Irbe backs out of World Championship

  • 2006-04-18
  • By TBT staff
Latvia's star ice-hockey goalie Arturs Irbe has resigned from playing in next month's World Championship, Latvia's TV3 reported.

According to team coach Pjotrs Vorobjovs, the decision was made due to Irbe's serious knee injury. However, TV3 reported that, according to unofficial sources, Irbe's main reason for not playing was the presence of former coach Leonids Beresnevs.