The management group of the senior Russian national team has revealed the roster for the upcoming 2019 Channel One Cup, a tournament which is the second stage of the Euro Hockey Tour.
Goalkeeper Alexander Samonov, defensemen Artyom Zub and Igor Ozhiganov and forwards Andrei Kuzmenko, Anton Burdasov, Vladimir Tkachyov, Evgeny Ketov and Alexander Barabanov will represent SKA at the tournament.
Full Russian squad:
Goalkeepers: Ilya Sorokin (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Samonov (SKA Saint Petersburg), Timur Bilyalov (Ak Bars Kazan).
Defensemen: Nikita Nesterov (CSKA Moscow), Vyacheslav Voynov (Avangard Omsk), Rushan Rafikov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), Artyom Zub, Igor Ozhiganov (both SKA Saint Petersburg), Andrei Pedan, Albert Yarullin, Nikita Lyamkin (all Ak Bars Kazan), Andrei Mironov (Dynamo Moscow).
Forwards: Mikhail Grigorenko, Kirill Kaprizov, Anton Slepyshev, Sergei Andronov, Pavel Karnaukhov (all CSKA Moscow), Andrei Kuzmenko, Anton Burdasov, Vladimir Tkachyov, Evgeny Ketov, Alexander Barabanov (all SKA Saint Petersburg), Vadim Shipachyov (Dynamo Moscow), Vladimir Tkachyov (Ak Bars Kazan), Kirill Semyonov (Avangard Omsk), Damir Zhafyarov (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod), Nikita Soshnikov (Salavat Yulaev Ufa).
2019 Channel One Cup schedule:
December 12 (Thursday)
20:00, Sweden - Russia
20:30, Finland - Czech Republic (Game will take place in Plzen, Czech Republic)
December 14 (Saturday)
11:00, Finland - Sweden
15:00, Russia - Czech Republic
December 15 (Sunday)
14:00, Czech Republic - Sweden
16:00, Russia - Finland (Game at the football stadium in Saint Petersburg)