Zhamnov said that Russian hockey players are preparing to participate in the 2026 Olympics.
MOSCOW, December 18 – RIA Novosti, Andrey Senchenko. Alexei Zhamnov, head coach of the Russian national hockey team, expressed the opinion that tournaments such as the Channel One Cup are used by the national team to prepare for international competitions, including the 2026 Olympic Games.
In the First Channel Cup, the Russian team beat the Kazakhstan team (6:2) and lost to the Belarusians in the penalty shootout (4:5).
“There’s always excitement on the bench, we’re worried about the result. We made mistakes that led to defeat. We needed to play easier, get the puck into the net and not look for middle passes, which made us uncomfortable.” it ruined us guys, we talked about motivation in the first meeting, we saw what we wanted in terms of game, we can say that we are preparing for the 2026 Olympics, we can say that every tournament is a preparation for the 2026 Olympics,” added the coach of the Russian national team.
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