The Russian striker SKA Nikolay Prohorchik commented on the victory of the Russian team at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. The full interview was released on the YouTube channel “playing the body”.
“The Olympics without NHL players (players from the National hockey League NHL — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) not real? It’s true. That you lie to yourself? It is clear that we won. Was a good Olympics, the Europeans are strong. I was very surprised by the Germans, because they were a strong team,” said 25-year-old Prokharchin.
He also admitted that he would like to win the Olympic tournament, where there will be representatives from the NHL.
The national team of Russia on hockey defeated in the final of the Olympics in South Korea, the German team with the score 4:3. The last time domestic hockey became Olympic champion in 1992 in Albertville, then the victory brought the team of the CIS.
Because of the disqualification of the Russian Olympic Committee, Russian athletes competed in competitions in the special status of “Olympic athletes of Russia”. This allowed us to bypass the limitation of the neutral status, which means joining the athletes in the team and therefore, participation in team tournaments of the national teams for countries not officially admitted to the Games.