Lithuanian Ice Hockey Team Starts World Championship With Strong Lineup

Lithuanian national hockey team starts the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships division I group B tournament in Kaunas, Lithuania on Sunday, with the strongest lineup in its history including two former National Hockey League (NHL) stars Darius Kasparaitis and Dainius Zubrus for the first time.

Kaunas, Lithuania's second biggest city, hosts the 2018 IIHF ice hockey world championship division I group B tournament starting on Sunday.

Lithuania's national ice hockey team attending the tournament has already been named "dream team" due to its strongest lineup in the country's history.

For the first time, Lithuania's both former NHL stars Darius Kasparaitis and Dainius Zubrus will play for the national team.

The Lithuanian national hockey team is headed by German coach Bernd Haake and Canadian George Kingston who formerly was a coach of the Canadian national men's ice hockey team.

The Lithuanian team hopes to win the tournament and make it to the next stage in the world championship, division I group A.

During the tournament, the Lithuanian team will face the national teams of Croatia, Ukraine, Japan, Romania and Estonia.

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Reported by: Xinhua Net