1 Sep, Thu

Moscow (19:00)

2 Sep, Fri

Ekaterinburg (17:00)

2 Sep, Fri

Chelyabinsk (17:00)

2 Sep, Fri

Mytishchi (19:00)

2 Sep, Fri

Sochi (19:30)

3 Sep, Sat

Moscow (13:00)

3 Sep, Sat

Balashikha (14:00)

3 Sep, Sat

Minsk (16:30)

3 Sep, Sat

Saint Petersburg (17:00)

3 Sep, Sat

Moscow (17:00)

3 Sep, Sat

Nizhny Novgorod (18:00)

4 Sep, Sun

Ekaterinburg (14:30)

4 Sep, Sun

Chelyabinsk (14:30)

4 Sep, Sun

Mytishchi (17:00)

4 Sep, Sun

Sochi (17:00)

5 Sep, Mon

Balashikha (19:00)

5 Sep, Mon

Moscow (19:00)

5 Sep, Mon

Minsk (19:10)

5 Sep, Mon

Moscow (19:30)

5 Sep, Mon

Saint Petersburg (19:30)

Avtomobilist head coach Bill Peters
Both goalies did well today, we had a look at a plenty of young guys. Overall, this was an excellent tournament for us from the point of view of understanding the roster that we have.
Russia U20 coach Oleg Bratash
This was a good try-out for candidates for the juniors. The game gave us some good food for thought.

Second shut-out gives Avangard the edge

SKA St. Petersburg 0 Avangard Omsk 1 (0-0, 0-0, 0-1)

The final game of the tournament proved to be a battle for third place as Avangard faced SKA. Both teams went with their strongest available rosters, with Simon Hrubec replacing Georgy Dubrovsky in the Avangard net. In the first period, he was as busy as his opposite number, Lars Johansson, but as the game went on the Hawks began to take control. The middle frame saw Avangard dominate without finding the breakthrough.

It wasn’t until midway through the third that we saw the game’s only goal. Nail Yakupov won the puck behind the net and slipped out in front, where Dmitry Shevchenko was on hand to score. Late in the game, a penalty on Alexei Emelin enabled SKA to finish with a 6-on-4 line-up. But there was to be no late drama as Avangard secured a second successive shut-out win.

Avangard head coach Bob Hartley
It was another good game for our team. Two shut-outs in a row is a good sign. This was our best game of pre-season. I like the way this team is growing and developing, it’s important that our players understand that we have to be a family and do our best for the whole group.
SKA head coach Valery Bragin
It was a good game from both team, competitive and high-quality. There’s still serious work ahead; the young guys who were away at a tournament with Team Russia are coming back to us. Andrei Kuzmenko has a slight injury, so he only played one game. Today we had a few good chances, we’re putting in the hard work that will pay dividends at the start of the season.

Tournament standings

Teams

P

W

OTW

SOW

SOL

OTL

L

F-A

Pts

1

Traktor

4

3

0

0

0

1

0

14-7

7

2

Avtomobilist

4

0

2

1

0

1

0

12-10

7

3

Avangard

4

3

0

0

0

0

1

11-7

6

4

SKA

4

1

0

0

1

0

2

6-6

3

5

Sochi

4

1

0

0

0

1

2

5-10

3

6

Russia U20

4

0

1

0

0

0

3

5-13

2

Top goalie – Alexander Samonov (SKA);
Top defenseman – Igor Ozhiganov (SKA);
Top forward – Nikita Tertyshny (Traktor);
Tournament MVP – Vitaly Abramov (Traktor).