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Players showing lack of sportsmanship following loss to Belarus in the Future Cup.
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IHFR surprisingly announces suspensions for lack of sportsmanship

Published March 1, 2024 at 5:37 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

In what seems like a bit of a surprising move, the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia has announced suspensions for players showing a lack of sportsmanship following a loss in a recent tournament.

The Russian under-18 national team, who was playing in the final of the Future Cup against the under-20 national team from Belarus where they lost the game and a trio of players on the roster showed a lack of sportsmanship by rejecting awards following the match.

According to Hockey Worldwide, Yegor Surin, Vadim Dudorov, and Pyotr Andreyanov have all been suspended for three games from the national team and have been placed under a six-month probationary period. Meanwhile, the team's head coach has been suspended for six months.

"❌ The Ice Hockey Federation of Russia has issued suspensions to the U18 National Team players who rejected awards after losing to Belarus U20 in the finals of Future Cup.


🇷🇺Yegor Surin, 🇷🇺Vadim Dudorov, and 🇷🇺Pyotr Andreyanov have received three-game suspensions from the national team. They are also on six-month probationary periods.

The head coach of the team has been suspended for six months."

The Ice Hockey Federation of Russia, as well as the Belarusian Ice Hockey Association, remain banned by the International Ice Hockey Federation indefinitely for the invasion of Ukraine. Russia and Belarus aren't allowed to participate in any IIHF event in 2024 and their status for 2025 tournaments will be discussed in a meeting early next year.

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IHFR surprisingly announces suspensions for lack of sportsmanship

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