Russia U17 train in Novogorsk

On January 29, the under 17 Russian national team held a training session, with the Five Nations competition in Ufa soon approaching.

The team will fly to Ufa on February 4, before the tournament begins a day later with a match against Sweden at 17:00 Moscow time.

Games will be played at the Ufa Arena.

Russia U17 defenseman Vasily Shumilov:

- I will cope with the nerves before the tournament begins. To play at home in Ufa and defend my country's flag is a huge honour. I have to deal with the tension and show my best ice hockey.

Russia U17 forward Alexander Figurin:

- There is a great atmosphere within the team. Our training sessions are difficult, we're preparing for a serious competition. We can feel the large amount of responsibility. In Kazan, we lost to the USA, so we want to earn revenge in Ufa.

Here is the Five Nations schedule:

February 5

15:00 Finland - Czech Republic
19:00 Russia - Sweden

February 6

15:00 USA - Sweden
19:00 Russia - Czech Republic

February 7

15:00 Czech Republic - Sweden
19:00 USA - Finland

February 8

15:00 USA - Czech Republic
19:00 Russia - Finland

February 9

15:00 Sweden - Finland
19:00 Russia - USA

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