All across the territory of the former Soviet Union and in many other nations around the world, March 8 is a very significant occasion – a national holiday to mark International Women's Day. The athletes in the Women's Hockey League, however, must focus on the forthcoming playoffs, so for most of them the special day was no holiday, but a day of intense physical training in preparation for the all-important knockout stage.
With this in mind, the WHL ensured that the players, after their strenuous exertions, were nonetheless showered with traditional Women's Day gifts – beautiful bouquets of flowers and a hockey-themed cake.
On this, International Women's Day, all at the Kontinental Hockey League, from Bratislava to Vladivostok, from Sochi to Helsinki, would like to express their sincerest congratulations to all the women and girls, ladies and lasses, mothers and grandmothers, daughters and sisters, nieces and aunts, wives and girlfriends, partners and colleagues, friends and relatives, nearest and dearest, and of course, hockey fans and players of the Fairer Sex on this special day of the year.
Happy Women's Day from the KHL!
In the early hours of the morning of Wednesday, the 28th of February, 2018, or to be precise, 05.31 Moscow time, the descent module from the Soyuz MS-06 manned spacecraft made a successful landing in the Kazakh steppe. Accompanying the spacemen on their journey back from orbit were two priceless artefacts – a miniature replica of the Gagarin Cup trophy and a KHL puck dedicated to this 10th-anniversary season of the League.
The Kontinental Hockey League is to participate once again in the annual Licensing World Russia exhibition, which features the bearers of the rights to the most popular and successful Russian and foreign brands. The exhibition runs from the 27th of February to the 1st March, 2018, and his held at Crocus Expo, Moscow's famous inernational exhibition center.
On Thursday, the 15th of February, 2018, a set of special postage stamp dedicated to the Kontinental Hockey League went on sale. The Central Post Office in Moscow marked the occasion by hosting a first-day-cancellation ceremony for the unique stamps.