“The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld kicked off on 20 February. Our team is taking part in them. This is a new team with a new head coach. We have decided to opt for Belarusian athletes as the experience with foreign skiers has not been so positive,” Alexander Konyuk said.
BATE midfielder Alexander Hleb played for the Gunners in 2005-2008. In the first leg which ended with BATE's 1-0 victory, the experienced player spent almost an hour in action and will do his utmost to help his team in the second leg.
Raman Yaliotnau said: “I think I scored some points at the start of the competition in my home country. Certainly, I didn't shoot well but I think I demonstrated rather a good result thanks to speed. Besides, I wanted to show what I am capable of in front of Belarusian fans.”
The Bulgarian athlete came in first in the Men 20km Individual clocking 53:18.1 and missing one target in four shooting bouts. Norwegian Tarjei Boe was second (+3.7; 3 penalties), bronze went to his compatriot Endre Stroemsheim (+11.1; 2).
Apart from Igor Shunevich, the new KHL Board of Directors included 19 people. Among them is Russian Ice Hockey Federation Executive Board Chairman Arkady Rotenberg, Russian Ice Hockey Federation Chief Executive Officer Dmitry Kurbatov, Executive Board Chairman, KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko.