Andy Potts Andy Potts
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Very soon the best KHL players from around the world will come together for the Fonbet All-Star Week. But the first choice of who will be involved is down to the fans! The fan poll to select four teams for the 2022 event is already underway at https://www.allstarweek.com/ . This year, the four teams will represent Russia, Eurasia, North America and Scandinavia. They will face-off in Chelyabinsk on the weekend of Jan. 15 and 16, contesting the Skill Show and a 3-on-3 tournament. It’s a great chance for the elite to show off their talents at a true festival of hockey.

The 2022 Fonbet All-Star Game has an updated concept. Instead of players representing their divisions, fans are asked to select one goalie, one defenseman and two forwards for each of the four geographical regions. Team Russia, not surprisingly, will be comprised exclusively of Russian players, Team North America brings together our Canadian and American imports, Team Scandinavia will feature players from Denmark, Sweden and Finland, while all other nations in the KHL family – from France to China – will join Team Eurasia.

The schedule for the All-Star Weekend is changing as well. On the Saturday, the first part of the Skill Show will be interspersed with the semi-final games in that 3-on-3 tournament. The following day will bring the culmination of both contests: the remaining Skill Show events and the medal games in the tournament. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll learn who is the fastest skater in the KHL, who has the hardest shot, whose penalty shot can capture the imagination and much more.

KHL President Alexei Morozov:
- After the 2020 Fonbet KHL All-Star Game in Moscow we put in some serious work to devise a new sporting concept. Our working party looked at many different ideas before opting for a contest between our geographical regions. We have many classy players from many different countries in our league and we want to show that the KHL is not just Russia, but the whole world. We are sure that this new concept will be a big success – now, players from your favorite club can appear on any team at the All-Star Game.

Each fan can vote just once. To place a vote, just follow these simple steps:
- Log in via one of your social media accounts.
- On the hockey rink, simply start typing the name of your chosen player under the silhouette for the appropriate position.
- A drop-down menu will appear, enabling you to quickly pick out your chosen player. You can fill one vacancy, or all of them, or anything in between. When you have made your choice, click the “Vote” button at the bottom of the form.

Your vote will be counted and added to the overall tally, which is updated hourly.

The fan vote runs until Nov. 21, after which accredited media representatives for the 2021/22 season will make their choice. The remaining spots will be filled by the KHL. Each team will have two goalies, nine skaters and two coaches. The final rosters will be unveiled one month before the start of the All-Star Weekend on Dec. 14, 2021.

The three rounds of selection will generate 44 players. The top player from the Junior Hockey League Challenge Cup game will automatically join team Russia.

Andy Potts Andy Potts
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