The senior Russian national team will compete against Belarus in Tula in two friendly matches on the 1st and 2nd of May.
Subsequently, between the 5th and 8th of May, the senior and junior Russian national teams will both participate at the Liga Stavok Saint Petersburg Cup alongside the senior Belarusian national side. The group stage will take place until May 7, before the final is then played a day later. All games will be staged at the Yubileyny Arena in Saint Petersburg (tickets available online at kassir.ru).
SKA representatives Dmitry Nikolaev (goalkeeper), Nikita Sedov (defenseman), Kirill Kirsanov (defenseman), Nikita Smirnov (defenseman), Stepan Anisimov (defenseman), Arseniy Koromyslov (defenseman), Maxim Krovyakov (forward), Matvei Michkov (forward), Nikita Chibrikov (forward), Fyodor Svechkov (forward), Matvei Kabush (forward) and Marat Khusnutdinov (forward) have been summoned to the senior Russian national team.
Fellow SKA representatives Kirill Gerasimyuk (goalkeeper), Sergei Ivanov (goalkeeper), Daniil Lazutin (forward), Ilya Ivantsov (forward) and Grigory Kuzmin (forward) have been called up to the under 20 Russian national team.
Liga Stavok Saint Petersburg Cup schedule:
May 5, 16:30*, Russia - Russia U20
May 6, 19:00, Russia - Belarus
May 7, 16:00, Russia U20 - Belarus
May 8, 18:30, final
*All times local
Senior Russian national team coaching staff:
Head coach - Sergei Zubov
Coaches - Andrei Razin, Alexander Titov
Goalkeeping coach - Andrei Komissarov
Sporting director: Daniil Kupriyanov
First Russian Ice Hockey Federation vice-president - Roman Rotenberg
U20 Russian national team coaching staff:
Head coach - Vladimir Filatov
Coaches - Andrei Mironov, Pavel Kanarsky
Goalkeeping coach - Andrei Mezentsev