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Stan The Man
12-10-2012, 07:09 AM

For the third straight season the Minor Hockey League's "Russian Red Stars" All-Star team is coming to North America to play 6 exhibition games against "strong U.S. and Canada student and junior teams." This year's tour features six games on the East Coast. Final roster selections are expected to be announced at coach's press conference on Wednesday (12/12).

The Minor Hockey League (MHL) is the major junior hockey league in Eurasia consisting of 33 teams, mostly based in Russia (27 teams). Other nations represented in the MHL include Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungry, Kazakhstan and Latvia.

Press Release:

North American tourney has been most significant hockey event for the Junior Hockey League schedule for the third year running in an attempt to concur Canada and U.S. same age counterparts.

Igor Gorbenko is the head GM/head coach assisted by Chaika (Seagull) HC Viacheslav Rianov. Stars roster boasts players selected from fourteen MHL clubs. They will assemble December 12 for a week camp in suburban Moscow township of Stupino. December 18 the Stars will take on Russia U20 for an exhibition game at Novogorsk, face-off at 17.00 MT.

They will embark on the trip December 20 en route to the United States first.

Under Gorbenko’s wardship the Stars will play six games against strong U.S. and Canada student and junior teams.

News conference with coach Gorbenko and Dmitri Yefimov, the League’s Managing Director, will be held at the MHL head office, December 12, 2012 at 17.00 MT.

Requests for participation in said news conference should be forwarded before December 11 декабря 2012 in electronic form, to this e-mail address: O.Marchenko@khl.ru.

Red Stars Games Schedule:

23 December 2012
“Red Stars” vs. AJHL (Atlantic Junior Hockey League)

27 December 2012
“Red Stars” vs. West Point Military Academy

28 December 2012.
“Red Stars” vs. Yale University

30 December 2012
“Red Stars” vs. New Brunswick Saint John

31 December 2012
“Red Stars” vs. New Brunswick Fredericton

2 January 2013
“Red Stars” vs. Brown University

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to call Oksana Marchenko, MHL Events Marketing Director on telephone (495) 280-0843, or e-mail address O.Marchenko@khl.ru


Source: http://mhl.khl.ru/en/news/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=144938