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Russia’s hockey chief Tretiak reelected to International Ice Hockey Federation’s Council

May 19, 2016, 14:31 UTC+3 MOSCOW

World’s legendary goaltender has been serving as a member of the IIHF Council since 2012

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Vladislav Tretiak

Vladislav Tretiak

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MOSCOW, May 19. /TASS/. Vladislav Tretiak, the president of the Russian Hockey Federation (RHF) was reelected on Thursday to the Council of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

World’s legendary goaltender has been serving as a member of the IIHF Council since 2012.

Addressing the IIHF Congress in Moscow on Thursday before the voting, Tretiak said "I am glad that four years ago you have entrusted me to work in the IIHF Council."

"If you entrust me with such honor again I will continue doing my work on the development of ice hockey," he said.

"I would like to thank the IIHF Council for the possibility of hosting the World Ice Hockey Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg this year, when the national ice hockey is celebrating its 70th anniversary," Tretiak added.

The other six people elected to the seven-member IIHF Council are Franz Reindl (Germany), Luc Tardif (France), Henrik Bach Nielsen (Denmark), Sergej Goncharov (Belarus), Ron DeGregorio (the United States) and Petr Briza (the Czech Republic).

Swiss-born Rene Fasel was reelected earlier on Thursday as president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) for the sixth term.

The elections were held on a non-alternative basis. Fasel was re-elected for a four-year term. This will be Fasel’s last term at the helm of the IIHF as the 66-year-old Swiss won’t be able to run for a new term due to age restrictions.

Fasel has been at the IIHF helm since 1994. He is also a member of the executive committee of the International Olympic Committee.

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