Vladislav Shalimov and Yuri Silnitskiy are candidates for the Ukrainian National Team
The Hockey Federation of Ukraine has initiated the naturalization process for two more hockey players from the Hockey Club “Donbass”.
Following Yevgeniy Belukhin, the government of Ukraine has received the request to provide Ukrainian citizenship to Yuri Silnitskiy and Vladislav Shalimov.
Both players are considered as potentially supporting the Ukrainian National Team, who will attempt to get a ticket to the World Hockey Elite this season. HC “Donbass” provide their support to the National Hockey Federation in the naturalization process of the hockey players.
Remember that both players were involved with HC “Donbass” the last season. Twenty-year-old Yuri Silnitskiy was in the roster of the main team and played 16 matches in the Regular season of the KHL Championship and Nineteen-year-old Vladislav Shalimov 3 matches (plus 1 match in the “Nadezhda Cup” Championship). Also both players helped the team “Donbass-2” defend the title of the Ukrainian Champions last season.
Translated by Anastasia Kurilenko