MOSCOW – Vladislav Tretiak remains President of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia (FHR). He was voted to serve a third four-year term in a duel for presidency with another hockey legend, Vyacheslav Fetisov.
In the election held on Wednesday in Moscow, Tretiak received 125 votes from the delegates, Fetisov 11.
Tretiak, who has also been an IIHF Council member since 2012, first became President of the national body for ice hockey in 2006. During his successful career as a goalkeeper, the player legend won three Olympic gold medals and ten IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship titles with the Soviet national team. He was acknowledged as the best goalkeeper of the century during the IIHF’s 100-year anniversary in 2008.
Tretiak, who is also a parliament member in the Russian State Duma, was the only candidate until last week when Fetisov decided to offer an alternative and challenge Tretiak right before the application deadline. Like his opponent Fetisov, who was once the Minister of Sport in the Russian government, had a successful career as a player. His candidacy marked the start of a series of heated public debates that ended with today’s assembly.
The delegates also decided to rate the federation’s work from 2010 to 2014 satisfactory.
The two biggest goals Tretiak set for his new term is to win the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on home ice in Moscow and St. Petersburg and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games that will be held in PyeongChang, Korea.
Also the new 35-man board of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia was elected that includes: Vladislav Tretiak, Boris Ivanyuzhenkov, Viktor Yevtukhov, Vladimir Aseyev, Vyacheslav Demenshin, Yevgeni Khatsei, Sergei Mendeleyev, Yuri Karandin, Igor Kazikov, Alexander Steblin, Viktor Tikhonov, Alexander Medvedev, Dmitri Kurbatov, Igor Yeremin, Yuri Yakovlev, Gennadi Velichkin, Arkadi Rotenberg, Boris Mayorov, Boris Mikhailov, Vladimir Petrov, Alexander Yakushev, German Skoropupov, Dmitri Yefimov, Vladimir Ulyanov, Shamil Khusnutdinov, Rustem Ishalin, Yuri Nekrasov, Viktor Dotsenko, Nikolai Uryupin, Valeri Fesyuk, Vladimir Shadrin, Alexei Zhamnov, Sergei Fyodorov, Pavel Krashennikov, Sergei Gimayev.