KHL All-Star Game took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. The game featured selected top players of the Junior Hockey League Challenge Cup Igor Geraskin (Team Kharlamov Division), Nikolai Kovalenko (Team Tarasov Division), German Voloshin (Team Bobrov Division) and Yegor Korobkin (Team Chernyshev Division).
Just like last year, the four division teams faced each other in the semifinal round. Losers went on to battle for the bronze, while winners met each other in the final game to compete for the right to be called the top KHL division.
Skill Competition took place the day before and it was won by Team Kharlamov Division. Although, in the semifinal round Andrei Nazarov’s men lost to Team Tarasov Division in the shootout. Regulation solved nothing and Dmitry Kagarlitsky won it for the team in white jerseys as he scored the decisive shootout attempt.
In the other semifinal game it all went to the shootout as well, since the teams were tied at 5-5 after regulation. Team Chernyshev Division’s 3rd goal of thegame was scored by Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk captain Yegor Korobkin. Khabarovsk’s German Voloshin, who competed for Team Bobrov Division, had picked up an assist on Marc-Andre Gragnani’s marker earlier in the game. Team Chernyshev Division won the shootout as Vladimir Tkachyov scored the winner.
Bronze medal game featured the most goals and one of the heroes was Cherepovets native Igor Geraskin. First star of the JHL Challenge Cup game scored two goals, which was as many as Sergei Mozyakin got, and added an assist to that on another JHL alumnus Pavel Varfolomeyev’s marker. Team Kharlamov Division enjoyed an 8-4 win and got bronze medals at KHL All-Star Game.
Team Tarasov Division won KHL All-Star championship title. Loko Yaroslavl forward Nikolai Kovalenko was on the team. Yaroslavl junior hockey school alumnus scored his team’s 2nd and 3rd goals of the game. On the second marker he was assisted by one of Lokomotiv professional team’s leaders Brandon Kozun. Yegor Korobkin picked up a helper on Yegor Martynov’s goal for Team Chernyshev Division, which finished second at the All-Star tournament.