This was already Dinamo’s second game of the summer, following a shoot-out loss to another VHL team, Neftyanik, on Wednesday. That game featured a record-breaking shoot-out, with the teams needing 38 attempts before settling the outcome.
On Friday, though, Dinamo looked much stronger. The roster was closer to full strength, with goalie Kristers Gudlevskis back on duty alongside captain Lauris Darzins and imports Carter Ashton, David Ullstrom and Kristoffer Berglund. Each of the imports made a contribution to the win. Ashton opened the scoring in the game, Ullstrom had an assist on the second goal and Berglund led the scoring with three points. Darzins, too, was on the mark with a goal and two assists.
Dinamo Riga 6 Saryarka Karaganda 1 (3-0, 2-1, 1-0)
Goals: 1-0 Ashton (Berglund, 3:07); 2-0 MacMillan (Ullstrom, 9:03); 3-0 Gegeris (Meija, 13:31); 4-0 Berglund (Darzins, Redlihs, 26:24); 4-1 Borisevich (Nurgliyev, 36:16); 5-1 Darzins (39:54, PP); 6-1 Berglund (Sotnieks, Darzins, 43:28)
Goalies: Gudlevskis - Reizvikh