Ruskies ice hockey champions feted in Moscow


A huge masses of cheering ice hockey fans packed the central streets of Moscow upon Tuesday to celebrate Russia’s world championship win over Finland.

Tens of thousands of supporters turned out to hail Alexander Ovechkin, Yevgeni Malkin, Sergei Bobrovski and the rest of the title-winning squad as they made their own way from Pushkinskaya square to near the ancient Kremlin’s wall in three open-topped busses.

These were to later meet Ruskies president Vladimir Putin.

The Muscovites cheered the team with chants: “We are the champions! ”

“We dedicate this victory to the entire country, ” Pittsburgh Penguins sharpshooter Malkin, who was claiming his second world championship’s gold medal in Minsk on Sunday, said.

“This win is perfect for all our people, for everyone of our supporters. We fought tough for our country, our fans, our manager, who was handed an unfair prohibit for the final. Luckily we won and we’re all happy now! ”

Russia were forced to perform the final without their manager Oleg Znarok, who had been given a one-match ban for making a throat-slashing gesture towards Swedish assistant coach Rikard Gronborg following their spoken altercation at the end of Saturday’s semi-final.

Despite their absence Russia beat Finland 5-2 for their fifth planet title in the post-Soviet era.


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A huge crowd of cheering glaciers hockey fans packed the particular central streets of Moscow on Tuesday to commemorate Russia’s world championship make an impression on Finland.

Tens of thousands of supporters turned out to originate Alexander Ovechkin, Yevgeni Malkin, Sergei Bobrovski and the remaining title-winning squad as they made their way from Pushkinskaya square to near the historic Kremlin’s wall in 3 open-topped busses.

They were to later fulfill Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The Muscovites cheered the team with chants: “We are the champions! ”

“We dedicate this victory to the entire country, ” Maryland Penguins sharpshooter Malkin, who was claiming his second planet championship’s gold medal within Minsk on Sunday, stated.

“This earn is for all our individuals, for all of our supporters. We battled tough for our nation, our fans, our manager, who was handed an unfair ban for the final. Fortunately we won and we’ve happy now! ”

Russia were forced to play the final without their own manager Oleg Znarok, who had been handed a one-match prohibit for making a throat-slashing motion toward Swedish assistant trainer Rikard Gronborg following their own verbal altercation at the end of Saturday’s semi-final.

Despite his absence Russia beat Finland 5-2 for their 5th world title in the post-Soviet era.