Finns end Russia’s winning streak
Russia suffered its first defeat in this season’s Euro Hockey Tour, producing a stuttering performance on defense in a disappointing loss against Finland. Goals from Dinamo Riga-bound Jere Karjalainen and Jokerit newbie Teemu Turunen led the way, while Metallurg’s Juho Olkinuora backstopped the Leijonat to victory.
Russia’s perfect 10, Host rallies to beat Finland
Team Russia remains undefeated in this season’s Euro Hockey Tour after kicking off the final stage in Prague with victory over Sweden. That makes it 10 wins from 10 games in the competition so far. SKA forwards Anton Burdasov and Vladislav Kamenev led the scoring with two goals apiece as Valery Bragin’s team enjoyed an encouraging win barely a week before the start of the 2021 World Championship in Riga.
Russia wins again. Beijer Hockey Games Review
The Red Machine’s march continues relentlessly as Team Russia won all three games at the Euro Hockey Tour’s Sweden stage — it’s the ninth straight win for the Russians, who had Igor Larionov commanding the operations from the bench for the second time this season. Team Sweden claimed second place on home soil, while Finland and the Czech Republic closed the standings with two points each.
Chibrikov’s goal seals Russian triumph
Russia secured top spot at the Beijer Hockey Games as teenage sensation Nikita Chibrikov potted his first international goal in a big win over the Czech Republic. The Red Machine remains undefeated in Euro Hockey Tour action this season, and finished first in Malmo.
Eight straight wins for Russia
Russia earned its eighth consecutive victory of the Euro Hockey Tour, a feat all the more remarkable for the wide range of players called upon by the national team this season. Saturday’s victory over Sweden in Malmo was perhaps the toughest yet, with the Red Machine inching over the line in a shoot-out after absorbing intense pressure in a 1-1 tie.
Russia’s youngsters win the Karjala Cup, Amirov writes a new record
With a third win in three games, Russia’s young guns shot down all-comers in the opening phase of the Euro Hockey Tour. A 3-0 victory over the Czech Republic secured the Karjala Cup for Igor Larionov’s juniors. The Czechs finished second, while the evening game saw host nation Finland take on Sweden in a battle to avoid last place.
The youngest championship — KHL kids set new records
One of the highlights of the current season has been the increasing influence of young players in the KHL. It’s often been observed that the unique circumstances surrounding this season have given an opportunity for the next generation to show that it is ready to play at the highest level. Young players are getting a chance not just to play, but to take a leading role. And they are taking that chance.
Russia’s youngsters thrash Finland
The first international action of the season took place in Helsinki on Thursday, and Russia’s decision to send a junior roster to the Karjala Cup was fully vindicated by a big win for Igor Larionov’s team. Earlier in the day, the Czech Republic beat Sweden 3-1 in its first game since the death of head coach Milos Riha in the summer.
Russia celebrates Winter Classic, Sweden wins Channel 1 Cup
In front of 67,877 fans in St. Petersburg, Russia finished off its Channel 1 Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Finland. However, that was not quite enough to clinch the trophy; Sweden’s 3-1 success against the Czechs saw the Tre Kronor lift the prize.
Russia edges Czechs in shoot-out, Finnish goalie scores on Sweden
Russia became the first team to defeat the Czech Republic in this season’s Euro Hockey Tour, taking a 4-3 verdict after a shoot-out in Moscow. The Czechs now share the overall lead in the tour with Finland, which crushed Sweden 5-1 in a game that brought a goal for netminder Frans Tuohimaa. The results mean that all four teams have a chance of winning the Channel 1 Cup in tomorrow’s games.
Swedes drop Russia in Moscow, Sedlak leads Czechs to victory
The opening day of the Channel 1 Cup saw Russia rocked in the first period of its game against Sweden. The visitor jumped to a 3-0 lead before the Red Machine revved up; the second and third periods were more encouraging for Alexei Kudashov’s men but the game ended in a 3-4 loss. It was the same scoreline in Plzen where the Czech Republic took down Finland in overtime. Traktor’s Lukas Sedlak scored twice to get the win for the Czechs.
Russia edges Sweden in a shoot-out
Russia picked up its first win of the season, overcoming Sweden in a shoot-out after a high-scoring clash at the Karjala Cup. But, once again, the Red Machine misfired at times, falling short at the end of regulation in a game that it led from early on. After tying 4-4, it took a Nikita Soshnikov penalty shot to win it in the shoot-out.
Russia beaten in Karjala Cup opener
Alexei Kudashov’s first game as head coach of Team Russia ended in a narrow loss to World Champion Finland at the start of this year’s Euro Hockey Tour. The teams met in Helsinki in the first game of the Karjala Cup, with the host getting the verdict by the odd goal in seven.
Russia takes Euro Hockey Tour crown
The final weekend of Euro Hockey Tour action ended on a high note for Russia. A 4-1 win against the Czech Republic in Brno put some gloss on a season that saw the team come out on top across the four stages of Europe’s strongest international tournament. Sweden’s Sunday afternoon victory over Finland, the last team that could challenge Russia, secured top spot for Ilya Vorobyov and his team – and the evening game against the Czech hosts ensured a winning finish.
Russia wraps up with a win
The final day of Eurotour action in Stockholm saw Russia defeat the Czech Republic 3-1 and secure second place. Two goals from Andrei Kuzmenko made the difference in a clash with the tournament winner. In the other game, Finland claimed a shoot-out verdict over Sweden after a 4-4 tie.