Hockey players of Russian national team failed to qualify in the finals of the youth world Cup
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MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. Hockey players of Russian national team lost to team USA with the score 0:6 in the semi-finals of the youth world championship (players up to 18 years), which takes place in the Czech přerov and zlín.
Goals scored grace Zumwinkel (4, 11 and 44-I minute), Taylor Screw (22), Katherine Skia (24) and Natalie Heising (38).
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The Russian team played without two leaders: team captain, defender Nina Pirogova and the best scorer Oksana Bratislava was disqualified by the decision of the Directorate of the tournament after he received a match penalty in the quarterfinals against the Czech woman (2:0). Thus Pirogov was removed for fighting with rival. After the game, the audience booed the Russian national anthem. The President of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel condemned the behavior of the fans, while noting that this reaction was triggered by a scuffle that occurred on the ice at the end of the meeting.
Before the Russians met with Americans in the group stage of the tournament, defeated with the score 1:6. The largest loss of youth Russian national team at the world Championships in the top division is the result of 0:8 in 2012. In that match abicycle the Russian team was also American.
The Russian team will play in the match for third place against team Sweden, who in the other semi-final lost to Canada with the account 2:6. The match for bronze will take place on 14 January in přerov.
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Youth world Championships among women’s teams held in 2008, in the finals played the teams of the United States (five titles) and Canada (four). The Russian team reached the semi-finals of the tournament for the fourth time in a row, but only in 2015 under the leadership of Alexander Uliankina only once managed to win bronze awards.
The team of Russia competes in the highest division of the tournament since 2012 after in 2011 won the home contest in the first division in 2012 and 2013 the Russians twice fought to stay in the division, the strongest – and both times successfully. Since 2014, the domestic hockey players invariably come out in the semifinals of the tournament, where while losing North American teams.