The junior Russian national team's coaches have revealed the preliminary roster for the 2018 World Junior Championship, which will take place in the USA between December 26 and December 5.
SKA goalkeeper Alexei Melnichuk, defensemen Vladislav Syomin and Nikolai Knyzhov, and forwards Mikhail Maltsev, Alexei Polodyan and Andrei Altybarmakyan are on the team.
When the team will be in the USA, players who compete in foreign leagues will join the side. The full roster will be released at a later date.
The team will train in Novogorsk until December 17. Between the 18th and 24th of December, Russia U20 will prepare for the World Junior Championship in Rochester. Two friendly matches are organised against Denmark (December 20) and Slovakia (December 23).