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IIHF head René Fasel may visit Minsk in September

President of the International Ice Hockey Federation Rene Fasel plans to visit Minsk in September, said representative of Belarus in the IIHF Council, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation Sergei Goncharov in an interview with the Federation's press service.

According to Sergei Goncharov Rene Fasel plans to attend matches of the Olympic qualification tournament in Minsk. The tournament will take place at Minsk Arena from 1 to 4 September.

President of the International Ice Hockey Federation last time visited Minsk for the 2014 IIHF World Championship. 

"In fact, we have repeatedly discussed with Rene Fasel his possible visit to Minsk. And now there is such a magnificent occasion - the final of the Olympic qualification. Rene loves Minsk and he spoke at the last Council of the IIHF that he is happily waiting for his arrival in Belarus," said Sergey Goncharov.

Sergey Goncharov believes that the home arena will help the Belarusian team fight against rivals, even such strong teams as Denmark. He invited fans to come to Minsk Arena to support the team and help it get to the Olympic Games 2018 in South Korea.

IIHF head René Fasel may visit Minsk in September