About the League
Overall 40 regular season games took place in Molodyozhnaya Hokkeynaya Liga last week.
Once again teams who had a home ice advantage did a little better. They enjoyed 19 wins in regulation and added 3 more shootout wins to that. Visiting teams won 16 games in regulation, 1 overtime win and 1 more shootout win.
As for scoring goals, the teams combined for a whopping total of 225 tallies, averaging 5.63 per game.
1 player enjoyed a 4-goal night – Ilnar Dinmukhametov of Sputnik Almetyevsk. 3 players scored hat-tricks - Frenks Razgals (HK Riga), Nikita Korotkov (Sibirskie Snaipery) and Rafael Bimullin (Reaktor Nizhnekamsk).
18 players had 2-goal nights.
4 goaltenders got shutout wins – Dmitry Lozebnikov (Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk), Adel Minegaliev (Sputnik Almetyevsk), Alexei Artamkin (Almaz Cherepovets) and Kirill Volokhin (Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk Region). With 29 saves in the game against HK Riga Alexei Artamkin was named the top goaltender of last week.
The teams combined for 1,037 penalty minutes (home teams – 425, away teams – 612), averaging 25,93 penalty minutes per game.
Nikita Korotkov of Sibirskie Snaipery led the league in goals and points last week with 5. In back-to-back series against Mamonty Yugry Khanty-Mansiysk he scored a pair and a hat-trick.