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Vladislav Tretyak, former ice hockey player and President of Russia's Hockey Federation (Mikhail Voskresensky For The Globe and Mail)
Vladislav Tretyak, former ice hockey player and President of Russia's Hockey Federation (Mikhail Voskresensky For The Globe and Mail)

In a battle of Russian hockey greats Tretiak beats Fetisov for Federation presidency Add to ...

Vladislav Tretiak has won a contest between two Russian ice hockey greats to be re-elected as president of the national federation.

Soviet-era goaltender Tretiak, who is close to the country’s influential Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, defeated Viacheslav Fetisov by 125 votes to 11 at the federation conference on Wednesday.

Tretiak wins a third consecutive four-year term in a position he has held since 2006, despite the federation coming in for criticism after Russia’s defeat in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympics.

He is a longtime proponent of allowing fewer foreign players at Russian clubs so that local prospects get more ice time.

Fetisov, a multiple Olympic, world, and Stanley Cup champion defenceman, has accused Tretiak of allowing Russia’s youth hockey development to wither, and backed a more liberal approach to foreign players to help clubs compete internationally.

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