Laika selected for 2016 World Championship
The presentation of the official mascot took place at the evening show “Vecherny Urgent” on Channel One. The guests of the show were the Vladislav Tretiak, the President of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia who was heading the selection committee of the mascot competition, and two-time world champion and former national team captain Alexei Morozov.
The official mascot of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship was selected by members of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia (FHR).
The other finalists were “Kot Matros” (Sailor Cat), “Samovar Dyumok” (Vaporing Samovar) and “Russki Bogatyr” (Russian Giant).
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