The meeting took place in Minsk. As part of the Russian team, Vasily Glotov, Mikhail Pashnin and Marat Khairullin scored the winning goal a minute before the end of regulation time. The Belarusians scored Andrei Belevich and Ilya Usov.
Note that the win was Russia’s sixth 25 in the series with two losses. The series matches were hosted by Chelyabinsk, Astana, Krasnoyarsk, Tula and Minsk.
This is how the head of the Russian Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak commented on the results of the fights to journalists:
– Our fans are used to watching the national team matches in May. One of the main goals of the federation was to give compatriots the opportunity to cheer for Russia – live and on the television screens of the federal channel “Match TV”. As a result of the tour, only the thesis about the great interest of Russian hockey in international meetings under the conditions of the elimination of the team from the World Championship was confirmed.
Five of the seven matches in the “Russia 25” series were held in venues. And every time he collected super sellers: two in Chelyabinsk and Tula, as well as in Krasnoyarsk on Victory Day. The excitement around the national team turned out to be very clear, and the governors and hockey personalities in their speeches emphasized the special status of the parties in the regions. At the same time, in the face of great excitement, representatives from other regions of the country expressed their desire to host games next season. And, of course, the new generation of hockey players need the experience of playing at the national team level. It is important for talented athletes to get used to being leaders and win victories in sweaters with the inscription “Russia”. The backbone of the team is made up of the winners of the KHL regular season – the players of St. Petersburg SKA. A strong roster has been put together especially so that hockey fans can watch a beautiful spectacular game.