Cam Abbott, 31, is forced to stop playing hockey. Too many hits at his head with concussions to the brain stops the Luleå HF player to end his career. -"I have to stop and keep my health," he said to Norrbottens-Kuriren. ... Read more»
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|31 Jul 2015 |||Jozef Tibensky (F)||HC Slovan Bratislava||SHK 37 Piestany|
|31 Jul 2015 |||Alexei Kosourov (F)||Metallurg Novokuznetsk||Dizel Penza|
|31 Jul 2015 |||Denis Tolpeko (F)||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod|
|31 Jul 2015 |||Ilya Nekolenko (D)||Severstal Cherepovets||Metallurg Novokuznetsk|
GROUP: Conference WEST
|1||SKA St. Petersburg||0||0||0||0:0||0|
|5||KHL Medvescak Zagreb||0||0||0||0:0||0|
|7||HC Slovan Bratislava||0||0||0||0:0||0|
|11||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||0||0||0||0:0||0|
GROUP: Conference EAST
|2||Ak Bars Kazan||0||0||0||0:0||0|
|3||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||0||0||0||0:0||0|
|14||HC Admiral Vladivostok||0||0||0||0:0||0|
During the regular season, each team plays 56 games: four games against each of the teams in their own division (for a total of 20 games) and two games against each of the other teams (for a total of 36 games).
The eight top-ranked teams in each conference receive playoff berths. Within each conference quarterfinals, semifinals and finals are played before the conference winners play against each other for the Gagarin Cup. The division winners are seeded first and second in their conference, based on their regular season record. All playoff rounds are played as best-of-seven series. In each round, the top seeded remaining team is paired with the lowest seeded team etc. This playoff structure is very similar to the current format of the NHL playoffs. In the playoffs, overtime periods last 20 minutes (or until a goal is scored). The number of overtime periods is not limited.
This playoff format does not allow the strongest teams to take the topmost positions in the KHL final standings when these teams are from the same conference. This is because the format makes the conferences equally represented in top two, four, eight and sixteen spots of the final standings, regardless of the relative strength of the conferences.
No automatic promotion/relegation. New applicants are examined by KHL board
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an international professional ice hockey league in Eurasia founded in 2008. As of 2009, it is ranked as the strongest hockey league in Europe
The title of Champion of Russia, regardless of which nation the club represents, and the Gagarin Cup, named after the first man to reach space and orbit the Earth, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, are awarded annually to the league champion, following a 16-team playoff at the end of the regular season. Two teams from the KHL were guaranteed qualification into the Champions Hockey League season.
The league was formed in 2008, from a predecessor organization, the Russian Superleague (RSL). The RSL, in turn, was a successor to the Soviet Championship League, which was founded in 1946 with only five teams. The KHL began its operations with 24 teams. After minor changes in the composition of the Russian teams and even a reduction to 23 teams in the 2010-11 season, the league will be back to 24 teams in the 2011-12 season. Of these teams, 20 are based in the Russian Federation and 4 more are located in Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Slovakia.
Guvernor’s Cup(01 Aug 2015)
Amur beats Japan
Amur Khabarovsk beat Team Japan 3-0 in an exhibition game today.(01 Aug 2015)
Andreas Jämtin to KHL
Former HV71 and Linköping HC player, Andreas Jämtin has signed with Medvescak Zagreb in KHL. The contract is signed for one year, Medvescak Zagreb announced. Andreas was one of the key players in HV71 last season and he's certainly going to be an important player for Medvescak.(01 Aug 2015)
HC Lada fired Belarussian goalie because of problems with discipline
HC Lada Togliatti fired Belarussian goalie Stepan Goryachevskikh because of problems with discipline. Headcoach Sergei Svetlov was dissatisfied with the goalkeeper and decided to terminate the contract with the player.
Last season Goryachevskikh played 29 games in Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk (GAA 2.60, SVS% .910).(30 Jul 2015)
Simon Gysbergs to KHL(26 Jul 2015)
Indrašis signs new contract(23 Jul 2015)
New coach to Dinamo Riga
The Finnish coach Kari Heikkilä will take over the Latvian KHL team Dinamo Riga. Heikkilä has earlier coached four other KHL clubs: Lokomotiv (2008-10), Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2010-11), Dinamo Minsk (2012) and Neftekhimik (2013-14).(05 Jul 2015)
KHL schedule announced
The KHL schedule for 2015-16 can now be found in our games database.(30 Jun 2015)
Dmitry Kurbatov appointed Executive Director of Russian Federation
As part of restructuring and improving the efficiency, Russian Hockey Federation appointed former vice-president of the KHL Dmitry Kurbatov as new Executive Director, with the task to oversee the main issues of the organization, the development of new strategies and the interaction with players, regional policy, as well as the questions of funding and administrative management. Kurbatov replaces Valery Fesyuk, who served since 2008, who asked to be relieved from his post due to the commitments in the preparation of home World Championship, which will be held from 6 to 22 May 2016 in Moscow and St. Petersburg.(09 Jun 2015)
Jokerit back at Spengler Cup
Jokerit Helsinki will be the sixth partecipant in next Spengler Cup, from 26 to 31 December in Davos. Finnish team played also last season, when finished without victories.(09 Jun 2015)
- Youngest player: Kristaps Zīle (18 years)
- Oldest player: Alexei Kalyuzhny (39 years)
- Shortest player: Salvis Balandīns (165 cm)
- Tallest player: Kristian Kudroc (201 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (31), Canada (28), Czech Republic (22), Denmark (4), Finland (20), France (1), Germany (3), Hungary (1), Kazakhstan (33), Latvia (31), Norway (1), Poland (1), Russia (339), Slovenia (3), Slovakia (10), Sweden (20), Ukraine (1), USA (11)
The National Junior Evaluation Camp that starts tomorrow in Lake Placid is part of the process in selecting the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the 2016 World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland. Besides two American teams (USA ... Read more»