For the first time in history, SKA-1946 have won the MHL Kharlamov Cup!
In the final series of the 2021/2022 playoffs, our youth team successfully coped with the challenge posed by Krasnaya Armiya (the youth side of CSKA Moscow), emerging victorious by an overall score of 4-2.
Here is a full breakdown of the series:
15.04.2022. Krasnaya Armiya - SKA-1946 - 3:4 OT (Vasin 18:48, Duda 20:57, Shalyshkin 27:17; Chibrikov 24:49, 41:55, 60:46, Michkov 35:05)
16.04.2022. Krasnaya Armiya - SKA-1946 - 1:0 SO (Shalyshkin 65:00 PS)
19.04.2022. SKA-1946 - Krasnaya Armiya - 7:2 (Koromyslov 04:05, Kabush 12:14, 16:53, Mamaladze 13:26, Michkov 26:34, 35:34, Khusnutdinov 51:18; Poltapov 37:58, Kirileichenko 49:02)
20.04.2022. SKA-1946 - Krasnaya Armiya - 6:2 (Svechkov 16:50, 35:27, Yarullin 22:12, Dishkovsky 41:41, 54:00, Gurzanov 57:15; Vasin 24:21, Kirileichenko 28:42)
23.04.2022. Krasnaya Armiya - SKA-1946 - 6:2 (Kuzminov 03:09, 07:05, Bryutov 07:27, Makarov 11:54, Dolzhenkov 23:19, Shamshurin 52:54; Zelenov 12:22, Svechkov 29:36)
25.04.2022. SKA-1946 - Krasnaya Armiya - 3:2 (Demidov 01:32, Ivantsov 27:34, Michkov 47:09; Shamshurin 43:56, Kuzminov 48:49)
In the preceding three playoff rounds, our players had defeated Krylya Sovetov Moscow (3-0), Dynamo Moscow (3-0) and Irbis Kazan (3-2). Having lost two out of the maiden three games of the semi-final series against Irbis, SKA were on the brink of elimination in overtime of the fourth match, but our team refused to be beaten and subsequently won the ensuing sixth game 2:0 in Saint Petersburg with superb goals from Kirill Kirsanov and Maxim Krovyakov.
Initially, SKA-1946 had finished the regular season in second spot of the Western Conference with 100 points, trailing only future final opponents Krasnaya Armiya (105 points).
Our forward Maxim Krovyakov was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the MHL playoffs with 23 (7+17) points to his name in 17 appearances. Furthermore, fellow forward Matvei Michkov ended the tournament as the top goalscorer having registered 13 markers.
In the 2019/2020 season, SKA-1946 had been crowned the winners of the U20 Russian championship, but the campaign was called off before the MHL Kharlamov Cup playoffs could reach their completion.
SKA Hockey Club congratulates the team with this historic achievement!