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Cup ROSNO - a dress rehearsal before the Olympics-2006

November 3 2005

In December of this year, as many consecutive years, will stage hockey Euroround Cup ROSNO. The tournament will be held from 15 to 18 December at the Sports Palace "Luzhniki".
By tradition, participants in the competition will be the strongest national teams of the Old World: Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

"At the Moscow stage Evrohokkey Tour - ROSNO Cup, which will be held in the Palace of Sport Luzhniki, we will try to call all our best players," - said the head coach of Russia Vladimir Krikunov. He added: "Unless, of course, be healthy, in particular, Maxim Sushinsky, Alexander Kharitonov, Dmitri Bykov and Denis Kulyash and Evgeni Malkin ..."

Became known and the exact schedule of tournament:

December 15
Czech Republic-Finland (the match will be held in the Czech Republic)

December 17
Sweden-Czech Republic

December 18
Russia vs. Czech Republic

In 1967, the tournament has been born, who later became one of the most prestigious and loved ones in world. For many years the tournament was called the "Prize of Izvestia.

But it was not from the very beginning - the first three years of competition took place under the auspices of the Soviet Ice Hockey Federation, and only then, the staff of Izvestia took custody of the "newborn". In the season 74/75 cute snegovichok - mascot "Prize Izvestia traveled across Europe due to the fact that the tournament is decided to carry out in four countries. Then, hockey fights watch the inhabitants of Prague, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Södertälje, Helsinki, Tampere, Rauma, Pori and Turku. Thus, the "Prize Izvestia became ancestors of the modern" Evrohokkey tour. "

At the tournament, many have declared themselves the brightest star hockey: Vladislav Tretiak and Jiri Holechek, Valery Vasiliev and Frantisek Pospisil, Vyacheslav Fetisov and Reijo Ruotsalainen, Alexander Maltsev, Boris Mikhailov, Ivan Hlinka, and Mats Sundin, Valery Kharlamov and Teemu Selanne, Sergei Makarov, Igor Larionov and Vladimir Krutov.

In an era of complete domination of the USSR team at the world hockey venues (70-80's), "Izvestia Prize" was the unofficial status of "small world championship." For the top prize in him "were cut" real haiku eynye monsters - prefabricated USSR (Russia), Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), Sweden, Canada and Finland, and "small hockey country - West Germany, East Germany, Poland, France, Norway, Switzerland, USA, Belarus and Italy came as a" modest students.

Over the past ten years, the tournament has undergone several significant changes. In 1990 he established the first prize at next year's tournament never took place in 1992, was attended by a record number of teams - eight in 1996 he was included in the system "Evrohokkey tour, and since 1997 he is a new name - the Cup of Baltika.

But, thanks to the law banning beer commercials, the Russian stage in the last year has lost its main benefactor, it was said even he could not take place. However, the rescue came an insurance company, whose name now and has a stage of European hockey tour.

Last year was incredibly happy for the Russian fans - our team is composed of the best at that time, domestic players, won the tournament and throughout the Evrohokkey-round.

This year, due to the fact that the season in the NHL yet begun, many Russian superstars will not be able to see, but avereniyu head coach of Russia, Vladimir Krikunov, namely, the "Cup ROSNO gather the best players playing in the country. Since the Russian stage - the last serious challenge for the team before the Winter Olympics-2006.

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