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Greenberg: the Cup of the First channel gave the team Sweden hockey food for thought

Head coach of the team Sweden hockey Rickard, Greenberg

© Artyom Korotayev/TASS

MOSCOW, December 17. /Offset. TASS Artem Kruk/. Players and coaching staff of the Swedish national team on hockey after the Cup of the First channel it is necessary to work on the bugs. About this TASS said the head coach Rikard, Grinberg.

In the final match of First channel Cup, the Swedes lost to the Czechs with the account 1:4. Earlier in the tournament the Swedish national team lost to the Russians (1:3) and beat the South Korean team (5:1).

“It was a very important tournament. We had the opportunity to play three good teams, and those matches gave us food for thought before the Olympic tournament, said the coach. – The current composition is close to that which will be performing at the Olympics . I’m going to visit the world youth championship to see in young players to participate in the Olympics.”

Two hockey players, which the coaching staff wanted to bring to the games of the First channel Cup, went to the location of the youth national team of Sweden to prepare for the world championship in Buffalo, which will be held from 26 December 2017-5 January 2018. He’s the top scorer of the Swedish hockey League Elias Pettersson and defender of the “Melody” Rasmus Dahlin, who played in the Karjala Cup. The head coach noted that the youth team will be taken not only for these players, and the chance to go to South Korea is everyone who is good will show itself.

The coach spoke about the team’s preparation for the Olympics. “We only have ten days to prepare for the Olympic tournament. We will play only one friendly match against Canada. A team of players from all over Europe and it is difficult to get together soon for training – there are players from the KHL Championships, Sweden and Switzerland,” said the coach.

The Olympic hockey tournament will be held from 14 to 25 February 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.

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