Category Archives: International Hockey

Links, and Many of Them!


You will notice a new link on the bar at the top of this page!  It’s a project I’ve been poking at for some time, and finally got finished, namely a list of links to the websites and social media accounts of various Russian hockey entities (leagues, associations, and teams)!  Some notes:

  • Teams are mostly listed in the leagues in which they competed in 2017-18, but Lada, Ugra, and HK Tambov have been moved to the VHL table, as they are expected to compete in that league in 2018-19.  Other such changes will be made as we get official league rosters for next season.
  • Over the summer, I will also be adding the teams from the Asia League and the amateur League of Women’s Hockey, and perhaps some other things as well (major media sites and the like).
  • Links to websites are to the the “top-level” site for that team or organization, whatever language it may be in (usually but not always Russian).  Links to versions of the site in other languages are included.  Links to social media accounts are in the language indicated.
  • Sites and accounts that have not posted new material since December 31st, 2017, are not included.
  • I will be checking this and updating it regularly, but if you can fill any of the gaps on these tables, or spot any errors, please do let me know via the comments (here or at the page itself) or by e-mail (

This and That (Updated)


Players and staff from the Ural State Mining University celebrate winning the 2017-18 championship of the Student Hockey League.  (Image Source)

I think we will take this evening to get caught up on a few things going on in the world of Russian hockey right now!  The past few days have seen some interesting coaching news in a couple of different leagues, as well as some tidings relating to the 2018-19 KHL goaltending picture (we were just talking about that, too!).  Read on, for those stories and a few others!

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Wrapping Up Team Russia’s Worlds


Russian national team Head Coach Ilya Vorobyov at work during the World Championship quarterfinal game against Canada. (Image Source)

The 2018 IIHF Men’s World Championship came to an end yesterday in Denmark, as Team Sweden collected their second straight gold medal via a surprisingly difficult 3-2 shootout victory over a pesky Swiss side.  Earlier, the Americans had claimed the bronze medal, defeating Canada 4-1.  But what of Russia?  Ilya Vorobyov’s side were already spectators by the time the medal-deciding games came around; read on, as we discuss what happened and what to make of the 2018 Worlds.

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Rivalry Day at the Worlds


Russian goalie Igor Shestyorkin turns away Slovakia’s Tomáš Jurčo during Monday’s group-stage game at the World Championship in Denmark.  (Image Source)

It’s “cards on the table” time for teams at the World Championship in Denmark, or at least for the eight that have advanced to the knockout round.  The quarterfinal games will be played on Thursday, and, as we talked about here last time, Team Russia will be among the contestants.  Read on, for a look at how their group stage wrapped up, and what might be in store for tomorrow.

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Steady On at the Worlds


Defenceman Nikita Nesterov (#89) celebrates with the Team Russia bench after a goal at the 2018 World Championship. (Image Source)

Many apologies for the prolonged absence!  I stepped away from the blog last week to finish off a couple of other things, but it’s back to regular service now.  And we resume operations by checking in with the World Championship in Denmark, where Team Russia, with a new face behind the bench,  currently sports a 4-1 record in the round-robin stage.  How did they get there?  Read on…

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Team Russia at the 2018 Worlds (Updated)


The Royal Arena in Copenhagen, site of Russia’s group-stage games at the 2018 World Championship.  (Image Source)

The Russian men’s national team will take to the ice tomorrow in its first major tournament since capturing gold at the Olympic Games in February, as the 2018 IIHF World Championship begins in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark.  There are some familiar faces to be found on the roster, as well as some newcomers, and none of the latter will be more important than the new behind the Russian bench.  Read on, as we take a very brief look at the Russian roster, and discuss the beginning of the Ilya Vorobyov era.

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Women’s Hockey Update: April 30th, 2018


Women’s Hockey League Cup champions Agidel Ufa meet with Republic of Bashkortostan Head Rustem Khamitov (centre).  (Image Source)

The dust has settled after last week’s conclusion to the Women’s Hockey League season, but there are still some things to talk about in this update!  Read on, for some official recognition for champions Agidel, for an overdue international hockey update, and other notes.

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Not What They Wanted


Russian U18 national team coach Alexander Zybin gives his young charges their marching orders during Thursday’s quarterfinal game against the U.S. (Image Source)

In Chelyabinsk earlier today, Team Russia’s quest for a medal at the Under-18 Men’s World Championship came to an end, courtesy of a 5-1 loss to the defending champion Americans in the quarterfinal.  The score was a bit unfair, perhaps, to the Russian team, as there were some empty-net goals involved, but a loss it was.  And with no placement games at the U18 Worlds, Team Russia’s tournament is over.  Read on, for a look at the quarterfinal, and some thoughts.

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A Bumpy Road at the U18 Worlds


Team Russia prepares for a game at the 2018 Under-18 World Championship.  (Image Source)

We are through the group stage at the Under-18 Men’s World Championship, held this year in the Russian cities of Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, and results have been very much a mixed bag for the host team.  The quarterfinal awaits, so read on for a look back at the first round, and some thoughts on Team Russia’s performance.

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Finals Week Update


HK Tambov hoist the Federations Cup, championship trophy of Russia’s third-tier men’s professional league, on Wednesday.  (Image Source)

A few days ago we took a quick look at all the different Finals going on in Russian hockey this week, and some of that silverware that was under dispute has now been handed out!  Read on, therefore, for some champions at the lower levels of pro and junior hockey, as well as a quick bonus update on some international hockey results from today.

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