Category Archives: Asia League

More Finals!


Dynamo Balashikha celebrate their 2017 Bratina Cup championship on Tuesday.  (Image Source)

The KHL may have wrapped up its action for 2016-17, with SKA St. Petersburg the Gagarin Cup champions, but there are still games being played in some Russian domestic leagues.  We noted yesterday that HK Rostok had won the country’s third-tier professional men’s championship; today, the second-level VHL wrapped up its title race, so read on for a recap of that result, and some other notes as well!

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Playoff Updates!

In which the puck goes from the Metallurg Magnitogorsk goal-line to the back of the Ak Bars Kazan net in three seconds, courtesy of Mister Lee and Mister Moyzakin.

The KHL’s Conference Finals are now well underway, and producing some interesting storylines to follow!  Read on, as we take a quick look at those, and get you caught up on playoff happenings in a number of other leagues as well.

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Some News Notes: Schedules & the Like


Dynamo vs. Spartak at the Arkady Chernyshyov Memorial Tournament last week. (Image Source)

Time to take a quick break from the previews in order to get a little bit of news out of the way.  Schedules and full team lineups are now out for several different Russian leagues, and we have KHL pre-season hockey to talk about as well.  Unfortunately, not all of the pre-season goings-on have been of the good variety… read on!

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Weekly Russian Hockey News Notes: April 4th, 2016


Team Russia celebrates after winning the Bronze Medal at the 2016 Women’s World Championship. (Image Source)

So what do we have in this week’s set of notes?  A job well done at the Women’s World Championship, the finalists for the Gagarin Cup, superstars (maybe) on the move, and all kinds of other matters… So read on!

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Weekly Russian Hockey News Notes: March 29th, 2016


Goalie Anna Prugova and the Russian women’s national team prepare to take on Canada on Tuesday. (Image Source)

More news notes!  This time, we have an update on the early doings at the Women’s World Championship in Canada, and will also get you caught up on the state of the playoffs in several different leagues.  There are other matters up for discussion as well, so read on!

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Weekly Russian Hockey News Notes: March 7th, 2016


He’s back!  Ilya Kovalchuk in action for SKA against Dynamo on Monday. (Image Source)

This will be a record-breaking edition of the news notes, I believe; in this one, we’re going to update you on the playoffs, championships, etc. in six different leagues.  Six!  And that’s not counting a quick peek into the NHL, either…  Read on, for those stories and others!

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