the President of Federation of hockey of Russia (FHR) Vladislav Tretyak commented the decision of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF) to cancel due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 world championship.
“Given the unfavorable epidemiological situation in the world, this decision was not a surprise, – quotes the words of Tretyak, the press service of the FHR.– Termination of a season the teams no reason to postpone our business. Preparing for the next season has already begun.”
Also head of the Russian hockey Federation thanked the fans for their support and the players, coaches and all who work with the teams for their hard work. In this case, Tretiak said that the hockey season isn’t over.
“We hope the Championships of Russia, children’s and youth competitions will be played out. The championship KHL, VHL, MHL must be brought to its logical end to determine the Champions,” concluded the triple Olympic champion.
Recall, the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus, a new type was recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. To date, the virus has spread to 188 countries and territories. Cases it is already about 308 thousand people, of which 13 thousand died.