World Championship in ice hockey in 2014 will be held in the Belarusian capital.
The tournament will be held from 9 to 25 May.
The national team of Russia as a result of the draw got in group B. Its rivals in the preliminary stage will be Team USA, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Championship will be held in two arenas: "Chizhovka-Arena" and "Minsk-Arena". The Russian national team at the preliminary stage, will play in the second stage.
The championship will bring together 16 nationalteams: 13 from the Old World, 2 from North America and one from Asia. The national team of Kazakhstan and Italy have been at the championship of the first division, the rest of the team - from the top division. The same teams took part in the championship of 2012, in which the Russians have become champions.
Which players were in the Russian national team at the 2014 World Cup
The coaching staff of the Russian team led bynew coach Oleg Znarok already announced an expanded on the charges before the World Cup. It includes 36 players. Training camp will begin on April 6 that is, the team will have one month to "ointment" and training. Hockey squad will train at a base in Novogorske that in the suburbs.
Oleg Znarok included in the 8 players of Kazanclub "Ak Bars", 7 players SKA St. Petersburg and 5 players of the Moscow "Dynamo". By the way, the new coach twice brought "Dynamo" to win the Gagarin Cup.
Russian national hockey team at the 2014 World Cup: Goalkeepers
Protect the gates of the Russian team at the championshipMinsk will Emil Garipov Stanislav Galimov, Alexander Eremenko. Last played for "Dinamo", Garipov protects gates "Ak Bars" and Galimov -. "Atlanta"
Russian national hockey team 2014: defenders
In the role of the defenders in Minsk will perform MichaelGrigoriev ( "Torpedo"), Nikita Zaitsev and Denis Denisov (both CSKA Moscow), Eugene Ryasensky, Dmitri Kalinin and Maxim Chudinov (all SKA), Andrei Mironov and Gleb Korjagin (both "Dynamo"), Ilya Nikulin Evgeny Medvedev and Basil Tokranov (all the "Ak Bars"), Alexander Kutuzov ( "Siberia"), Roman Rukavishnikov ( "Atlas").
Russian national hockey team 2014: forwards
In the role of the forwards at the World Cup 2014 was VladimirGaluzin ( "Torpedo"), Michael Varnakov Alexander Burmistrov Alexander suites and Kirill Petrov (all the "Ak Bars"), Anton Glinkin ( "Tractor"), Ilya Zubov ( "Admiral"), Evgeny Dadonov ( "Donbass"), Sergei Shirokov and Sergey Kalinin (both "Vanguard"), Maxim Pestushko and Maxim Karpov (both "Dynamo"), Vadim Shipachev, Viktor Tikhonov, Artemy Panarin (all SKA), Enver Lisin and Nikolai Prokhorkin (both CSKA Moscow), Dmitry Kugryshev ( "Siberia"), Fedor Malihin ( "Motorist").
It should be noted that Oleg Znarok included inextended list and Ilya Kovalchuk. However, hockey player rushed to withdraw from the World Cup. His decision, he explained the injuries that have to operate. In addition, the list of missing players, who currently continue to fight for the Gagarin Cup. Znarok noted that every hockey player from the expanded list, there is a chance to go to Minsk and defend the honor of the team. It remains to wish good luck guys!