Before the KHL match between SKA and HC Spartak Moscow, veterans of both teams competed in a special exhibition game in Saint Petersburg. SKA's board was represented by vice-president Roman Rotenberg, deputy chairman of the board of directors Alexander Medvedev and general director Andrei Tochitsky. Former SKA players such as Maxim Sokolov, Kirill Safronov, Valery Pokrovsky, Marat Davydov and Konstantin Gorovikov also participated in the match.
The game ended in a 4:4 draw.
SKA Friends - Spartak Friends - 4:4 (1:0, 1:2, 2:2)
1:0 Drozdetsky (Dolishnya), 02.23
1:1 Upper (Suglobov), 24.00
1:2 Shamolin (Pozdnyakov, Smirnov), 25.16
2:2 Merkulov, 37.40
3:2 Gorovikov (Krutov), 46.24
3:3 Shkotov, 50.13
4:3 Gorovikov (Krutov, Rotenberg), 54.08
4:4 Shkotov, 57.00
Goalkeepers: Sokolov, Bunin - Konobriy
Referees: Mikhaevich, Feoktistov
16.01.2018. Saint Petersburg, Ice Palace.