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 42 69
2 Neftyanik 42 65
3 Dizel 43 61
4 Rubin 42 60
5 Dynamo SPb 44 58
6 Khimik 43 57
7 Gornyak 43 57
8 Metallurg 42 56
9 Bars 44 53
10 Toros 42 52
11 Zvezda 42 50
12 HC Tambov 42 50
13 HC Ryazan 43 49
14 SKA-Neva 44 48
15 Rostov 42 48
16 Chelmet 42 47
17 Dynamo MO 42 47
18 Lada 43 44
19 Sokol 45 43
20 Yuzhny Ural 42 41
21 Yermak 45 39
22 CSK VVS 43 38
23 Zauralye 42 37
24 Buran 42 30
25 Molot-Prikamye 42 27
26 Izhstal 42 22