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Hockey: The International Hockey Federation can decide to exclude Russian clubs

Hockey: The International Hockey Federation can decide to exclude Russian clubs

The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation announced on Sunday that it would request the exclusion of the Russian and Belarusian federations.

In this regard, the International Ice Hockey Federation will have to decide on possible sanctions against them, according to Darren Dreger, TSN hockey informant.

The Swiss Confederation is asking Russia not to organize the World Under-20 Championship scheduled for December 2022 and January 2023 in Novosibirsk, as well as the World Senior Championship scheduled for May 2023 in Saint Petersburg.

According to Gord Miller, also of TSN, Russian teams will likely be excluded from all events scheduled for 2022, namely the Seniors Championship in Finland in August and the Junior Championships in December.

The 2023 Senior Championships can also be withdrawn from Russia.

In addition, the Swiss Confederation wants the immediate exclusion of any Russian or Belarusian holding official positions in the International Federation, as well as the termination of cooperation with the Continental Hockey League.

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