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- League status: Active
- English name: Российская Хоккейная Лига
- Administered by: Russian Hockey Federation
- Head manager: Valeri Fesyuk
- WWW: http://www.fhr.ru
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|1.||Vasily Gorbovoy||F||Metallurg Mednogorsk||68||47||49||96||64|
|2.||Maxim Gusarov||F||Sokol Novocheboksarsk||80||31||50||81||132|
|3.||Dmitry Galiakhmetov||F||Kedr Novouralsk||59||30||51||81||42|
|4.||Stanislav Tsitsarov||F||Sokol Novocheboksarsk||68||33||40||73||76|
|5.||Pavel Makarov||F||Gornyak Rudny||55||34||38||72||26|
|6.||Mikhail Plugarev||F||Gornyak Rudny||60||35||36||71||28|
|7.||Mikhail Gavrilov||F||Gornyak Rudny||59||26||45||71||28|
|8.||Denis Kozyrev||F||Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk||56||45||25||70||66|
|9.||Ilgiz Mavzyutov||F||HK Chelny||77||38||31||69||72|
|10.||Timur Nurgaliev||F||Sokol Novocheboksarsk||78||26||43||69||52|
The FHR established a new league that replaced Pervaya Liga. It's called the Russian Hockey League and features two divisions - East and West. West division features Pervaya Liga's Center division's and Povolzhye division's teams. The East division features Ural division and Siberia Far East division teams.
After the regular season, the best 8 teams (2 best from each division) will enter the play-offs that will be hosted by one city. The champions of the play-off will be the champions of the Regions Championship.
Teams that do not reach the top 8 after regular season will play for the "Russian Ice Hockey Federation Cup".
- from 1992 to 2011: Pervaya Liga
- from 2011 to present: Russian Hockey League (RHL)
- 2011-2012: Slavutich Smolensk
Andrei Razin named new Kristall Saratov coach(09 Nov 2012)
Former player Nikolai Fedyashev killed
Former player Nikolai Fedyashev, 29, was killed on September 02 outside a night club in Samara, Russia.
Fedyashev and a friend fought with people of Caucasian nationality inside the bar. In the street Fedyashev dealt a mortal blow to the throat with a knife. His friend also suffered stab injuries and is now in intensive care.
In his career he played hockey for the CSK VVS Samara, Kristall Saratov and Lada Togliatti in Russia. He played also in Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Hungary and closed active career in Romania
Recently, Fedyashev coached team Vympel
Altai player found dead
21 years old Altai Barnaul defender Dmitri Orekhov was found dead in his garage the night between 23 and 24 December. The preliminary cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning.(25 Dec 2011)