25 January 2012, 20:36

Russian hockey heroes in Canada asked to play in Sochi

Russian hockey heroes in Canada asked to play in Sochi

Russia is to ask Russian ice hockey stars contracted by clubs in Canada to join the Russian national team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Russia is to ask Russian ice hockey stars contracted by clubs in Canada to join the Russian national team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

According to President of Russia’s Amateur Ice Hockey League Alexander Yakushev, Prime Minister Putin is to discuss the matter with senior officials of Canada’s National Hockey League at a scheduled meeting with them in Moscow.

Mr Yakushev says that Mr Putin is also seeking help from Russian and Canadian veterans of ice hockey in persuading star players to play for Russia.

(TASS)

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