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Kazakhstan Vyschaya Liga
- League status: Active
- English name: Kazakhstan Senior League
- Administered by: Kazakhstan Hockey Federation
- Year of start: 1992
- WWW: http://www.icehockey.kz/
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|27 Sep 2020 |||Nikita Dvurechensky (F)||Neftyanik Almetyevsk||Saryarka Karaganda|
|27 Sep 2020 |||Alexander Smetanin (F)||Molot-Prikamie Perm||Saryarka Karaganda|
|23 Sep 2020 |||Igor Levitsky (F)||Torpedo-Gorky Nizhny Novgorod||HC Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk|
|23 Sep 2020 |||Evgeny Rybnitsky (D)||ORGZHI Beijing||Saryarka Karaganda|
- 2018-2019: Beybarys Atyrau
- 2017-2018: Arlan Kokshetau
- 2016-2017: Nomad Astana
- 2015-2016: Beybarys Atyrau
- 2014-2015: Ertis Pavlodar
- 2013-2014: Ertis Pavlodar
- 2012-2013: Ertis Pavlodar
- 2011-2012: Beybarys Atyrau
- 2010-2011: Beybarys Atyrau
- 2009-2010: Saryarka Karaganda
- 2008-2009: Barys Astana
- 2007-2008: Barys Astana
- 2006-2007: Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- 2005-2006: Kazakhmys Karaganda
- 2004-2005: Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- 2003-2004: Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- 2002-2003: Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- 2001-2002: Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- 2000-2001: Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- 1999-2000: Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- 1998-1999: CSKA Temirtau
- 1997-1998: Altai-Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk
- 1996-1997: Altai-Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk
- 1995-1996: Altai-Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk
- 1994-1995: Altai-Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk
- 1993-1994: Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- 1992-1993: Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
- Arlan Kokshetau ceased to exist (05 Sep 2020)
- Kazakh teams forfeit the VHL (10 Aug 2020)
- Humo Tashkent withdraws from the competition next season (19 Apr 2020)
- Kazakhstan and Lithuania suspended the League, Latvia cancelled (15 Mar 2020)
- Uzbek saga continues (24 Jul 2019)
Kazakhstan League start postponed indefinitely
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus among the players of Barys Nur-Sultan the start of the championship of Kazakhstan has been postponed indefinitely. All clubs have been ordered to cancel all their trips.
This decision was made by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
After the announcement of the new start date, an updated championship calendar will be presented.
Arlan was saved and will compete in next Kazakhstan League
A couple of weeks ago, the club announced the dismantle of the team due to financial difficulties, but some days after the Department of Physical Culture and Sports of Akmola region made an official statement on the situation around Arlan.
"On September 4, a competition for the provision of services for the participation of a hockey team in republican and international competitions on behalf of the Akmola region ended. The winner of the competition was the ChU" Sports and Hockey Club "Astana-Baiterek". As a result of the competition, there was a saving of money.
At the same time, we would like to inform you that the hockey team will take part in the championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the name "Arlan". This condition is spelled out in the technical documentation of the competition."
HK Astana withdrew from Kazakh League
"Thanks to our fans, players, management. We hope to see you again" In a short official statement HK Astana announced the club won't partecipate in the next Kazakh League. Estabilished in 2011, in the past five years, the capital's team has been played mainly by young hockey players, many of whom are pupils of the local school.(16 Aug 2020)
Newly created Sherdor Samarkand replaces Binokor in Kazakhstan League
A turn of events about the partecipation of Uzbek team in the Kazakhstan League: originally, following the enter of Humo Tashkent into VHL, another Uzbek team - Binokor Tashkent, should have entered the Kazakhstan League as Humo farm team. Binokor already announced 47-year-old Russian Alexander Ageev as head coach. But apparently the club management did not provide official confirmation of their intentions. So today the Kazakh Federation announced the newly created Hockey Club Sherdor from Samarkand will take part in the championship of Kazakhstan in the next season. Team is already training in Glazov, Russia, with same Ageev as coach and should debut in the new Samarkand Arena, started building in 2017 and about to be completed in September according to Uzbek Federation(17 Jul 2019)
HK Aktobe added to Kazakhstan League
HK Aktobe officially confirms the partecipation in next Kazakhstan League, creating a senior team after the victory on Kazakhstan U20 league. Former national team player Sergei Miroshnichenko has been appointed as head coach, Rinat Omarbekov will serve as assistant.
Uzbek team Binokor Tashkent should be the other additional team
Yevgeny Rymarev is the Kazakhstan Player of the Year
Kazzin Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk captain Yevgeny Rymarev was named Kazakhstan Player of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. Rymarev preceded Avangard Omsk left-winger Semyon Koshelev - who plays with Russian passport - Barys Astana duo Roman Starchenko (winner in 2013 and 2015) and the KHL Top-Scorer Nigel Dawes and the winner of last season, Nomad and Barys forward Nikita Mikhailis(29 Jun 2018)
SHKO Ust-Kamenogorsk changes name
Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk announced the club's second team, performing in Kazakhstan League, changed the name: previously known as SHKO Ust-Kamenogorsk, the farm team is now called Altai-Torpedo. Als the junior team, playing in MHLB, has the same name. Altai is the name of mountains surrounding the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk(23 Jul 2016)
Beybarys wins Kazakhstan League
It took seven games to determine the 2015-2016 champion of Kazakhstan: by beating 3-1 Arlan at Kokshetau, Beybarys Atyrau wins its third title,all under the lead of Aleksandr Istomin, noting a constant presence among the elite of Kazakh hockey, with 3 titles and two silver medal in last seven years. Another season empty-handed for Arlan, winner of the regular season at the third consecutive silver medal.
Best goalkeeper - Alexei Kuznetsov (Beybarys)
Best defender - Vladislav Kolesnikov (Arlan)
Best forward - Mikhail Rakhmanov (Ertis)
New coach at Ertis Pavlodar
Czech Ladislav Lubina was appointed as new headcoach of Ertis Pavlodar. Lubin replaces Slovak Julius Penzes, resigned after five years and three titles, due to bad start of the team in Kazakhstan League. Lubina, on Slavia Praha bench last season, signed last summer for another Kazakh team, Beybarys Atyrau, but resigned in August after the training camp. Curiously the first game for Lubina on Ertis bench will be against Beybarys.
"Now I will not talk a lot, we have a lot of work. I came here to help Ertis to take its rightful place in the standing" said Lubina during his presentation(27 Oct 2015)
Berkut Karaganda renamed
Sary Arka farm team Berkut will be renamed Temirtau in connection with the relocation of team from Karaganda to Temirtau where will replace folded Arystan(17 Jun 2015)