Avto wins the battle of the leaders. September 21 round-up

21 September 2018

The Conference leaders met in Finland, and Avtomobilist’s Jakub Kovar frustrated Jokerit to help his team to a 3-0 victory. CSKA also enjoyed a shut-out on the road, blanking Amur. Traktor bounced back from two heavy losses to down Sochi in overtime while Torpedo’s young forward Daniil Veryayev scored twice in his team’s 3-2 win over Metallurg. Ak Bars won the Tatarstan derby and Slovan took the verdict in an absorbing encounter in Vladivostok.

Kazakov joins Sibir

21 September 2018

New players for Sibir and Admiral; Salavat Yulaev and Lokomotiv trade defensemen.

Versteeg sinks Sibir, SKA overpowers Dynamo. September 20 round-up

20 September 2018

Kris Versteeg opened his KHL account with two goals as Avangard inflicted a ninth successive loss on Sibir. In Moscow, SKA scored three goals in 203 seconds to send Dynamo to the foot of the Western Conference. There was better news for Dinamo Minsk: an Andrei Kostitsyn hat-trick secured a third win in four games. Lokomotiv edged Vityaz in the day’s other action.

Halfway there. ​Kunlun Red Star 0 CSKA Moscow 3

20 September 2018

After a home loss and a failure to score for the first time this season, it might seem strange to come away from Wednesday’s game with a sense of Red Star’s glass being half full. However, despite the final scoreline, the visit of last season’s runner-up CSKA offered more evidence that the team is moving in the right direction.

Eight straight for Avtomobilist, another drubbing for Traktor. September 19

19 September 2018

A final-period flourish saw Avtomobilist cruise past Sochi to make it eight wins from eight so far this season. Traktor, meanwhile, followed up Monday’s 0-8 loss in Finland with a 1-6 reverse at Spartak. Jokerit was among the goals again, beating Metallurg 5-3 in an entertaining game. The Far Eastern action saw CSKA ease past Red Star after tight wins for Dinamo Riga and Admiral.

Sayustov joins Sibir

19 September 2018

Novosibirsk strengthens their roster, Minsk parts ways with American forward.

SKA smashes Severstal, Dynamo snaps losing streak. September 18 round-up

18 September 2018

Nail Yakupov scored twice as SKA overwhelmed Severstal in Cherepovets. Elsewhere, there was good news for two struggling teams: Dynamo Moscow and Dinamo Minsk got their second wins of the season, defeating Vityaz and Lokomotiv respectively. Ak Bars continues to alternate victories and defeats, winning at Torpedo today after Sunday’s stumble at Barys. The Kazakhs again went the distance but lost to Avangard in a shoot-out after clawing back a 0-3 deficit. And Sibir’s troubles go on – a 1-3 loss in Ufa makes it eight without a win this season.

The Finnish connection. Kunlun Red Sar 4 Slovan Bratislava 3 SO

17 September 2018

A thrilling game against Slovan brought the best out of our guys. Resilience, determination, a never-say-die attitude … and ultimately a first home victory of the season thanks to Brandon Yip’s shoot-out winner. After Sunday’s disappointment against Dinamo Riga, this was the perfect response – a morale-boosting win barely 24 hours later.

Tough start in home opener. Kunlun Red Star 2 Dinamo Riga 4

16 September 2018

It was time to go home. After a long road trip to start the season, Red Star finally got to play in front of its own fans in Shanghai. A crowd of almost 4,000 came along on Sunday for the visit of Dinamo Riga and they got a glimpse of the team that Jussi Tapola is building here. Although the result went against Kunlun, this was a resilient performance with plenty of attacking intent. However, the team was undone by an opponent ready to capitalize on any lapses in concentration – and by two of our former players.

Capitalizing on the system. Metallurg Magnitogorsk 3 Kunlun Red Star 1

9 September 2018

One of the most important features of last season for our club was the establishment of a full system of teams feeding into the KHL roster. To assemble that organization in only our second season of competitive hockey was a tall order, but it will be an essential part of building a production line to ensure that talented players can be recruited and refined before playing their part in the senior team.

A day to remember. Spartak Moscow 1 Kunlun Red Star 2

7 September 2018

September 7 is always a resonant date in the hockey calendar. On this day seven years ago, our sport suffered one of its most painful losses when a plane taking Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s team to a game in Minsk crashed on take-off. None of the players or coaches survived.

The first point. HC Sochi 2 Kunlun Red Star 1 OT

5 September 2018

Red Star collected its first point of the season in a hard-fought game in Sochi – but Jussi Tapola was just moments away from celebrating his first KHL victory as our head coach.

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