Goyang 2013: Russia preview

What you need to know about Russia prior to the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool. 09 Apr 2013
Dmitry Lisov and Ilya Volkov

Dmitry Lisov and Ilya Volkov celebrate after scoring a goal against the Netherlands on Day 3 of the 2012 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey B Pool World Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia.

ⒸDusan Babovic

Russia have automatically qualifed for the Sochi 2014 Paralympics as the host nation.


Russia surprised everyone last November, outscoring their opponents 20-2 en route to winning gold at the 2012 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Take into account that was their first World Championship event and was just two years removed from starting up their programme, and it’s easy to say the team’s potential is limitless.

The Russians won’t have one star in Goyang, they’ll have several, including top goal scorers Dmitry Lisov and Engeny Petrov. Expect the Russians to be a wild-card team at the World Championships, having already qualified for Sochi 2014 as the host nation.

Key players

Dmitry Lisov (forward); Vadim Selyukin (defenseman)

Head coach

Sergey Samoylov

World Championship A-Pool medals


Paralympic medals


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