Arseny Gritsyuk: “Winning is like candies for kids”
The star of the new issue of the “Shift 2.0” column is the young Avangard leader Arseny Gritsyuk. In 52 KHL games he scored 38 (22+16) points and got called up to the Russian National Team for the Olympics in Beijing, where in five games he scored 3 (1+2) points, and in the semi-finals against Team Sweden, it was his shootout that led Team Russia to the gold medal game.
Dmitry Rashevsky: “When you go out on the ice, you experience something inc
The star of the new issue of the “Shift 2.0” column is Dmitry Rashevsky, a rising star for Dynamo Moscow. He’s having a great second season in the League: 35 (19+16) points in 48 games and a spot among the top ten snipers in the KHL season.
Prokhor Poltapov: “The most important thing in hockey is go and give it all
In the second issue of our “Shift 2.0” column, 18-year-old CSKA’s forward Prokhor Poltapov told KHL.ru about the transition to the professional level and why he considers character to be the most important aspect of his game.
Matvei Michkov: “We play for the fans, and they want to see a show”
The star of today’s issue of the Shift 2.0 column is Russia’s hottest prospect – Matvei Michkov. His year was a fantastic one, with his KHL debut with SKA aged just 16, a double potted at his third pro game, a lacrosse-style goal with the Russian national team, and a Team Russia record for the youngest player and the youngest goal scorer beating nothing less than Alex Ovechkin. The WJC is about to start on Dec 26, and Michkov will take part in the tournament.
Imports: Darren Dietz
In the KHL 2021-2022 season, the Imports project gives foreign hockey players the opportunity to try on unexpected characters and rethink stereotypes associated with Russian history and culture. This clip with CSKA’s newly signed defenseman Darren Dietz was shot when he was still representing Barys Nur-Sultan.
Icecast 2.0, Episode 8: KHL on ESPN+ October Preview
The KHL has struck two landmark streaming rights deals--ESPN+ and Portable.tv--that make games available to audiences around the globe. Icecast 2.0 host Gillian Kemmerer previews three of the games on the ESPN+ schedule this October, providing context on where the teams currently stand, players to watch and much more.
Icecast 2.0, Episode 7: KHL Watch Guide
If you are new to the KHL, Icecast 2.0 host Gillian Kemmerer provides a crash course into the structure of the league, its rivalries and unique cultures. From the sheer geographic expanse of the league to roster composition and names to watch, prepare for the 2021-22 season with this quick introduction. What else would you like to know? Drop us a hint on social media and we will be sure to include it in a future episode of Icecast.
Icecast 2.0, Episode 6: Valeri Kamensky
Valeri Kamensky is one of the busiest executives in Russian hockey. A member of the KHL Board of Directors, vice president of Spartak Moscow and chairman of the league disciplinary committee, he has dedicated his post-playing career to a sport that he calls “his life.”
Icecast 2.0, Episode 5: Lawrence Pilut, Ivan Morozov
The Sochi Hockey Open is one of the most highly-anticipated events of KHL preseason. Several of the traditionally toughest teams in the league—including reigning champions Avangard Omsk—descend on the shores of the Black Sea to flex their new acquisitions, line combinations and much more.
Icecast 2.0, Episode 3: Ted Suihkonen, Mike Pelino
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Director of Player Development Ted Suihkonen and Metallurg Magnitogorsk Assistant Coach Mike Pelino join the third episode of Icecast 2.0, hosted by Gillian Kemmerer. With a background in neuroscience and a hidden musical talent, Suihkonen has been a major factor in Loko’s rebuild after tragedy struck the franchise in 2011. He discusses the success of his youngsters and approach to getting hockey players into the “flow state” to maximize their creativity and confidence.
Icecast 2.0, Episode 2: Noora Räty, Jari Kurri
Four-time Olympic goaltender Noora Räty and Hall-of-Famer Jari Kurri join the Finnish legends episode of Icecast 2.0, hosted by Gillian Kemmerer. Räty has competed for the star-studded KRS Shenzhen Vanke Rays for several seasons, and won Russia's women's league title last March. She discusses her experiences in the WHL, reality tv show adventures and a miraculous recovery from injury this winter.
Icecast 2.0, Episode 1: Slava Fetisov & Bob Hartley
Welcome to the new season of Icecast, the official podcast of the KHL! We could not be more excited to bring you stories from across the six countries and eight time zones that comprise the Kontinental Hockey League. Be sure to hit subscribe so that you never miss an episode, and don’t forget to connect with us on social media.