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 Lada 22 37
2 SKA-Neva 24 36
3 Rubin 23 36
4 Ugra 23 35
5 Chelmet 21 33
6 Zauralye 21 32
7 Dynamo 24 32
8 Zvezda 23 30
9 Metallurg 22 30
10 Neftyanik 20 30
11 Khimik 23 29
12 Toros 20 28
13 Bars 23 27
14 Torpedo 25 27
15 Sokol 23 27
16 HC Ryazan 21 25
17 CSK VVS 22 23
18 SaryArka 25 22
19 Tsen Tou 23 22
20 Dizel 23 21
21 Yuzhny Ural 23 20
22 HC Tambov 22 19
23 Molot-Prikamye 22 18
24 Gornyak 23 18
25 HC Sarov 22 17
26 Buran 21 16
27 Izhstal 22 16
28 KRS-ORG 23 12
29 Yermak 23 10