Ice Hockey: Russia on course to claim record 10th title

Russia is on course to claim a record 10th title in the third stage of the Euro Hockey Tournament, currently being held in Malmo, Sweden.

The first stage was the Karjala tournament held in Finland, then the Channel One Cup which was held in Russia. The Swedish Games represents Russia’s third successive victory in the third stage of the Euro Hockey Tournament.

This page has it on good authority that Russia’s goals in the 7-4 win over Czech Republic were scored by Zakhar Bardakov in the 8th minute, Pavel Kraskovsky (38th minute), Nikolai Kovalenko, (49th minute), Daniil Misyul (53rd minute), Vasily Podkolzin (55th minute), Vladimir Butuzov, (58th minute), and Nikita Chibrikov, (58th minute) while Michael Spacek (17th minute), Jakub Flek (30th minute), Lukas Klok (31st minute), and David Tomasek (60th minute, penalty shot) registered on the score sheet for the Czech Republic.

Russia sits comfortably at the summit of the Euro Hockey Tournament having secured a total of 24 points from 9 games. The Czech team comes second with 10 points, Sweden is third with 8 points while Finland remains fourth with 4 points.

The last stage of the tournament is billed to be held in Czech Republic, from May 13-16.

Though Russia currently tied with Finland in numbers of Euro Hockey titles having won the annual tournament nine times since 1996, Russia are now set to edge them if they go on to win the ongoing tournament.  Finland, Sweden and Czech Republic come second, third and fourth in numbers of nine, four and two titles respectively.

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