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The RIHF can reveal that an U25 Young Stars Team has been created

02.08.2022
The Russian Ice Hockey Federation can reveal that an under 25 Russian national team has been created.

The team of young stars will consist of players no older than 25 years of age who are playing in Russia. The project has been put together with the target of increasing the popularity of ice hockey in the country and attracting more attention for Russian national teams.

Across different generations and eras, Russia's leading ice hockey players have achieved their maiden successes at this age.

This season, the team will participate at the Liga Stavok Sochi Hockey Open, the Channel One Cup and in friendly matches against KHL clubs across the country next May.

These following players have been called up to the team for the upcoming 2022 Liga Stavok Sochi Hockey Open:

Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Peksa (Ak Bars), Sergei Ivanov (SKA), Ilya Nabokov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk).

Defensemen: Stepan Anisimov, Grigory Gryaznov, Kirill Kirsanov, Arseniy Koromyslov, Ivan Remezovsky (all SKA), Yaroslav Busygin (Vityaz), Arseniy Varlakov (Yugra), Vladimir Grudinin, Artyom Duda (both CSKA), Bogdan Krokhalyov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), Nikita Novikov (Dynamo Moscow).

Forwards: Dmitry Buchelnikov, Maxim Groshev, Matvei Kabush, Daniil Lazutin, Matvei Michkov, Alexei Ozhgikhin, Kirill Tankov (all SKA), Alexander Volkov, Alexander Perevalov (both Lokomotiv), Dmitry Katelevsky (Ak Bars), Viktor Neuchev (Avtomobilist), Prokhor Poltapov (CSKA), Danila Yurov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk).

Coaching staff for the competition:

Head coach: Vladimir Filatov.

Attacking coach: Konstantin Gorovikov.

Defensive coach: Anton Kadeikin.

Goalkeeping coach: Andrei Komissarov.

Physical conditioning coach: Alexander Kofanov.

Sporting director: Daniil Kupriyanov.

Russia U25 schedule for the 2022 Liga Stavok Sochi Hockey Open:

August 3

Russia U25 - Avangard, 12:00*

August 4

Russia U25 - Dinamo Minsk, 12:00

August 6

Russia U25 - Admiral, 12:00

August 7

Sochi - Russia U25, 15:45

August 9

SKA - Russia U25, 19:30

*All times in accordance with Moscow time

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