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Russian national team on hockey has named the squad for the first match of the world Cup against team Norway. This was reported on the website of the Federation of hockey of Russia.
The list includes two goalkeepers: Andrey Vasilevsky and Alexander Georgiev. Five were distributed as follows:
1) Mikhail Sergachev — Nikita Nesterov, Mikhail Grigorenko — Evgeni Malkin — Evgeny Dadonov;
2) Dmitry Orlov — Nikita Zaitsev, Alexander Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Cyril Whims;
3) Dinar Hafizullah — Vladislav Gavrikov, Nikita Gusev — Artem Anisimov Nikita Kucherov;
4) Ilya Kovalchuk, Sergei Andronov Sergei Plotnikov, Alexander Barabanov.
The meeting will be held on may 10, scheduled to start at 17:15 Moscow time.
In the group stage of the world championship team Russia will play six games. Rivals team will be national teams of Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, Austria and Italy. The composition of the championship was announced on 8 may.
The tournament will be held from 10 to 26 may in Bratislava and košice.
Video, photo All from Russia.