Winter sun — the KHL week in review
The weather in Russia is taking a wintry turn, so it was the perfect time for the KHL to head to Dubai for the latest instalment of the World Games. Closer to home, veteran coach Vladimir Krikunov is back in the game: the 71-year-old took over behind the bench at Dinamo Riga.
Dubai to host KHL World Games between Avangard and Ak Bars on December 3
On October 17, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the United Arab Emirates between the Kontinental Hockey League, Avangard hockey club, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and Dubai Sports Council. The parties agreed to develop ice hockey in the UAE, with the Dubai Ice Show the first step towards achieving the goal.
KHL.cards, exclusive NFT tokens, to launch on the Binance NFT marketplace
KHL.cards will be the first large-scale project that connects the hockey and cryptocurrency industries. Digital asset owners and sports fans will be able to purchase exclusive KHL NFT cards, earn internal tokens through staking*, and become players in the first sports system on GameFi.
KHL Closing Ceremony – Hawks fly high, Dynamo duo strikes again
The KHL’s traditional end-of-season showcase was back in style at the Barvikha Luxury Village concert hall near Moscow on June 8. After having to miss out last year, the league was delighted to be able to once again put on a gala evening to celebrate the top performers from the 2020-2021 campaign.
The KHL announces its 2020 award-winners
As a result of the cancellation of the closing stages of the campaign, the League decided to change the usual procedures for determining the winners in both team and individual categories. Several prizes, normally awarded wholly or partially on the basis of performance in the playoffs, had to be suspended. However, in accordance with the KHL’s sporting regulations, the winners of the following prizes can be determined based on the results of the regular season.
Michael Garnett: ‘Russia was my second chance’
The KHL continues its series of interviews with players who made a big impact during their time in the league. The star of today’s show is Canadian goalie Michael Garnett, noted for his time at MVD, Dynamo Moscow, Traktor, Slovan and Medvescak. In total, he played nine seasons in the KHL.
Pirnes: ‘If I hadn’t played with Mozyakin, I wouldn’t have set records!’
KHL.ru continues to unearth the stories of some of the most notable achievements in the history of the league. The latest edition focuses on Esa Pirnes, a Finnish forward who played just one season in the KHL, but who used that time to set a record that stands to this day.
Hitting the heights – the KHL World Games in Davos
Monday’s match-up in Switzerland, 1,600m above sea level, was a high spot in every sense of the word. On the ice, a pulsating Green Derby battle between Salavat Yulaev and Ak Bars delivered all the high-octane thrills associated with the best of the KHL. Off it, both the clubs and the league made new friends and were able to showcase the high levels of organization and professionalism to be found in KHL arenas from Belarus to Beijing.