Magnitka's winning beginning; Admiral blockades Barys. August 12 preseason round-up14 August 2017, 15:00
To mark the end of the sixteenth 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 Evgeny Ivannikov (Admiral), who in two games recorded two wins, one shutout, a save percentage of 93.90 and a goals against average of 1.92;
– Best defenseman was Andrei Zubarev (Salavat Yulaev), who took 3 points (1+2) from two outings and finished the week at a +3;
– Best forward was Artemy Panarin (SKA), who scored five goals just two appearances and merited a +3 for the week;
– Best rookie for the second time this season was 18-year-old Metallurg Novokuznetsk goalie Ilya Sorokin, with a SV% of .974 and a GAA of 0.72 from two games.