It is expected that around 400,000 people will visit Moscow during the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships. Security will be tightened ahead of the events to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
According to bookmakers, the final match will be between Russia and Canada. The Canadian National team is very strong, so Russian players will have to give it their all to clench the gold.
Bookmakers are also considering Sweden and Finland in the final. Analysts doubt that Czech Republic and USA will make it to the final this year. But perhaps they'll take part in the 3rd place match.
The head coach of the Russian national hockey team has begun making player lists for the upcoming championship. These players are on the roster so far: E. Averin, F. Malikhin, V. Kartaev, D. Apalkov, A. Loktionov, V. Leschenko, E. Grigorenko, A. Lukoyanov, S. Shmelev, R. Manukhov, Y. Dyblenko, Z. Paigin, N. Zhuldikov, A. Yarullin, I. Lyubushkin, I. Nalimov, I. Ustinskiy, S. Galimov. The list ...
The countdown has begun for the 80th IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Russia on the 16th of March.