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Hockey Team Refuses to Accept Award and Top Prospect in Next Year's Draft Tells off Official after Losing Tournament

Published February 11, 2024 at 3:43 PM
BY TJ TUCKER
Lots of chatter online about this one. A hockey team has come under fire for refusing to accept an award after finishing second place in a tournament. It also featured a top prospect in next year's draft have a heated discussion with an official.

Teams from Russia and Belarus were competing in the Future Cup tournament, with Belarus pulling out the win in the final game in overtime 6-5. The Russian players were unhappy with the officiating in the game, and refused to accept their award for second place.

"Russian captain Yegor Surin left the trophy for 2nd place on the ice, and goalkeeper Pyotr Andreyanov and forward Vadim Dudorov did the same with their awards for the best players." - Sport24.ru

If the name Pyotr Andreyanov sounds familiar, it's because the 17-year-old is eligible for next year's NHL draft, and is considered one of the top goaltending prospects that will be available. Andreyanov was in a line to shake hands with an official from the tournament, and decided to tell him off in the process. In the video below, you can see he's clearly upset. The video also shows players leaving their awards on the ice after accepting them.



The coach of the Russian team, Alexander Titov, seemed to believe his players went too far.

"There was no intention on our part to refuse awards; we don't run a kindergarten."

"It was the usual refereeing, nothing new for the home [tournament]."

Source: Sport24.ru
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