Magnitka's winning beginning; Admiral blockades Barys. August 12 preseason round-up14 August 2017, 15:00
Dinamo Riga 3
Dinamo Minsk 5
Dinamo Minsk edged into the play-off places with a win against its namesake from Riga.
Andrei Stepanov led the way with the opening two goals, both assisted by Alexei Kalyuzhny, as the Belarusians took control early on.
But the middle session saw Riga hit back: Mikelis Redlihs and Tim Sestito tied the scores before Ryan Vesce put the visitor back in front in the 37th minute.
Matt Ellision got his 20th goal of the season to make it 4-2 early in the third and Kalyuzhny added an empty net strike after Gunars Skvorcovs pulled one back for Riga.