The KHL returns with the Opening Cup match in Moscow!
As tradition dictates, last year’s Gagarin Cup finalists clash to kick off the new season. Both sides have high expectations for the upcoming campaign, with CSKA losing his starting goalie and Metallurg signing one of the top imports available on the market – Eddie Pasquale. However, in the pre-season, the teams had different paths: Metallurg lost its home tournament to regional rivals Traktor Chelyabinsk, while CSKA triumphed at the Mayor of Moscow Cup defeating Kunlun Red Star in the final.
SKIF faces Vanke Rays in Women’s final
The WHL final gets underway in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday, with KRS Vanke Rays back for its third successive appearance in the decisive series. This time, SKIF provides the opposition for the Chinese franchise, with the Nizhny Novgorod team making its first appearance in a playoff final.