Without a doubt, ice hockey is one of the most intense sports on the planet. Played at a furious pace, hockey players charge around the rink willing to do whatever it takes to bring their side success, often with little regard for their own personal safety! This mix of speed, physicality and intensity makes its way to the crowd who are immensely passionate and create an amazing atmosphere at any game they watch. Be sure to get in on this unique experience and witness the sporting culture of one of Europe's oldest sporting nations with Russia ice hockey tickets on StubHub. Definitely one for thrill seekers!
Insert subheading one here
Russia ice hockey history
This section should discuss history, milestones, live performance and any other relevant and interesting information for fans and ticket buyers.
Ice hockey in the Russian region goes all the way back to 1932 with ice hockey players emerging in the old Soviet Union. Sporting competition remained strong until the breakup of the USSR ushered in a new era for Russian hockey. The establishment of The International Hockey League in 1992 ensured top level ice hockey flourished in Russia and helped create a generation of world-class national team players.
It also paved the way for the creation of the Kontinental Hockey League which from 2008 has comprised member clubs based in Russia, Finland, China, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Slovakia and Belarus. This high-class competition is home to stars such as Alexander Radulov, Sergei Mozyakin and Linus Omark. The KHL holds a strong reputation for competitiveness and comes in as second only to the NHL in the eyes of many fans across the world.
Insert subheading one here
Russian national team
This section should be about any of the following topics: other career milestones, historic or record attendance, historic performances, etc. Please the briefing for guidance.
The Russian men's national ice hockey team has competed on the world stage since replacing the Soviet Union team in 1993 and has maintained a high rank in the IIHF World Rankings. The Red Machine is also a member of the traditional Big Six of ice hockey nations and regularly competes against fellow heavyweights Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and the United States for major honours.
The Russian men's ice hockey team has distinguished itself on the world stage picking up a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano and a bronze medal at the 2002 games in Salt Lake City. However, it's at the World Championships where they have tasted the most success with gold medals at a number of tournaments including back to back wins in 2008 and 2009. Russia are perennial medal winners at the championships highlighting the quality on display whenever a Russian teams enters the rink. Don't miss out on the chance to watch these great competitors and get your Russia ice hockey tickets on StubHub.