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Molodezhnaya Hockey League
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|28 Feb 2018 |||Magnuss Jākobsons (F)||HK Riga||HK Liepaja|
|28 Jan 2018 |||Valery Shtukert (G)||Snow Leopards Astana||HK Astana|
|16 Jan 2018 |||Pavel Borunov (D)||MHK Krylia Sovetov||Buran Voronezh|
|15 Jan 2018 |||Valery Bochkarev (F)||Red Army Moscow||Sary Arka Karaganda|
|1.||Pavel Kruty||F||KRS Heilongjiang Junior||59||32||30||62||36||-22|
|2.||Vladimir Zababurin||F||KRS Heilongjiang Junior||58||13||45||58||58||-10|
|3.||Anton Koshelev||F||Avto Yekaterinburg||53||22||27||49||22||15|
|4.||Nikita Anokhovsky||C||Loko Yaroslavl||55||20||28||48||18||28|
|5.||Yevgeni Kobyakov||F||White Bears Chelyabinsk||56||21||26||47||8||16|
|6.||Yury Muravyov||F||Avto Yekaterinburg||53||19||26||45||22||15|
|7.||Platon Popov||F||White Bears Chelyabinsk||38||23||7||30||18||4|
|8.||Kirill Slepets||F||Loko Yaroslavl||46||17||13||30||22||20|
|9.||Maxim Rasseikin||C||Avto Yekaterinburg||22||11||14||25||12||10|
|10.||Vladislav Kuliyev||F||White Bears Chelyabinsk||27||7||18||25||30||19|
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.
Junior Club World Cup quarter finals
The group stage of the JCWC in Yekaterinburg ended today. The quarter finals will be played on Thursday: Avto Yekaterinburg - MODO Hockey, Red Army Moscow - Jokerit, HC Davos - HC Ocelari Trinec and Snow Leopards Astana - HK Riga.(22 Aug 2017)
Belarus U18 will play in MHL
According to Belarus Federation site, U18 national team will play in MHL next season. RCOP Raubichi coaching duo Sergey Belov and assistant Alexander Orlenko will lead the team. A training camp to select the roster will be held in Minsk from 18 to 23 June(30 May 2015)
New name, coach and team for Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
Next season Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk will allign a team in MHL, as announced by Governor of East Kazakhstan region Daniyal Akhmetov. In the same press conference was also announced that team will be back at original name Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk, even if company Kazzinc will continue to support the club. Finally was announced former assistant coach Alexei Fetisov as new headcoach(27 Apr 2015)
West beat East in MHL Challenge Cup
The West team snatched the victory 3-2 (0:1, 2:0, 0:1, 0:0, 1:0) at the shootouts from the East in the MHL Challenge Cup League,played in Cherepovets. Decisive penalty was scored by Kamil Shiafotdinov (Atlanty). Game MVP were: West captain Roman Manukhov and Alexander Akmaldinov.
After this victory West has four Challenge Cup won, East just two
Future of Energie in MHL is still unclear
The future of the only Czech member in the junior league MHL is still unclear. From yesterday's meeting of representatives of both the club and the league outcomes it is the league's priority to help to Energie to finish the season. Final decision about the situation will be announced no later than Friday so the club could depart to Russia for the weekend's games. During the last week, Karlovy Vary informed they interrupt its appearance in MHL due to financial issues. In result of that, several games have been postponed already.(20 Jan 2015)
Karlovy Vary interrupts its appearance in MHL
Due to financial troubles, the only Czech participant the Energie Karlovy Vary interrupts its appearance in MHL. The nearest planned games of Energie in Belarus are thus cancelled. In a statement published on the club's website the organization hoped some solution for the situation outcomes of the planned meeting with MHL's management which will take place on next Monday in Prague.(18 Jan 2015)
MHL game postponed
Today's MHL game Yugra Mammoths - Kuznetsk Bears has been postponed because 14 of the Bears players are sick. A new date for the game is not yet decided.(02 Dec 2014)
MHL reaches 5,000
MHL started in 2009 and is now in its sixth season.(11 Sep 2014)
Creation of Polish-Slovak team postponed
According to portal hokej.net, the Polish-Slovak project to enter a joint team called HC Jackals Poland into Russian Junior League MHL, has been postponed to next year.(28 Aug 2014)
Donbas will miss KHL season
On Tuesday June 17th Donbas Donets'k president Boris Kolesnikov met KHL president Alexander Medvedev. They agreed that Donbas will miss KHL season 2014/2015. It's junior team Molodaya Gvardiya will also miss MHL season. Both teams will take part in Ukrainian League which is now being re-organized.(18 Jun 2014)
- Youngest player: Yuhang Zhang (16 years)
- Oldest player: Mikhail Zholobov (21 years)
- Shortest player: Jan Svoboda (169 cm)
- Tallest player: Mark Yanchevsky (199 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (1), Canada (2), China (13), Czech Republic (1), Estonia (1), Finland (3), Kazakhstan (22), Latvia (10), Lithuania (1), Russia (125)