The Russian national ice hockey team suffered 3-5 defeat at the hands of reigning Olympic and World Champions Canada in their semifinal match for the title of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto on Sep. 24.
"Team Canada turned up to be more powerful then we were, while our team should have pushed harder," Vladislav Tretiak, the president of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation, said after the match in Canada’s Toronto.
"This tournament showed us on the whole what we need working on and where we must gain," Russia’s world legendary goaltender added.
Team Canada will be now playing three-match series against the winner of another semifinal match played between Team Sweden and Team Europe on Sep. 25.
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