At the Annual Congress of the IIHF, which was held May 18 in Helsinki, it was decided that the World Cup matches in Group B of the First Division will be played in Donetsk. The tournament will be held from 15 to 21 April 2013. Note that our national team will face the teams of Poland, Netherlands, Romania, Lithuania and Estonia.
Also Donetsk will take another important tournament. The city will host the World Cup 2013, Under-20, in Group B of the First Division. Its matches will be held in 2012 - from 10 to 16 December. Thus, in the last month of the year Donetsk will visit the boys from the UK, Kazakhstan, Italy, Poland and Croatia.
Also in Kyiv, November 8-11, will be played pre-qualification tournament to the Olympic Games of 2014. Ukrainian rival teams, at this stage, will be the teams of Poland, Estonia and Spain.
Press Service of HC "Donbass"