To mark the end of the third week’s play of the eighth season of the Championship, The Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories. 


Best goaltender of the week was Riku Helenius (Jokerit), with two wins, including one shutout, from two games on the road. Riku’s unbeaten spell during the week stretched to 106 minutes and 28 seconds. 

Best defenseman was Michal Kempny (Avangard), with 3 points (1+2) from three outings and a +4 for the week; 

Best forward was Brandon Kozun (Jokerit), with a haul of 7 points (3+4) from three appearances and a +6 for the week. Brandon took points from every game and hit a double against Admiral; 

Best rookie was 21-year-old Ugra defenseman Oleg Pogorishny, who helped his team to victory in all three games, recording an average ice time of 18 minutes and 2 seconds and a positive plus/minus in each game.