Junior Hockey League continues its series of remembering the most vivid moments of the past season. Quite an exciting gameday took place on February 24th. That Saturday hockey fans were witnesses to several terrific games.
A rivalry game was held in Chelyabinsk where Tolpar Ufa beat local Belye Medvedi. Ufa created a decent gap for themselves in the first couple of minutes of play as they scored three unanswered goals and that proved to be the difference in the game. Alexei Pustozyorov scored twice. Home team scored twice as Evgeny Kobyakov got both markers but still failed to get any points that afternoon. Tolpar held on to a 4-2 win.
In St. Petersburg rivalry SKA-1946 enjoyed a solid win over SKA-Serebryanye Lvy scoring four unanswered goals. Kirill Petkov got a pair of tallies, while Alexander Ivanov and Konstantin Tyurin added one each. Konstantin Volkov stopped all 35 shots he had to face and thus earned his seventh shutout of the season.
JHC Spartak Moscow and Loko Yaroslavl put up a real show for the fans. Yaroslavl got scored on just a few seconds into the game but they got in the lead before the intermission. Then Spartak erased a 2-goal deficit and got in the lead. The red-and-white were up 5-4 after 40 minutes of play. In the third stanza top team of the Western Conference finally prevailed. Denis Alexeyev scored his second goal of the game and then Pavel Kudryavtsev won it for ‘the railway men’ with a shorthanded tally. Loko won 6-5. Vladislav Rybakov also ended up with two goals, while Mikhail Zholobov and Mikhail Shalagin scored two each for the home side.
Krasnaya Armiya Moscow beat HC Riga with a final score of 10-3. Despite the outcome, the red-and-blue were up just 3-1 before the final period of play. However, in the final stanza then reigning Kharlamov Cup champions put forward an unbelievable conversion rate on their scoring chances, netting as many as seven unanswered goals. Overall nine different players scored for Krasnaya Armiya and only Maxim Sorkin got a pair of tallies.