a match with the Czech Republic.

2020 World Junior Championship group stage schedule for Russia:

December 26, Czech Republic - Russia, 17:00*
December 28, Russia - Canada, 21:00
December 29, USA - Russia, 21:00
December 31, Russia - Germany, 17:00

The quarter-finals will be played on January 2, before the semi-finals are held on January 4 and the third place playoff/final a day later.

*All start times are in accordance with Moscow time


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