The national teams of Russia and Canada

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SOCHI, August 5. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Rachitsky/. General Manager of team Canada hockey Sean Burke hopes to hold a friendly match with the Russian team before the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang. This he told TASS.

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Earlier, Executive Director of Federation of hockey of Russia (FHR) Dmitry Kurbatov said that the Hockey Association of Canada was sent to FHR’s request for holding test matches before the Games in 2018. Russian hockey before the Olympics from January 24 to start training first in Novogorsk, and then under the Seoul.

“Yes, we are considering the possibility of holding a friendly match against Russia in February in South Korea before the Olympics, but the final decision yet. It would be great to face such teams as Russian. I hope things work out,” said Burke .

The last time in official matches of the national team of Russia played against Canada at the world Championships in 2017, having conceded with the account 2:4.

Olympics 2018 will be held in South Korean Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.