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Molodezhnaya Hockey League
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|23 Jun 2011 |||Artūrs Mickevičs (F)||HK Riga||Metalurgs Liepaja|
|23 Jun 2011 |||Vyacheslav Andryuschenko (F)||Yunost Minsk||Metallurg Zhlobin|
|23 Jun 2011 |||Kirill Nikulin (F)||Minskie Zubry||HK Lida|
|22 Jun 2011 |||Alexei Grishchenko (D)||Gornyak Rudny||Bars Kazan|
|1.||Kirill Polozov||F||Tolpar Ufa||53||32||45||77||30||43|
|2.||Nikita Tochitsky||F||SKA-1946 St. Petersburg||52||19||56||75||54||11|
|3.||Sergei Yemelin||F||Tolpar Ufa||53||33||35||68||18||49|
|4.||Filipp Savchenko||F||Avto Yekaterinburg||43||35||31||66||34||21|
|5.||Dmitri Potaichuk||F||White Tigers Orenburg||52||29||35||64||30||-9|
|6.||Artyom Gareyev||F||Tolpar Ufa||50||26||34||60||49||41|
|7.||Daniil Apalkov||F||Steel Foxes Magnitogorsk||47||22||38||60||16||42|
|8.||Albert Konozov||F||SKA-1946 St. Petersburg||54||29||30||59||70||14|
|9.||Nikita Gusev||F||Red Army Moscow||38||22||37||59||14||35|
|10.||Nikita Kucherov||F||Red Army Moscow||41||27||31||58||81||42|
|5||SKA-1946 St. Petersburg||56||22||4||9||21||151:149||83|
|8||Silver Lions St. Petersburg||56||9||1||5||41||96:232||34|
|1||Red Army Moscow||54||30||3||1||20||222:180||97|
|2||Amur Tigers Khabarovsk||54||31||1||1||21||175:136||96|
|4||MHK Krylia Sovetov||54||22||6||6||20||175:158||84|
|5||MHK Spartak Moscow||54||19||6||3||26||152:174||72|
|6||Russian Knights Chekhov||54||19||4||5||26||175:224||70|
|3||White Tigers Orenburg||53||26||3||6||18||187:180||90|
|5||Chaika Niznhy Novgorod||53||17||6||3||27||131:152||66|
|1||Steel Foxes Magnitogorsk||53||29||8||6||10||207:151||109|
|4||White Bears Chelyabinsk||53||28||4||2||19||185:153||94|
|6||Kuznetsk Bears Novokuznetsk||53||15||3||3||32||142:174||54|
|7||Siberian Snipers Novosibirsk||53||10||3||3||37||107:186||39|
During the regular season teams from division "Povolzhye"and "Ural-Siberia" are to play 53 matches each, while division "Northwest" teams are to play 56 matches and division "Center"teams are to play 54 matches. Best 4 teams of each division reach the playoffs. Unlike the inaugural season teams from opposite conferences will only meet in the Kharlamov Cup finals and the match for third place because playoffs will consist of conference 1/4-finals, conference 1/2-finals and conference finals, all of which are best-of-5 series. The Kharlamov Cup finals between the Western conference playoffs winner and Eastern conference playoffs winner will be a best-of-7 series. The match for third place a two-legged tie.
The MHL opened its doors on September 4, 2009 in Moscow. The first ever MHL game was played that night between MHC Dynamo and CSKA-Red Army
In 2010-11 season the number of teams was expanded from 22 in the inaugural season to 29 in the second season. 8 new teams joined the league while Dynamo Moscow's junior team left the league. Sheriff, the junior team of HC MVD in the inaugural season, was moved to Tver and would serve as the junior team of UHC Dynamo in the second season. Feniks was renamed to MHC Khimik. MHC Krylya Sovetov was reunited with PHC Krylya Sovetov (playing in the VHL) and the MHL team of the newly reunited club was moved to Dmitrov. Among the new teams were teams from Belarus and Latvia, thus making the league international. Both conferences were divided into 2 divisions for a total of 4 divisions.
From 2011-12 season onwards a new division named MHL-B will be established and will mostly feature junior teams of VHL teams.A relegation and promotion system will be in place between the MHL and MHL-B.
The number of teams was expanded from 29 to 32. 1 team, Krylya Sovetov, left the league, while 4 new joined: Tatranskí Vlci Spišská Nová Ves (the junior team of Lev Poprad), Kapitan Stupino, Snezhnye Barsy Astana (the junior team of Barys Astana) and Mamonty Yugry Khanty-Mansiysk (the junior team of Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk).
Minskie Zubry were renamed to Dinamo-Shinnik and moved to Babruysk. Sherif were renamed to HC MVD and moved from Tver to Balashikha.
Kazzinc Torpedo has a new coach
Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk announces the appointment of 58-years-old Russian Vladimir Plyuschev as new coach. Plyuschev coached MHL Kapitan Stupino last season and Russia U20 and U18 teams in the past(22 May 2013)
Asian Challenge Cup U20 in Khabarovsk
The asian U20 Challenge will be held in Khabarovsk from June 06 to 10. The tournament will be attended by national teams of the Republic of Korea, Japan, and the MHL all-star team "Red Star". This event is aimed at promoting hockey in the Far East. Also last season, "Red Stars" participated in the Asian Challenge Cup, where they met the teams of the Republic of Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. This year the tournament´s format will be a single round robin.(21 May 2013)
Aleksandr Godynyuk appointed Donbas junior team coach
Former Ukraine national team coach Aleksandr Godynyuk signed three-year contract with Donbas Donets'k to lead the new junior team that will compete in MHL next season. In last two seasons Godynyuk was on Sokil Kyiv bench.(10 Apr 2013)
Avangard Omsk hires two assistant coaches
After Eduard Zankovets and Santeri Heiskanen left the club, Avangard Omsk announces the appointment of two new assistant coaches: Yevgeny Kornoukhov and Vladimir Chebaturkin. Both were head coach in MHL last season: Kornoukhov coached Omsk Hawks, while Chebaturkin was on Atlant Mytischi bench(10 Apr 2013)
MHL cancelled play-outs
The Board of MHL decided to cancel the play outs and made appropriate amendments to the regulations of the League.
Teams finished the regular season from 9th to last place in their conferences simply end season(27 Feb 2013)
Silver Lions St. Petersburg scored 60 goals in a game
Russian team Silver Lions St. Petersburg set a memorable score crushing United Arab Emirates U17 team 60-0 during the Cup of the President of Turkmenistan, a junior tournament helding in Ashgabat.
UAE team previously suffered two other tough defeats against Belarusian Raubichi (0-22) and Turkmenstani team Oguzkhan (4-31). In the same tournament also Turkey U17 team suffered severe losses against Turkmenistani Galkan (21-0) and Russian Neftyanik Almetyevsk (32-0)
Khimik Voskresensk won the tournament beating 3-1 Oguzkhan(18 Feb 2013)
Patriot Budapest towards withdrawal from MHL
Patriot Budapest, due to financial problems can't show up to the match against MHK Khimik Voskresensk. Do not rule out the possibility the Hungarian team comes off the league.
"Our sponsor owes the insurance company for the past years. So currently we have no insurance for the players, no medical personnel. In this situation, we have decided not to go to Voskresensk. Almost all of our players are EU citizens, so they need an insurance. Can you imagine what would happen if something happens in Russia!", said team manager Alexander Khrapak.
"Our players didn't receive salary for four months. Anyway we play. But if in the near future the situation will not change, probably have to be withdrawn from the league" - Khrapak added.
Chevrolet ceases cooperation with MHL
MHL lost about 10 million rubles as result of termination of cooperation with the company Chevrolet, the main sponsor of the League
"We had the first experience as MHL support, and we believe that it was interesting. This year sponsorship budgets have been revised, in connection with the global financial crisis. It was decided to limit the sponsorship and focus only on the support of the KHL" commented the press service of the company.
At moment MHL has not found a new partner.
Andrei Rasolko resigned as head coach of Yunost MHL
Due to the unsatisfactory results of Yunost Minsk in the MHL, head coach Andrei Rasolko resigned.
Before the appointment of the new head coach, team will be lead by Aleksei Scheblanov and Oleg Runets.
Yunost is currently last in MHL West Conference standing
Today was the start of the new MHL season
In the season opener of Europe's most important youth competition, the Russian-based Molodezhnaya Hockey League, between last year's winners Omsk Hawks and finalists Red Army Moscow team the hosts from Omsk won 2-1 (0-0, 2-0, 0-1) this afternoon.(01 Sep 2012)