Time for another update on Russian women’s hockey, and the last few days have seen some exciting games, and some interesting developments, in the Women’s Hockey League. So read on for that, and also for a story about a kitten!
This week’s update is mostly about the Women’s Hockey League, which saw all but one of its teams in action over the last few days. The defending champions of that circuit are starting to close the gap on top once again… read on!
And herewith we start a new weekly thing here at the blog, as I attempt to find interesting and feasible ways to keep you more-or-less caught up on KHL news. My plan is, every Monday, to present you with one very short comment or news item or thought or random collection of words relating to each of the league’s 29 teams.
Read on, for the first edition of this new project!
Time to check in again with our six players whom we’re watching especially closely this season! Our young goalie (see video above) is writing one of the 2016-17 season’s most enthralling stories, while for the rest, fortunes are varied indeed. Read on!
A day late, due to some holiday travel this past weekend, but here we are with this week’s update on the Russian women’s hockey scene! And the delay actually works out well, since it allows to get the full story on the latest round of Women’s Hockey League games. So read on for that tale, the latest results for the Russian Under-18 girls’ team, and some news from the amateur game. Also an interesting historical note…
It was, in fact, a decent week for all six of our players of particular interest this time around… with one enormous “however” mixed in. That ominous qualifier? The fact that five of them are on teams that are struggling, were struggling, or have struggled, and you can probably work in a few other tenses of that verb as well (“are going to be about to have struggled?”). For a certain young goalie, though, everything is coming up roses — read on!
Our regular update on the six “Players of Interest” will happen tomorrow, but here’s a bit of a spoiler: Igor Shestyorkin is having a heck of a run. Two shutouts this week, making three straight overall, and today’s came against CSKA. A pretty good week, and he seems to be unquestionably SKA’s starting goalie at the moment. More tomorrow!
With the most recent set of international games now in the rear-view mirror, the focus of Russian women’s hockey returned to league play this week. That news, plus a recap of the end of the national team’s visit to the NWHL is ahead, so read on!