русский
Українська

Ukraine's national ice hockey team wins the 2026 IIHF qualifiers and creates problems for the IIHF

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Ukraine will take on the 2026 Olympics

For the first time in 12 years, the Ukrainian national ice hockey team has reached the decisive stage of the 2026 Olympic Games qualifying tournament. The team of the legendary Dmytro Khrystych sensationally won the pre-qualification in Poland the day before, ahead of the hosts and the national teams of South Korea and Estonia.

Now the Blue and Yellows will compete for a ticket to the 2026 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Milan. At the same time, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) may face serious difficulties in organizing the tournament. Our team will play against Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

Ukraine's national ice hockey team wins the 2026 IIHF qualifiers and creates problems for the IIHF
Ukraine's national ice hockey team wins the 2026 IIHF qualifiers and creates problems for the IIHF

Ukrainian hockey players may refuse to play with representatives of a country that supports Russia's military aggression against Ukraine. At the same time, the admission of Belarusians is still preliminary.

The IIHF will approve the participants of the decisive stage of the 2026 Olympics selection in early February. The federation may have to change the format and send Ukrainians to one of the other two qualifying groups (Latvia, Austria, France and Denmark, Slovenia and Norway).

Ukraine's national ice hockey team wins the 2026 IIHF qualifiers and creates problems for the IIHF
Ukraine's national ice hockey team wins the 2026 IIHF qualifiers and creates problems for the IIHF

It should be noted that the Ukrainian national hockey team played at the Games for the first and only time in 2002, where it finished tenth. The decisive battles for qualification for the Olympics in Milan will take place on August 29 - September 1 this year.

Ukraine's national ice hockey team wins the 2026 IIHF qualifiers and creates problems for the IIHF

As reported by OBOZ.UA, the Ukrainian national hockey team sang the national anthem powerfully after a sensational victory over Poland in the third round of the second stage of qualification for the 2026 Olympics.

Only verified information is available on our Telegram channel OBOZ.UA and Viber. Do not fall for fakes!

Other News

Ukraine pulls out a strong-willed victory at Euro 2024 after conceding the first goal

Ukraine pulls out a strong-willed victory at Euro 2024 after conceding the first goal

In the match with Slovakia, Rebrov changed the goalkeeper and released Yarmolenko in the starting lineup
Breakfast in 10 minutes: oatmeal with avocado and poached egg

Breakfast in 10 minutes: oatmeal with avocado and poached egg

A new look at the porridge familiar to everyone since childhood