The Russians have claimed the Under-17 title for the second time with a 5-4 win on penalties after regular time produced no score. Goalkeeper and Captain Anton Mitryushkin made the crucial saves to lead his side to victory against Italy in Zilina.
Mac Wilson, an 8-year old lad, could get his first job at English League One club Doncaster after he wrote a letter describing his vision for the team’s development, which reached the table of club chair John Ryan.
The Russian youth team have lost their final round robin game to Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in the central Russian city of Ufa. The result leaves them second in their group thinking of the quarter final against Switzerland.
Russia has been sent into the ‘Group of Death’ at the 2013 UEFA Under-21 tournament alongside reigning champions Spain as well as the Netherlands and Germany. However, the team’s head coach Nikolay Pisarev remained calm when commenting on the draw.