In St. Petersburg on the ice of the renovated Palace of sports “Jubilee” hockey team Russia defeated team Norway in the match of Eurochallenge.
Already in the opening of the meeting the guests were able to spend productive attack:
distinguished Thomas Olsen (3′) – 0:1. The hosts restored equality only in the middle of the third period thanks to defenseman Setu Pagina (51′) – 1:1.
The victory of the Russian team in overtime brought an exact throw of another player of defence Vitaly Menshikov (65′) – 2:1.
“I wanted to win in regulation time, but failed, quotes the words of head coach of Russia Oleg Znarka official site FHR. – Grateful to the guys because they fought to the end. They are under load, I played through I can’t. Showed character, one for the other struggled, the offense didn’t give. Well done!”
The next match with the Norwegians, team Russia will hold in the framework of Eurochallenge April 10. The meeting will again be held in the city on the Neva.