Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Valeri Bragin, Russia

By Ken McKenna

At last year’s World Junior Championship, the Russian squad coached by Valeri Bragin started that tournament somewhat tentatively before going on to stun Canada in the gold medal game.  At the 2012 WJC so far, Team Russia with Bragin at the helm seems to be kicking into gear at just the right time as they try to defend their junior hockey title.

Bragin spoke with the media following Russia‘s 14-0 defeat of Latvia, setting up a New Year’s Eve showdown with Sweden.