The Ukrainian national ice hockey team in the format of the U-25 team has announced the squad for the Universiade, which starts in the USA on January 12.
Vadim Shakhraichuk’s team played four control matches against Canadian university teams before the tournament, having won one victory with three defeats.
For various reasons, the national team will not be helped by Artur Colach, Denis Matusevich, Daniil Trakht, Konstantin Simchuk and some others. The reasons are injuries, problems with visas and the fact that not all clubs have released Ukrainian players.
Ukraine will play against Canada, Latvia, Sweden, Czech Republic and Japan.
The composition of the student team of Ukraine for participation in the Universiade-2023
Goalkeepers: Bohdan Dyachenko (Berserks), Dmitry Kubrytskyi (Dauphin Kings, MJHL), Savva Serdyuk (Sokol).
Defenders: Gleb Varava (Kremenchuk), Andrey Grigoriev, Ivan Sysak (both Sokol), Artem Grebenik, Evgeny Ratushny (both Dnipro), Alexey Dakhnovsky (Corpus Christi IceRays” NAHL), Andrey Evtukhov (Philadelphia Hockey Club, EHL), Arsen Paliychuk (Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks, NAHL).
forwards: Denis Boroday, Artem Tselogorodtsev (both Dnipro), Mikhail Chikantsev (Podhale, Poland), Artem Grabovetsky (Sparta Prague U20, Czech Republic), Gleb Krivoshapkin (Kremenchuk), Artem Mateichenko (Manhattanville College, NCAA), Vadim Mazur (Falcon) , Yaroslav Panchenko, Nazar Ruzhnikov (both Energia, Lithuania), Mikhail Simchuk (Brooks Bandits, AJHL, Canada), Bogdan Stupak (Wiener, Austria).
Schedule of the Ukrainian national team (four teams will leave the group):
Ukraine – Canada. Start at 20:00
Latvia – Ukraine. Start at 23:30
Ukraine – Sweden. Start at 03:00
Czech Republic – Ukraine. Start at 23:30
Japan – Ukraine. Start at 03:00