Russian Junior Team Accused of Using Performance Enhancers

Published April 1, 2023 at 2:14 PM

The ongoing issue of doping in Russian sports persists, as recent reports reveal that players from the prominent Russian junior hockey team, Tolpar, have tested positive for banned substances.

Multiple Players on Russian Junior Team Implicated in Doping Scandal

"'SE' has learned that several 'Tolpar' players tested positive for doping during the MHL playoffs," - Sport-Express.ru.

The MHL is Russia's top junior league, and Tolpar serves as a feeder team for the KHL's Salavat Ufa. This season, Tolpar reached the MHL playoff semi-finals but lost in a best-of-five series against Omsk in four games.

The report does not disclose the exact number of players involved or the specific substances detected in the tests. Nevertheless, the report notes that those found to have used banned substances could face suspensions lasting up to four years.

Tolpar's team consists of players between the ages of 16 and 20, and it seems that none of the current members have been drafted by NHL teams.

As reported on Markerzone - Positive Doping Tests Emerge for Several Members of Premier Russian Junior Hockey Team
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Russian Junior Team Accused of Using Performance Enhancers

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