Veterans set records, youngsters make their mark — the KHL week in review
In a busy week of KHL action we’ve seen an appearance landmark, a new hat-trick king, the first scorer from 2005 and two goalies making shut-out debuts. That’s in addition to two sensational saves, a new country on the KHL map and SKA remaining unbeaten.
Avtomobilist, Spartak get top performance from top players. Top imports
Patrik Rybar and Brooks Macek had a phenomenal start of the season, while Robin Press and Libor Sulak confirmed their status as top blueliners. Kunlun Red Star’s new players started their adaptation to the league, and Nick Ebert returned to the KHL on a positive note. KHL.ru presents the best players from each country.
It all starts this week ... — the KHL week in review
KHL season #15 starts on Thursday, so last week was all about the final preparations. The last tournaments of the summer brought trophies for CSKA, Traktor, SKA and Neftekhimik, while new signings included a Slovak international goalie and a returning Canadian enforcer.
Two Stanley Cup winners join the KHL — the KHL week in review
Saving the best to last, two teams announced high profile new imports with experience at the very pinnacle of the game. Elsewhere, a long-serving franchise legend signed a banger of a new deal, Barys triumphed on home ice and we saw the first women’s action of the summer.
Huge signings for Ak Bars, KHL releases schedule — the KHL week in review
Kazan was the center of attention last week as the Oleg Znarok revolution sees two legends join Ak Bars. Elsewhere, Moscow’s clubs get ready to welcome more imports, Avangard returns to Omsk and the schedule for 2022-2023 is ready.
Multiple champion returns to KHL — the KHL week in review
Last week we confirmed Oleg Znarok’s return after a short break, this week we’re talking about a top D-man who is joining him in a quest for a fourth Gagarin Cup. Elsewhere, there’s new ice in Siberia and Russian players continue to make an impact at the NHL draft.
Goals galore in Mytishchi, key dates set for new season — week in review
The KHL’s first ever 3x3 tournament is delivering plenty of goal action with more than 13 goals per game so far. In full-size hockey, Avangard confirmed the return of a homegrown talent and acquired a new import. And there was confirmation of the structure for the fast-approaching 2022-2023 season.
KHL = 3x3 — the KHL week in review
In Mytishchi this week, the KHL is preparing two new ‘firsts’. Already underway, the league’s first summer training camp for players. And, coming soon, our first ever 3x3 tournament – eight teams and almost 70 players, including Gagarin Cup winners and Olympic champions.
Jaros, Japan and Xtreme hockey — the KHL week in review
Even in the summer, there’s still time for hockey. Moscow is currently hosting Russia’s first major pro 3x3 tournament, featuring several names from the KHL. Elsewhere, Avangard finally makes some big signings and Torpedo acquired the league’s first ever Japanese player.
Two Canadians sign for next season — the KHL week in review
It might be the depths of summer, but the roster-building process continues – and more imports are confirming their places for next season. Elsewhere, young Viktor Neuchev made a splash in international action in Sochi, and Ivan Chekhovich looks forward to life at Loko.
KHL favorites triumph in Tampere — the KHL week in review
The climax of the international hockey season saw a Finnish roster stacked with KHL connections defeat Canada to win the World Championship in Finland. The Czech Republic took bronze, with nine former KHLers on its team. Elsewhere, teams step up their preparations for 2022-2023 with more big trades this week.
Worlds, trades and prizes — the KHL week in review
We’re deep into the post-season pause – but hockey continues. Barys has a host of players representing Kazakhstan at the World Championships, clubs continue to shape their rosters for next season and there’s more news of the upcoming KHL Closing Ceremony.
Fedorov’s Gagarin Cup triumph, Larionov poised for coaching debut
It’s a tale of two legends. Sergei Fedorov wrapped up his first season as a head coach by winning the Gagarin Cup with CSKA Moscow. Meanwhile, his former Detroit Red Wings team-mate Igor Larionov is about to try and match that – he’s just been unveiled as head coach of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.
Cup final fever — the KHL week in review
All three of the KHL’s competitions are in the final stages – and we could know all three of this season’s champions within the next 24 hours. Metallurg can clinch the Gagarin Cup with victory at home to CSKA tomorrow, and KRS Vanke Rays can wrap up its Women’s Hockey League battle with SKIF at the same time. And today, SKA-1946 hosts Krasnaya Armiya needing one more win to lift the Kharlamov Cup.
And then there were two ... — the KHL week in review
The final showdown is here – Metallurg faces CSKA for the Gagarin Cup. We’ve enjoyed a high-scoring playoff and some memorable moments to get here, and seen new records set. Elsewhere, a long-serving import hangs up his skates and Ak Bars looks for a new head coach.
Western final set — the KHL week in review
CSKA and SKA won through their conference semi-final series to continue a long-standing rivalry in the upcoming Western Conference final. In the East, Traktor awaits the winner of the remaining match-up, where Metallurg’s Canadian forwards are turning the series around against defending champion Avangard.
Goal rush in Magnitogorsk, Spartak returns in style — KHL week in review
The Conference semi-finals are underway, and Avangard went goal crazy in Magnitogorsk, scoring 15 in two games on Metallurg. Spartak’s long wait for competitive action ended in explosive style at SKA, with the Red-and-Whites winning the opening game 6-1.