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 ofthe audience, and fosters “sports” borders.

Each year VHL attracts more audiences. 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 2020/21 season, 26 Russian hockey clubs compete in VHL — Silk Road Cup championship. There will be more than 650 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 Ugra 40 69
2 Neftyanik 39 61
3 Dizel 41 58
4 Rubin 40 58
5 Khimik 42 55
6 Dynamo SPb 41 54
7 Metallurg 41 54
8 Gornyak 41 53
9 HC Ryazan 42 49
10 Bars 42 49
11 Toros 40 48
12 HC Tambov 40 48
13 Zvezda 39 45
14 Dynamo MO 39 45
15 SKA-Neva 41 44
16 Rostov 40 44
17 Sokol 43 43
18 Chelmet 39 42
19 Lada 40 41
20 Yuzhny Ural 41 41
21 Yermak 42 39
22 CSK VVS 40 35
23 Zauralye 40 33
24 Buran 40 30
25 Molot-Prikamye 40 25
26 Izhstal 39 22