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March 21, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Hockey superstar Vyacheslav Fetisov, who quit the Soviet army team in January, will rejoin the national team and play in the world championships in Sweden next month. Fetisov, 31, appeared at a team meeting Monday and read a statement to the Soviet Sports Committee asking for readmission to the national team, Tass press agency reported today. The ace defenseman quit in a furious row with the authoritarian coach of the Central Army Sports Club, Viktor Tikhonov.
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June 28, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Viktor Kuzkin, 67, a hockey player who was a three-time Olympic champion with the Soviet Union, died Tuesday of heart failure after a scuba diving accident at the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia, the International Ice Hockey Federation said. Kuzkin won gold medals with the Soviet Union teams at three Winter Olympics from 1964 to 1972, and eight world championships. The Moscow-born defenseman was captain of the Red Army team in the 1960s and '70s and played 169 times for the USSR, scoring 18 goals.
SPORTS
August 21, 2003 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't a typical meet-and-greet news conference, with references to beaches, weather reports and legendary Red Army Coach Viktor Tikhonov, all in the same setting. Then again, it wasn't a typical player who mugged for the cameras for the first time in a Mighty Duck jersey, No. 91, of course. Sergei Fedorov met with the media Wednesday at the Arrowhead Pond a month after signing a five-year, $40-million deal with the Ducks.
NEWS
July 27, 1987
The Soviet Union's Bolshoi Ballet and Red Army Chorus have scheduled performances in Israel in 1989, according to Victor Freilich, a Soviet-born Israeli impresario. He said in Jerusalem that he has signed up the two groups. The performances would be the ballet's first in Israel and the chorus' first there in at least 20 years, officials said. A spokesman for a visiting Soviet consular delegation confirmed the plans.
SPORTS
May 5, 1989
Alexander Mogilny of the Soviet national hockey team defected Thursday in Stockholm, where the Soviets had won the World Championships, apparently to play in the National Hockey League. Mogilny, 20, a forward, is the first Soviet player to defect. Sergei Priakin, a former national team member, signed with the Calgary Flames in March after the NHL and the Soviet Hockey Federation had reached agreement allowing him to go to Canada. Spokesmen for the NHL and Buffalo Sabres, who hold Mogilny's rights, said they knew nothing of the defection.
SPORTS
April 14, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
The Soviet Union, favored to pick up where it left off after winning the Winter Olympic tournament last year, takes on a young but experienced United States team Saturday in the opening round of the World Ice Hockey Championships. The Soviets haven't lost to the United States since the 1980 Winter Olympics, the "Miracle on Ice" in Lake Placid, N.Y. In the last three Worlds, they have outscored the U.S. by a combined 37-7 score in four games. The Soviets, who lost the last world championship to Sweden two years ago in Vienna, have yet another advantage going into the opener against Team USA. Except for rebel defenseman Viacheslav Fetisov, who was recalled to the team late last month after being axed after an argument with national Coach Viktor Tikhonov earlier in the season, the Soviets have been together all season long.
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