The eighth season of the strongest hockey League in Europe, KHL, was opened in St. Petersburg. Met the finalists of the previous Championships – SKA and CSKA. Holders of Gagarin Cup from Peter with Ukrainian Alexei Ponikarovsky in lineup lost in overtime – 3:4.
With the same account – and also the Moscow team, and also in extra time – lost and Minsk “Dynamo”. Guests from Belarus did not keep away win against Spartak Moscow. Former forward of the national team of Ukraine Oleksandr Materukhin signatories to the Minsk contract for three years and received Belarusian citizenship, he scored a goal. In the third period he’s from the nickle evened the score 2:2.
On topic: a Team of Ukrainian hockey starts in the Champions League