Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod has emerged victorious in the final of the Steel Cup tournament against HC Kosice in Trinec, Czech Republic, after fighting back from a 1-3 deficit to seal a 4-3 triumph via the shootout. Carl Klingberg, Evgeny Mozer and Vadim Khomitsky were on target for Peteris Skudra’s team in regulation before Vladimir Galuzin’s successful shot in the shootout clinched a thrilling 4-3 victory. 

Previously in the tournament, Torpedo had defeated two of Kosice’s fellow Czech teams in regulation time, winning 5-2 against Vítkovice Steel of Ostrava and 4-3 versus the hosts, Ocelari (“Steelworkers”) of Trinec.