WADA took away the right to host international competitions from Russia , but IIHF head Rene Fasel did not want to postpone the tournament.
The issue of holding the 2023 ice hockey world Cup in Saint Petersburg will be decided by the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS).
“We have no disagreements with The international ice hockey Federation (IIHF). The international Federation is trying to ensure that all the competitions we receive take place – and this is the 2023 World Cup in St. Petersburg, and we want to hold the women’s world championship of the top division in 2021. In St. Petersburg, we will decide the issue in court, ” TASS quoted Russian hockey Federation President Vladislav Tretyak as saying.
The head of the FHR added that the 2023 world youth championship will definitely take place in Novosibirsk and Omsk, since this tournament does not fall under the WADA sanctions.
WADA banned Russia from holding international tournaments for four years.
The sanctions were imposed because of Russia’s manipulation of the database of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.
Due to the coronavirus, the season in Germany was canceled. There will be no champion .
The German championship was completed ahead of schedule due to a coronavirus outbreak. The reason for this is the ban on holding large events with more than 1000 spectators. The League follows the official recommendations of Chancellor Angela Merkel and health Minister Jens Spahn. Due to the premature end of the season, there will bw no the German champion.
“Toronto” has signed a rookie contract with Mikhail Abramov
Toronto has agreed to sign striker Mikhail Abramov. The Russian signed a three- year novichok agreement. This season, the 18- year- old forward plays in the Quebec Junior League for Victoriaville and scored 76 (35+41) points in 63 games. The maple leafs selected Abramov at number 115 in the fourth round of the 2019 NHL entry draft .
Vityaz will sign a new contract with Yezhov for two years
Goalkeeper Ilya Ezhov will remain in the “Vityaz”. In the near future, the club and the hockey player will sign a new two-year contract. This season, 33- year- old Yezhov played 44 games in the regular season of the KHL, conceding an average of 2.56 goals and reflecting 92.1% of shots. In the playoffs, he played four games, conceding 3.99 goals and reflecting 88.7% of shots.