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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Stars Bid Farewell To Fetisov




About a dozen Soviet hockey veterans are slated to take on the Russian All-Star team Saturday at Moscow's Sokolniki Ice Palace to pay tribute to Vyacheslav Fetisov in his farewell game.


The 40-year-old defenseman, who won numerous world and Olympic titles for the Soviet Union in the late 1970s and '80s -- as well as two straight Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings -- recently announced his retirement from hockey.


He is playing in his last official tournament this week -- the annual Spartak Cup.


Fetisov led the All-Stars to a 10-4 thrashing of Norway's national team Thursday to move into the semifinals with Russian champion Ak Bars Kazan on Friday.


In the other semifinal, the hosts, Spartak Moscow, squared off against Metallurg Magnitogorsk, which still finished atop the group despite losing 4-1 to Ak Bars in its last game.


The score enabled Ak Bars and Magnitogorsk to advance to the semifinals on a better goal differential, leaving CSKA Moscow out of the competition.


The army team, which beat Ak Bars 5-2 but lost to Magnitogorsk 5-1, could do nothing as their opponents finished with favorable results for both.