IHLC Winners Lead Metallurg To Game Seven Gagarin Cup Victory

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A pair of goals from Yevgeni Timkin sealed a Game Seven victory for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, capping a wild, back and forth series against CSKA Moscow that went right to the wire, but ultimately captured Metallurg their second Gagarin Cup in three seasons with a 3-1 final.

Goalie Vasily Koshechkin stood on his head throughout the game, as the Red Army pounded Metallurg across the board, outshooting the Foxes 76-16 on the evening. However, strong defensive play backed by Koshechkin, and a decisive go-ahead goal by defender Chris Lee just three minutes after Maxim Mamin tied the game at 1-1 put the game in hand. A brutal defensive miscue by Bogdan Kiselevich of CSKA led to Timkin’s second goal, an empty netter, which clinched the victory before a stunned Moscow crowd.

With players from five nations on the main roster, Metallurg also hosts players from three of those nations that have held the International Hockey Lineal Championship, including the aforementioned Koshechkin, as well as captain and scoring leader Sergei Mozyakin, and other stars like Alexander Syomin and Danis Zaripov.

Our congratulations go out to the players, management and fans of Metallurg Magnitogorsk, with those on the roster that have also held the IHLC highlighted in bold:

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Viktor Antipin, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Dmitri Arsenyuk, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Rafael Batyrshin, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexei Bereglazov, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Yevgeni Biryukov, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Artur Boltanov, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tomรกลก Filippi, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexei Kaigorodov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladislav Kaletnik, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Yaroslav Khabarov, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Kharitinski, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vasily Koshechkin, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Jaroslav Kosov, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jan Kovรกล™, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Chris Lee, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Pavel Medvedev, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Mozyakin, forward
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Oskar Osala, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Denis Osipov, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Denis Platonov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Viktor Postnikov, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Bogdan Potekhin, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Ilya Samsonov, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Denis Sergushkin, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Igor Shvyrev, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Syomin, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Terehchenko, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Yevgeni Timkin, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Wojtek Wolski, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Artyom Zagidulin, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladilen Zakharov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Danis Zaripov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Artyom Zhelezkov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Nikita Zhloba, defence

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