South Korea: Fans celebrate as OAR reaches hockey final for first time in two decades

Igor (right) from Vladivostok: «Our girls also won a gold medal and silver [in women's singles figure skating].» Grigoriy: «Indeed together with the figure skaters our [hockey] team has given a huge gift to the whole country and we are so grateful!» Elated fans celebrated the Olympic Athletes from Russia’s (OAR) 3-0 victory against the Czech Republic in Gangneung on Friday, sending them... Еще through to the men’s ice hockey finals of the 2018 Winter Olympics. This will be the first time Russians will play the finals in 20 years. President of the Russian Hockey Federation and a three times gold medallist Vladislav Tretyak compared the a match to a game in the 1998 Nagano Olympics, when the Czech Republic won. He said that the rematch was a «great success for our hockey team», as they came out triumphant. The OAR are set to play against the winner of Germany-Canada on Sunday. Fans of the OAR celebrated the historic win with Tretyak congratulating the team for its «powerful performance.»

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