The Russian Bandy Coaching Council, headed by senior coach Pavel Franz, announced a preliminary National Bandy squad for this season.
There are 33 bandy players on the extensive list, representing 8 national club teams and one Swedish club, with 6(six) SKA-Neftyanik bandy players on the line-up. Five of them : A netminder Denis Rysev, a defenceman Yuriy Vikulin, midfielders Maksim Ishkeldin and Alan Jusoev, a forward Artyom Bondarenko are the World Champ Veterans, last season Gold winners. A new face on the National Team roster is Yuriy Bondarenko, never being called up for the Russian Bandy Squad.
What's on the docket for the National Team? The Four Nations Tournament in Soderhamn, Sweden and the 2020 World Bandy Championship in Irkutsk, that will take place in March of next year.