Magnitka's winning beginning; Admiral blockades Barys. August 12 preseason round-up14 August 2017, 15:00
To mark the end of the ninth week’s play of the sixth season of the KHL Championship, the League has rewarded the best players of the week in four categories:
– Best goaltender was Vasily Koshechkin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), thanks to two shut-outs in three appearances, a save percentage of 98.99 and a goals against average of 0.33;
– Best defenseman was Maxim Berezin (Neftekhimik), who took 3 points (2+1) from three games and finished the week at a +3;
– Best forward was Jan Kovar (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), with an impressive haul of 7 points (2+5) from three outings;
– Best rookie was Torpedo’s 19-year-old forward, Daniil Zharkov, who scored the winning goal for his team on the road at Nizhnekamsk.