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 Neftyanik 43 70
2 SKA-Neva 42 70
3 Toros 44 70
4 Rubin 45 69
5 Lada 45 63
6 Zauralye 44 59
7 Zvezda 44 59
8 Metallurg 46 58
9 Khimik 44 57
10 Ugra 45 57
11 HC Ryazan 44 56
12 Dynamo 42 56
13 SaryArka 44 51
14 Sokol 44 50
15 Torpedo 44 49
16 Chelmet 44 49
17 CSK VVS 45 48
18 Tsen Tou 46 47
19 Bars 44 46
20 Dizel 44 43
21 Buran 44 43
22 Yuzhny Ural 43 42
23 Gornyak 43 36
24 HC Tambov 43 35
25 HC Sarov 43 34
26 Molot-Prikamye 42 31
27 Izhstal 42 29
28 KRS-ORG 46 22
29 Yermak 43 19