Opening Day in the Women’s Hockey League!
Saturday sees the first faceoffs of the the new season of the Women’s Hockey League in Russia, the circuit’s second under the aegis of the KHL. Among the opening day entertainments: a match-up between last season’s top two teams, as defending champs Tornado Moscow Oblast host silver medalists Agidel Ufa in Dmitrov. That game will be broadcast live by KHL TV, and you can watch it on YouTube here, beginning at 17:15 Moscow time (h/t to Denis Osipchuk for passing that along).
There will be a full preview of the season up here tomorrow evening with a quick discussion of each of the teams and some of their players to watch. However, I would point out particularly the individual in the photo above; that is the remarkable Olga Sosina, reigning scoring champion of the league (22 gp, 27-31-58). She’ll be playing for Agidel tomorrow, wearing #18, and I encourage anyone watching the game to keep an eye out for her.