ABOUT LEAGUE

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

Starting from the 2016/2017 season, RIHF runs the VHL — Silk Road Cup championship (VHL).

The championship is a very important and much-needed step in the development of ice hockey in Russia, 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 2019/20 season 34 clubs from four countries (Russia (27), Kazakhstan (3), China (3) and Uzbekistan (1) will compete in SVHL — Silk Road Cup championship. There will be more than 900 matches for the right to have the major VHL trophy — Petrov Cup and the title — the Champion of VHL — Silk Road Cup championship.

Standings

Team GP PTS
1 Dynamo SPb 25 44
2 SKA-Neva 25 41
3 Rubin 24 41
4 Toros 25 40
5 Ugra 24 39
6 Lada 25 38
7 Zvezda 24 35
8 Zauralye 25 32
9 Gornyak 24 32
10 Sokol 24 31
11 Neftyanik 24 31
12 SaryArka 23 30
13 Bars 25 28
14 Khimik 23 26
15 CSK VVS 24 26
16 Torpedo U-K 23 26
17 Molot-Prikamye 25 26
18 Chelmet 23 26
19 Metallurg 24 26
20 Dynamo Tv 25 25
21 Dizel 24 24
22 Yuzhny Ural 23 24
23 Buran 25 23
24 ORG 24 22
25 Humo 22 22
26 HC Ryazan 25 22
27 Rostov 25 22
28 HC Tambov 23 21
29 Torpedo-Gorky 23 21
30 Nomad 23 19
31 KRS-BSU 23 18
32 Yermak 24 17
33 Izhstal 24 15
34 Tsen Tou 22 11