Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Strike Affects ICE

The Canadian Foreign Service strike in Moscow is affecting Russian hockey players including the Kootenay ICE recent import selection Rinat Valiev.
Russian players are facing face weeks-long delays receiving the visas necessary for them to settle in Canada and play in the CHL.

Valiev played in the USHL last year and has a U.S. passport but cannot enter Canada yet.
ICE GM Jeff Chynoweth says he is cleared to play for the ICE and hoped the visa situation is finalized as soon as possible.