Category Archives: Pervenstvo VHL
Well, this is an odd one. Just a week ago, the VHL, Russia’s second-highest men’s professional league, rolled out its format and its schedule for 2019-20, along with a team-list of 32 clubs, including one re-located team and three new arrivals. Everything seemed set, until today, when the VHL announced that two MORE teams will be joining the league for the upcoming season! Read on, for the details…Read the rest of this entry
A few days ago we looked at some Russian leagues’ final series; well, now we have the first of those championships to be resolved. Congratulations to HK Rostov, from Rostov-na-Donu (Rostov-on-Don) in Russia’s southwest, who today wrapped up the Federations Cup, championship of Russia’s third-tier men’s pro league, the Pervenstvo VHL. Read on, for some notes on Rostov’s triumph.Read the rest of this entry
The KHL’s 2019 Gagarin Cup Final is set! The trophy will get a first-time name on it this season one way or the other, as CSKA Moscow get set to take on Avangard Omsk Oblast. And there will be a full preview of that series here in a couple of days. But for now, it is time to check in on the playoff doings in a number of other Russian men’s leagues, junior and senior — Read on, for a look at the approaching championships in the VHL, PVHL, MHL, and NMHL!Read the rest of this entry
A couple of weeks ago we got the KHL schedule for 2018-19, and now we know the specifics of the upcoming season in Russia’s second- and third-tier men’s professional hockey leagues, the VHL and PVHL. Both of the lower leagues have seen some shuffling of teams, so read on for those details and others…
The Russian hockey map that I did a couple of seasons is back up and functioning (or is at least in a somewhat presentable form), and you can get to it via the link on the bar above (next to “Russian Hockey on Social Media,” which I also encourage you to check out), which will take to the map and a few explanatory notes. The map by itself is viewable here. More to come — I still have leagues to add to it, and there will doubtless be some changes over the course of this off-season. Enjoy!
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 (email@example.com).
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!
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.
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 VHL (Высшая хоккейная лига — “Vysshaya Khokkeinaya Liga” or “Supreme Hockey League”) is, despite its name, the second-highest level of professional men’s hockey in Russia, and is basically the country’s equivalent of the North American AHL. Indeed, it includes farm teams from a number of KHL sides, although there are independent VHL teams as well. The 2017-18 VHL campaign began earlier this month; read on, as we set the scene and talk about the league in this coming season.