Yegor Zaitsev

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TASS, 25 December. Defender Yegor Zaitsev will be the captain of Russian national team on hockey at the youth world Championships 2018. About it reports a press-service of Federation of hockey of Russia.

Assistant captain assigned defenseman Nikita Makeev and forward Mikhail Maltsev.

“It is a great honor and a great responsibility to be captain at the youth world Championships, – said Zaitsev. For all the team players this is a major tournament in his career. We all understand and are willing to exert maximum effort to please all the fans, who will worry for the team”.

Youth world championship will take place in Buffalo from December 26 to January 5. Russians will start the tournament with a match against the Czech Republic on 26 December (beginning at 20:00 GMT) .