The US Authorities do Not Allow the Captain of the Russian National Team to Participate in the Youth World Ice Hockey Championship
OREANDA-NEWS. Today the sports portal "Championship" has learned that the forward of the "Omsk hawks" and the junior national team of Russia Ivan Miroshnichenko will not be able to take part in the junior world championship in Texas. For unknown reasons, the US Migration Service does not allow the 17-year-old Russian forward into the territory, even though he has a visa.
Ivan has an American visa, but the hockey player is denied entry to the United States. The Russian national team is leaving for the tournament on April 19. And if the situation does not change before that time, our team will have to play without one of the strongest players.
The information about Miroshnichenko's non-admission to America has already been confirmed by a source in the Russian Hockey Federation. “The FHR received a letter from the USA. This letter says that Ivan Miroshnichenko cannot cross the American border. This is a decision of the Migration Service, it is not subject to appeals and complaints. Ivan previously had the same situation when he wanted to leave to play in North America, but he was not given a visa to Canada. Now the migration service simply does not allow him to enter the United States, ”the source said.
It turns out that the Russian national team, before such an important tournament for itself, lost one of its leaders and key forwards. Experts believe that, on the whole, the result of the game will depend on the team and collective actions of the Russians. Recall that at the group stage, the Russian national team will play with rivals from the USA, Czech Republic, Finland and Germany.