Category Archives: MHL
In a recent post here, we talked about the KHL’s foreign-player rules, and I noted that one remaining area of confusion was the status of players from Belarus. Belarusan athletes competing on Russian teams had, up until this summer, been considered imports, and thus counted against the various leagues’ foreign-player limits. However, this past summer the Russian Ministry of Sport indicated that change would be coming, and this past week new regulations became official in the KHL: Belarusan players at Russian KHL clubs no longer officially count as foreigners. What does it all mean? Read on…Read the rest of this entry
The 10th season of the MHL — the “Youth Hockey League, Russia’s highest men’s junior circuit — got underway today with Krasnaya Armiya Moscow defeating city rivals Dynamo 5-3. Kranaya Armiya’s 19-year-old Yegor Filin, who tied for sixth in MHL points last season, was the big star of the day, scoring a goal and adding two assists in the victory. Read on, for a few notes and thoughts on the 2018-19 MHL season!
Pieces continue to fall into place for the 2018-19 Russian hockey season: today we got the official list of participants in the MHL, the country’s top (men’s) junior league. While we still await the 2018-19 schedule, but that should now be along shortly. So read on, for a quick update on the MHL and the second-tier junior NMHL.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hardly a day goes by here at this time of year without a trophy being handed out, and today was no exception! And so we offer congratulations to Loko Yaroslavl, junior team of KHL club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, who today captured the MHL’s Kharlamov Cup by beating SKA-1946 St. Petersburg to take the Final in six games.
Read on, for a very quick look at the Final in Russia’s top junior league!
Thursday will see the opening the IIHF’s 2018 Men’s Under-18 World Championship, and this year it is being held in Russia, in the neighbouring cities of Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk just east of the Ural Mountains. The Russian team has been preparing for the tournament for the past couple of weeks, and we are starting to get some ideas about the line combinations and defence pairings. So read on for analysis of that (and also for some talk about an unfortunate situation involving the player who was expected to be Russia’s star at this tournament).
This is a bit of a “tidying-up” sort of post; it includes updates on all of the various league Finals going on or starting this week, as well as some news from the FHR and previews of imminent international hockey attractions. So read on, as we go all over the place!
The field for the Kharlamov Cup Final in the MHL (Russia’s top-tier men’s junior league) is now set, and the series will get underway this coming weekend. This year’s Final will be an all West Conference affair (the MHL crosses over at the semifinal stage), with 2015-16 champions Loko Yaroslavl taking on SKA-1946 St. Petersburg, whose previous best finish was as runners-up in 2014-15.
Round 2 of the Kharlamov Cup playoffs in the MHL, Russia’s top men’s junior league, finished up last week, and we are now on the eve of Round 3: the semifinal round. Read on, for quick look at what happened in the quarterfinals, and a peek ahead to the pairings for the final four!
A week or so ago we looked at the then-impending first round of the playoffs in the MHL — Russia’s top-tier men’s junior league. Well, that round is now complete, as the series were all best-of-five, and we have the pairings for the last eight. Read on, for a quick recap of the opening series with some discussion of key performers, and of course a look at those upcoming match-ups in the second round.