As we mentioned last time, this past weekend saw the first-ever Under-16 Girls’ European Championship, with Budapest, Hungary, as the inaugural host city. Team Russia was in attendance, and… well, you can probably figure out from the picture above how it all went. Read on, then, for a recap of Russia’s gold-medal campaign at the new tournament!
Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new era in international women’s hockey, with the opening the first IIHF-sanctioned national team tournament at the U16 Girls’ level! Read on, for a look at Russia’s roster at that tournament, and some other notes as well.
Well, the main mission was accomplished; Russia’s medal drought at the Under-18 Men’s World Championship, which extended back to 2011, came to an end today when the youngsters downed Sweden by a 3-0 score to take third place in the tournament in Slovakia. Read on, for a recap of the medal round and some thoughts.
The 2016-17 season is in the history books in Russia’s top junior league; Krasnaya Armiya Moscow, junior side of CSKA Moscow, defeated Reaktor Nizhnekamsk today to complete a four-game sweep of the Kharlamov Cup Final. Read on, for some thoughts!
The Group Stage at the 2017 Under-18 Men’s World Championship in Slovakia is over, and — despite a couple of bumpy moments in their opening games — the young Russians are through to the quarterfinals. Read on, for a look back at Team Russia’s first four games, and a look ahead to what comes next.
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!
It is done, and in the end, there was no doubt at all who the better team was. As mentioned in a brief post here earlier, SKA St. Petersburg are the 2016-17 Gagarin Cup champions, having defeated Metallurg Magnitogorsk in five games. Read on, for a recap of the decisive match (highlights above) and some thoughts about the series as a whole.
SKA St. Petersburg finished off a triumphant 2016-17 KHL campaign today, lifting the Gagarin Cup thanks to a 5-3 victory over Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Game 5 of the Final. Later on today, we will have a full recap of Game 5, and some thoughts about the Final, but for now: Congratulations to SKA, and all respect to Metallurg as well!
SKA St. Petersburg find themselves just one win away from their second Gagarin Cup triumph, and their second in three years to boot! How has their 3-1 series lead come to pass? Read on, for recaps of the last two games, some MVP speculation, and an odd developing story that just cropped up today.
The opening games of the Under-18 Men’s World Championship took place today, in the Slovakian towns of Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves, and Team Russia got off to a decent start. Dire through the first two periods against Sweden, but trailing only 1-0, the young Russians rebounded with three goals in the final stanza to win 3-1. Read on, for a look at the roster assembled by head coach Sergei Golubovich and his staff.