ABOUT LEAGUE

The Russian Ice Hockey federation is developing ice hockey on all levels from amateur to professional. Work is ingoing in 70 regions over the the country and the federation is responsible for all national teams.

Starting from the 2016/2017 season, RIHF runs the Supreme Hockey League championship (VHL).

Supreme Hockey League championship is a very important and much-needed step in the development of ice hockey in Russia. 

VHL is a young championship that promotes the discovery of new talents and is a springboard for conquering great heights. Today VHL has become a successful and highly organized project that raises the interest of the audience, and fosters "sports" borders. 

Each year VHL attracts more audience. Overall combined stadium capacity - more than 90 000 spectators. Average game attendance - around 2 000 per game, overall more than 1,5 million per season.

In the 2017/18 season 27 clubs from three countries (Russia (23), Kazakhstan (2) and China (2) will compete in Supreme Hockey League championship. There wiil be more than 780 matches for the right to have the major VHL trophy - Petrov Cup and the title - the Champion of Supreme Hockey League championship.

Standings.

Team GP PTS
1 SKA-Neva 53 88
2 Neftyanik 52 84
3 Toros 52 82
4 Rubin 53 79
5 Lada 52 73
6 Zvezda 53 72
7 Khimik 54 71
8 Ugra 53 69
9 SaryArka 54 68
10 Zauralye 52 67
11 Metallurg 52 65
12 Dynamo 53 65
13 HC Ryazan 52 61
14 Sokol 52 61
15 Torpedo 54 60
16 Tsen Tou 53 57
17 Bars 52 55
18 Yuzhny Ural 52 55
19 CSK VVS 52 53
20 Chelmet 52 52
21 Dizel 52 49
22 Buran 52 49
23 HC Tambov 52 46
24 Gornyak 52 45
25 HC Sarov 52 38
26 Izhstal 52 38
27 Molot-Prikamye 52 34
28 Yermak 52 31
29 KRS-ORG 52 29