Ostersund 2016: Russia Team Preview

What you need to know about Russia prior to the 2016 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships, Ostersund, Sweden. 30 Mar 2016
Group of ice sledge hockey players

Dmitrii Lisov during the Russia v Italy match at the Harborcenter in Buffalo, NY. April 27, 2015 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool.

ⒸBill Wippert
By Kim McGreal | For the IPC

Despite their silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics and a top three performance at the 2015 World Championships A-Pool, the Russian team faced a huge upset at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey.

Challenge in January. In a dramatic finish that no one could have predicted, during the bronze medal game they lost to underdogs South Korea. But one thing seen from this team in the past is that any loss will always push them harder and they simply refuse to give up. It is likely that they will arrive for the Europeans with a determination that might just get them a medal.

Key players

Nikola Terentev has been making his presence noted on the ice in recent games, and team captain Dmitrii Lisov has already stated that he hopes to return to his earlier goalscoring ways.


Alexey Amosov

Maksim Andriianov

Alexander Chalin

Nikolai Chukhontcev

Mikhail Ivanov

Maksim Kuzminykh

Ivan Kuznetsov

Dmtrii Lisov

Aleksei Lysov

Sergei Panfilov

Roman Peryshkov

Evgenii Petrov

Vadim Selyukin

Andrey Sokolov

Nikolai Terentev

Vasilli Varkalov

Ilia Volkov

All team previews for the 2016 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships can be viewed at the event website.

All games will be streamed live at paralympic.org/ostersund-2016 alongside live results.