Midday today, the 19th of December, was the final deadline for the journalists’ vote to select the second lines and goaltenders for Team Ozolins and Team Fedorov, who will do battle in Riga in the fourth Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game.
Over the last two weeks the voting has been a thrilling contest between the media representatives, and here you can see the final selections for Team Ozolins and Team Fedorov:
Vitaly Koval (Torpedo)
Other nominees were: Jakub Stepanek (SKA), Kevin Lalande (Dinamo Minsk), Chris Holt (Dinamo Riga).
Dmitry Kalinin (SKA), Janne Niskala (Atlant)
Other nominees were: Kirill Koltsov (SKA), Karel Pilar (Lev).
Sergei Shirokov (CSKA), Tony Martensson (SKA), Mikhail Anisin (Vityaz)
Other nominees were: Artemy Panarin (Vityaz), Zbynek Irgl (Dinamo Minsk), Leo Komarov (Dynamo Moscow), Jon Mirasty (Vityaz).
Michael Garnett (Traktor)
Only the last day of voting has given him a slight advantage over Karri Ramo (Avangard).
Kevin Dallman (Barys), Alexander Ryazantsev (Traktor)
Other nominees were: Martin Skoula (Avangard), Deron Quint (Traktor).
Alexander Radulov (Salavat Yulaev), Vladimir Tarasenko (Sibir), Roman Cervenka (Avangard)
The only other nominee, Petr Vrana of Amur, finished distant fourth, receiving only one third of Cervenka’s vote.