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Sorokin Heading To Worlds

Ilya Sorokin named to Team Russia for 2017 IIHF World Championship

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Ilya Sorokin has been named to the Russia Men's National Team for the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championship taking place from May 5-21 in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. 

This is the second World Championship for the 21-year-old, who won bronze with Team Russia last year. Sorokin also won a silver medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship. Sorokin also played four games for Russia in the Euro Hockey Tour this season. 

Sorokin, the Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall), posted a 25-7-6 record for CSKA Moscow this season, with a 1.61 goals-against average, a .929 save percentage and five shutouts. 

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was also named to the Russian National Team. Current NHL players Artemi Panarin (Chicago), Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay), Vladislav Namestnikov (Tampa Bay) and Ivan Provorov (Philadelphia) were also named to Team Russia. 

Russia will play in Group A, opening the tournament on Friday, May 5 against Sweden. 

Russia Schedule: 

Fri. May 5 - Russia vs. Sweden - 10:15 a.m. est
Sun. May 7 - Russia vs. Italy - 6:15 a.m. est
Mon. May 8 - Russia vs. Germany - 10:15 a.m. est
Thurs. May 11 - Russia vs. Denmark - 10:15 a.m. est
Sat. May 13 - Russia vs. Slovakia - 10:15 a.m. est
Mon. May 15 - Russia vs. Latvia - 2:15 p.m. est
Tues. May 16 - Russia vs. USA - 10:15 a.m. est

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