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Kings goalie steps up with Ukrainian National Team

Dmytro Kubrytskyi wasn’t overly busy on Monday, but he made some big saves when he was called upon.

The goaltender that will rejoin the Kings at the end of the month wrapped up the ‘Hockey Can’t Stop Tour’ with the Ukrainian U25 National Team on Monday with another solid performance. He made 12 saves in 40 minutes played and didn’t allow a goal as Team Ukraine went on to a 5-1 win over the University of Manitoba Bisons.

In two previous games on the tour, Kubrytskyi made 49 saves and looked excellent. Doug Hedley had this to say previously about Dymtro playing with his national team.

“Very gratifying to see Dmytro excel at that level,” said Hedley. “We knew he could play based on his practices over the last three weeks; however, raising the level of play against a few  USports teams is really exciting. We are looking forward to getting him back at the end of January.”

Dmytro is now off to Lake Placid with the team for the 2023 FISU World University Games that start later this week. The team’s first game is on Thursday against Team Canada.