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  1. The Soviet national ice hockey team (Russian: Сборная СССР по хоккею с шайбой) was the national ice hockey team of the Soviet Union.The team won nearly every world championship and Olympic tournament between 1954 and 1991 and never failed to medal in any International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) tournament they competed in.

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    The Allrussian Hockey League was founded by some clubs in the Russian Empire and entered the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in 1911. However, probably due to misunderstandings ("hockey" was identified with bandyor Russian hockey in Russia, not with the modern ice hockey rules developed in Canada) the Russian team left the organization. There were no matches involving a team from Imperial Russia. Interest in this exotic sport grew in the Soviet Union in the 2nd half of the 1940s. T...

    After the USSR's dissolution

    The Soviet Union dissolved shortly before the 1992 Winter Olympics, so a Unified Team largely consisting of the former Soviet republics competed instead. The CIS national ice hockey team, consisting of 21 Russian players, 1 Lithuanian and 1 Ukrainian, competed as part of this Olympic delegation. The team finished second in its preliminary group, beating co-favorites Canada, 5–4, but losing to Czechoslovakia, 3–4. The CIS team then defeated the Finns and Americans, 6–1 and 5–2, respectively. I...

    The post-Soviet drought

    As the USSR fell apart, so did Russia's elite hockey program. At the 1994 Winter Olympics they finished fourth overall, losing the bronze medal match to Finland. Russia also competed at the 1996 World Cup, the successor tournament to the Canada Cup, where the team lost in the semi-finals to the eventual winner, the United States. At the 1998 Winter Olympics, Russia won five consecutive games and reached the gold medal match, where they lost to the Czech Republic, 0–1. During the drought in 19...

    Euro Hockey Tour

    The Euro Hockey Tour (EHT) started in 1996 and is held every season between the quartet of European nations of the Big Six nations of ice hockey. The usual format is to have the teams play against each other four times, once in Finland, once in Russia, once in Sweden, and once in the Czech Republic. There are occasional deviations from the format if additional nations, such as Canada, are invited to compete. Russia has won the EHT seven times as of 2018[update].

    Other tournaments

    1. Deutschland Cup: Gold medal (1992, 1993, 2017, 2018) 2. Nissan Cup: Silver medal (1992, 1994) 3. Northern Lights Tournament: Bronze medal (1993)

    Current roster

    Roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championship. Head coach: Valeri Bragin

    Coaching history

    Olympics 1. 1994– Viktor Tikhonov 2. 1998– Vladimir Yurzinov (Pyotr Vorobyov, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov) 3. 2002 – Viacheslav Fetisov (Vladimir Yurzinov, Vladislav Tretiak) 4. 2006– Vladimir Krikunov (Vladimir Yurzinov, Boris Mikhailov) 5. 2010 – Vyacheslav Bykov (Igor Zakharkin) 6. 2014– Zinetula Bilyaletdinov (Valery Belov, Dmitry Yushkevich, Igor Nikitin, Valeri Belousov, Vladimir Myshkin) 7. 2018 – Oleg Znarok (Harijs Vītoliņš, Ilya Vorobyov, Rashit Davydov, Igor Nikitin, Alexei Zhamnov) Wor...

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  3. The Soviet Union men's national under 20 ice hockey team was the national under-20 ice hockey team in the Soviet Union. The team represented the Soviet Union at the International Ice Hockey Federation 's IIHF World U20 Championship. The team has won eleven gold medals (first three unofficial, once more as CIS ), three silver medals, and two ...

  4. The Russian men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Russia. The team represents Russia at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Hockey Championship, held annually every December and January. History

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