FHR does not welcome the refusal of awards from hockey players of the Russian U18 national team after a loss

FHR does not welcome the refusal of awards from hockey players of the Russian U18 national team after a loss


The Russian Hockey Federation said that it does not welcome the refusal of the Russian U18 team to receive awards following the results of the lost match with the Belarusian U20 team with a score of 5:6 in the final of the Future Cup, reports TASS.

The FHR stated that they are studying all the circumstances that led to “a misunderstanding related to the decision of the junior hockey team players to leave team and individual prizes on the ice.” The organization emphasized that the Russian athletes complied with all other procedures of the post-match ceremony, including the post-match handshake and listening to the Belarusian anthem.

The Belarus U20 national team and the Russian U18 national team met in the final of the Future Cup on February 10. The match took place in Minsk. Edition "Championship" notes that in overtime, Russian goalkeeper Petr Andreyanov asked the judges for a video review due to possible interference, but the referee refused. The dissatisfaction of Russian athletes was also caused by the fact that the referees did not record a tripping of one of the Russian national team hockey players. After the end of the match, Pyotr Andreyanov and two other players, including captain Egor Surin, refused their awards, leaving them on the ice.

On February 11, Belarusian senator and former chairman of the Belarusian Hockey Federation Dmitry Baskov stated, that the behavior of Russian players who refused awards after the Future Cup final in Minsk was unacceptable. According to Mr. Baskov, “losing with dignity is an entire art,” which Russian hockey players have not yet mastered.

Erdni Kagaltynov



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