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Fasel: the match between Russia and Canada showed that the hockey tournament at the Olympics will be interesting

The President of the International ice hockey Federation Rene Fasel

© Vladimir Gerdo/TASS

MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. The match between Russia and Canada on the First channel Cup has shown that the hockey tournament at the Olympics 2018 will be interesting. Such opinion to journalists was expressed by the President of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel.

On Saturday, the Russian team won the canadian team with the score 2:0.

“Was a very interesting game,’ said Fazel. The first two periods was very interesting, in the third the Russians were able to throw. The Canadians were a bit tired from yesterday, they had a late match against the Czechs. I wonder what will happen at the Olympics, we are expecting a very interesting tournament.”

Also the head of the IIHF expressed an opinion about the performance of the tournament against South Korea, which lost all three matches . “The South Korean team is very well prepared, they will have a very interesting team at the Games. The IIHF working hard to develop hockey in Asia. I think that after the Olympics the South Koreans can turn out a strong team,” – said Fasel.

Russian hockey players will perform at the Olympics in group B with the teams of USA, Slovenia and Slovakia. The Canadians will play in group A with the teams of the Czech Republic, Switzerland and South Korea. The Olympic games will be held in South Korean Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February 2018.

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