Last Sunday in the Swedish town of Sandviken ended the world Cup of hockey, which was the worst for the Russian teams in the last 13 years. In the playoffs, only managed to shoot two domestic teams of four, and the final and did not come to any one.
The winner of the tournament for the second time in three years became the Swedish club “västerås”, replaced on the podium of last year’s winner – Krasnoyarsk “Yenisei”.
Russia on tournament was represented by four clubs – Moscow “Dynamo”, “Baikal-Energy” from Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk “Yenisei and “SKA-the oil industry worker” from Khabarovsk. In the playoffs went only the last two teams who met each other in the quarterfinals. In the semi-finals of “SKA-Neftyanik”, which is then lost to the Swedish “Villa-Linköping”, reports TASS.
The club world Cup is held since 1974. In five of the seven previous rounds were won by the Russian clubs.