Kontinental Hockey League
Articles relating to the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Europe's top professional hockey league.
Information is pouring in on how the KHL will proceed following the Yaroslavl tragedy that wiped out the Lokomotiv team. Here's a summary of the events as they currently stand, with plans to rebuild the team under a new coach with new players.
A plane carrying the members of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League crashed shortly after takeoff. Most of the passengers are reportedly dead.
The KHL is expanding, but not in the way you might commonly associate it with. The league is issuing a complete re-design of the junior hockey program in Eastern Europe and Russia, spearheaded by the MHL, which is entering its third season.
The Gagarin Cup Finals, the championship round of the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs, are about to start today in Ufa, Russia. See how Salavat Yualev Ufa matches up against their Eastern Conference challengers, Atlant Moscow Oblast.
Game 7 of the KHL's Eastern Conference Final goes today in Ufa, Russia, as the hosts take on Metallurg Magnitogorsk. We review the series to date as the teams fight for the right to play Atlant Moscow Oblast for the Gagarin Cup.
The European hockey playoff season continues, with the underdog Atlant Moscow Oblast team taking a second road win to open their Conference Final series with top ranked Yaroslavl. Also, the Kvalserien to Elitserien tournament hits the half-way point, while Slavia Prague wins another close one in the Czech Extraliga playoffs.
The 2011 European Hockey playoff season keeps rolling with the talented Salavat Yulaev Ufa winning at home to open their KHL Eastern Conference Final, while Lulea gets the bounces to go their way in a second straight OT win over Skelleftea. Plus, the OHL playoffs begin and one semifinal in Slovakia is going the full seven games.
In an interview with the Sportsdaily.ru website, KHL President Andrei Medvedev spilled a lot of information about potential KHL expansion. Find out how the news is being received across Europe, and whether the plans are realistic or not.
There was lots of action around the hockey world over the weekend, with the high priced talent of SKA St. Petersburg getting knocked out in Game 7 OT by Atlant Moscow Oblast headling the KHL playoff picture. The Canadian Hockey League wrapped up their regular season, and the Elitserien wrapped up their quarterfinals as well.
Another multiple overtime game in the KHL, the elimination of the two time defending Gragarin Cup champions, and an unstoppable force in the Slovak Extraliga hilite Thursday's playoff action. We've got those stories, plus key games out of Sweden and Switzerland in our daily recap.
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl becomes the first team to advance to a conference final in the KHL, while HC Slavia Praha pulls off the upset in overtime of Game 7 in the Czech Extraliga quarterfinals. Read about this and more European club playoff action at Puck Worlds.
The KHL has gone after online video sharing in it's latest round of copyright protection, just in time to ruin our fun in posting video on the rematch of the Chekhov/Omsk brawl game, with plenty of new dirty play to examine. Read up on that and stories from around the world in this installment of Globetrotting.
A young defensemen scored his first professional goal on Sunday in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Find out how long it took him to accomplish this feat, plus other KHL news from the past week.
Firewagon hockey broke out in the matchup between Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Monday, ruining a four goal outburst by Denis Platonov. Check out more scores and stats as we recap the early season so far in the KHL.
During the offseason, SKA St. Petersburg dropped big money on Evgeni Nabokov, Denis Grebeshkov, and Maxim Afinogenov to go for a Gagarin Cup. The first game was yesterday against Dinamo Riga, and the results weren't ideal, to say the least.