The head of Federation of hockey of Russia Vladislav Tretyak

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MOSCOW, February 4. /TASS./ Hockey team of Russia understand that at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, they will play not only for themselves but for the whole country. About it has informed journalists the President of Federation of hockey of Russia (FHR) Vladislav Tretiak.

In the last friendly match before flying to South Korea the Russian team in Moscow in overtime has beaten “Spartak” (2:1).

“It has always been difficult times. Never had easy matches – not friendlies or world Championships or at the Olympics. It’s great that today nothing decisive match came a full stadium. Thank you all, now it is time for hockey players . They are preparing for the great and difficult battles, they realize that they’re a big country,” – said Tretiak.

10 February in the South Korean Anyang Russians will meet with team owner upcoming Olympics.

The men’s Olympic hockey tournament will be held from 14 to 25 February. The Russians in the preliminary stage will play in group with teams of Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States. The tournament will be held in the absence of the players of the National hockey League.