Four of the League’s teams were in action on Saturday in three friendly games, two at venues in Russia and one in the Czech Republic.
Amur Khabarovsk played host to Japan’s national team for the second day running and celebrated a second victory. The visitors’ defensemen were not as generous as in Friday’s encounter, when the fans were treated to a 5-1 triumph by the home side, but Daniil Stalnov scored twice and Vyacheslav Litovchenko added another to give Amur a 3-0 win.
There was another rematch of a Friday fixture in the Russian capital, with CSKA hoping for a repeat of the previous night’s 5-1 demolition of HC Sochi. The Army Men once again emerged victorious, but spirited resistance from Sochi forced the Muscovites to settle for a modest 2-1 win. Semyon Koshelev and Jan Mursak scored for the home side with Andre Petersson replying for the visitors.
In the Czech Republic, Avtomobilist of Yekaterinburg recorded the day’s most convincing victory, inflicting a 5-0 defeat on their hosts, HC Plzen. Alexander Pankov recorded a double, and there was a goal each from Alexei Dostoynov, Igor Velichkin and Anatoly Golyshev.