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TASS, January 3. Russia’s national junior ice hockey team (under-20) has defeated Slovakia 8:3 in a quarterfinal match of the IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in Vancouver, Canada.

The goals were scored by Russia’s Grigory Denisenko (6’) Stepan Starkov (7’), Alexander Alexeyev (8’), Nikita Shashkov (11’), Klim Kostin (32’, 39’), Kirill Slepets (40’) and Ilya Morozov (53’) and also by Slovakia’s Martin Fehervary (44’), Milos Roman (59’) and Michal Ivan (60’).

To date, the Russian team led by Valery Bragin has won five victories in five matches. The Russians were last able to achieve such results in 2016.

Russia will face the US team in the semifinals overnight to January 5. The two teams last met in the quarterfinals of the 2018 tournament, when the Americans won 4:2.

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