Hockey may have healed the young Ukrainians’ wounds in the last two weeks, but despite the great moments they had in Quebec, it was difficult for the young team members to completely forget what is happening in their country.
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“It’s hard for them to stay positive all the time because they always think about what’s happening at home, they have their loved ones in mind who are struggling,” noted Evgheniy Pysarenko, the training’s head coach.
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Pysarenko also spoke of a very touching moment that happened on Thursday. For a rare time, goalkeeper Matvii Kulish was able to talk to his father, who is currently in charge.
“It was very emotional,” said the formation’s head coach.
A minute of conversation
The Skype call didn’t last long, said Quebec team manager Sean Bérubé.
The team was then at Laval University’s PEPS and NBC television network cameras were present for a report that will air Sunday night.
For security reasons, they recorded the discussion, which was limited to one minute.
Young Kulish waited in front of his computer for about forty minutes to exchange a few words with his father.
“Everyone cried,” said Mr. Bérubé on Saturday, still touched by that moment.
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