Category Archives: RWHL

Women’s Hockey Update: February 19th, 2019

Team Russia with the championship trophy after their recent tournament triumph in Dmitrov. (Image Source)

Lots of interesting stuff to get through in this update! The Women’s Hockey League regular season is nearing its end, and we’ll take a look at how the battles for the final playoff places are shaping up. And there’s a recap of the successful six-nations international tournament in Dmitrov last weekend, plus a very familiar name now playing in the amateur women’s league. Read on!

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Women’s Hockey Update: February 6th, 2019

Agidel Ufa (in white) and Dynamo St. Petersburg have both booked their tickets to the Women’s Hockey League’s post-season. But what of the rest of the league? (Image Source)

The 2018-19 Russian Women’s Hockey league regular season is heading into its final game, to be played in the middle and later parts of this month. And while a couple of teams have clinched their spots in the final four, there are still some places up for grabs. Read on, as we run down the league’s playoff races — and there’s some international news and an update from the amateur game as well!

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End of the Tunnel

Joy for the SK Sverdlovsk Oblast players after Sunday’s result (Photo by Darya Sukhorukova, Source)

They did it! Since this blog began, we have been mentioning the long losing streak of SK Sverdlovsk Oblast in the Women’s Hockey League — a drought that stretched back to the early days of the 2013-14 season, when the team played as Spartak-Merkury Yekaterinburg. Well, the streak is no longer; SKSO downed SKIF Nizhny Novgorod 2-1 on Sunday, and for added difficulty they did it on the road. Read on for more!

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Women’s Hockey Update: November 26th, 2018

Spartanki Moscow players celebrate a historic result last weekend in the amateur League of Women’s Hockey.  (Image Source)

High time for another update on recent doings in Russian women’s hockey!  We’ve got some game recaps from the amateur and professional side of things, as well as the Russian national team roster for some upcoming games against North American opposition.  So, without further ado, read on!

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Change of Status for Belarusan Players

Belarusan defenceman Pavel Vorobey, a recent signing at Sibir Novosibirsk, is one of the players affected by last week’s change in the KHL regulations.  (Image Source)

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…

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Women’s Hockey Update, November 17th, 2018

Biryusa Krasnoyarsk’s Valeriya Pavlova, who pulled off a rare feat in Women’s Hockey League action this past week.  (Image Source)

As mentioned in the last post here, the Russian women’s national team was in four-nations tournament action in Switzerland a week ago, playing for the Chablais Hockey Trophy, and it went very well indeed.  In this update, we’ll take a detailed look at those games, and check in on the Women’s Hockey League matches of the past few days.  So read on!  

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Women’s Hockey Update: November 6th, 2018

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The national team huddles up during preparation for this upcoming weekend’s four-nations tournament in Switzerland.  (Image Source)

In the last update on Russian women’s hockey here, we took a look at how Agidel Ufa, Gorny Ukhta, and SK Sverdlovsk Oblast had come through the first halves of their respective 2018-19 Women’s Hockey League seasons.  This time, we will check in with the other four teams in the league, as Biryusa Krasnoyarsk, SKIF Nizhny Novgorod, Dynamo St. Petersburg, and Tornado Moscow Oblast.  And there is some international play upcoming (we have a Russian national team roster), and an update on the progress of the Russian U18 women’s national championship, so read on!

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Women’s Hockey Update: October 25th, 2018

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Gorny Ukhta’s Yelena Vodopyanova on the rush during a 2017-18 Women’s Hockey league game against SK Sverdlovsk Oblast. (Image Source)

Time to get caught on doings in the Women’s Hockey League, which is approaching the halfway point of the 2018-19 campaign.  In fact, three teams have reached the midway mark of the season, having played 18 games.  Rather than recap all the recent results, below the jump we’ll take a quick look at the first halves for each of these three squads, as well as talk a bit of amateur hockey and check in with the Russian players in North American women’s leagues.  Read on!

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Women’s Hockey Update: October 3rd, 2018 (Part 2)

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The Russian U18 women’s national team in training for the upcoming Kuortane Cup tournament.  (Image Source)

As promised, the second part of this two-part women’s hockey update!  Yesterday, we talked about the recent games in the Women’s Hockey League; tonight we turn our attention to goings-on in Russian U18 women’s hockey, at all levels.  Read on, for the opening results of the national championship at that age level, and previews of some quickly-upcoming tournaments!

 

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Women’s Hockey Update: October 2nd, 2018 (Part 1)

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Agidel Ufa’s Elina Mitrofanova finds the going a bit heavy in front of the Dynamo St. Petersburg net during Women’s Hockey League action last week.  Mitrofanova would get some revenge, however, as Agidel won two of their three games in St. Petersburg. (Image Source)

This will be a two-parter of a women’s hockey update, for reasons entirely of post length.  This evening will be all about the last ten day’s doings in the Women’s Hockey League, where five different three-game series took place.  Tomorrow, we’ll discuss matters outside the Women’s Hockey League, including some upcoming U18 international hockey.  So read on, for recaps of some very interesting games, and the merciful end of one streak that had gone on far too long!

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