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Russia Ice Hockey Team won 2 nd place in the world ranking.
For the winning goal tverichanin Ilya Kovalchuk will be awarded with the Governor of Cross of St. Michael of Tver.
May 18, Russia's ice hockey team in the game zahvatyvyuschem beat in the final match of Team Canada and won the title of world champion after fifteen years. Initially the third period, the Russians ceded the Canadian team with the score 2:4, but the Russian team was able to equalize the situation and moved the game into extra time - 4:4.
winning goal in extra time of 63 minutes Ilya Kovalchuk scored.
Winning Team Russia at World Hockey Championship has raised her from fifth to second place in the global ranking of national teams. This year the Russia national team hockey players for the second time in its history, became champions of Russia. Evgeni Nabokov to be the best goalkeeper of the World Championship.
Due to the fact that Ilya Kovalchuk in the difficult duel, first equalizer account, and then throw in the overtime victory washer, which will allow Russia to regain the title after fifteen years of the best hockey team of the world, Tver Governor tverichanina decided to award honorary sign "Cross of St. Michael of Tver.