Ilya Kovalchuka: Mr Song / RIA Novosti
Striker Russia Ilya Kovalchuk visited the match between Russian and canadian hockey players in the Olympic tournament and was disappointed with the game counterparts. The words of two-time world champion reports “R-Sport”.
“The day before yesterday I first time watched women’s hockey. It was evident that Canadians ride faster. Then I was told that all of the strongest hockey players in Canada and the United States. To be honest, it’s not mine. Let the girls do not take offense, but women’s hockey is generally not. I understand they have to push you, but only in a particular direction somehow. All not as at people”, — said the hockey player.
11 February, the Russian hockey players lost to Canada with the score 0:5. Except Kovalchuk was at the game and other players of man’s Russian national team. Then on 13 February the Russians once again lost to the American team — also with the score 0:5.
The men’s hockey tournament starts on February 14. Team of Oleg Znarka will be national teams of the United States, Slovakia and Slovenia. The first match of the Russian hockey players will play against Slovakia on February 14.
Olympic games in Pyeongchang will last until February 25.
Video, photo All from Russia.