๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ CSKA Moscow Captures Second Gagarin Cup


CSKA Moscow today completed a stunning comeback in the 2022 Gagarin Cup Finals, overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to Metallurg Magnitogorsk to come back and capture their second Gagarin Cup after a 4-1 victory.

Down 3-1 in the finals to Metallurg, being shut out in Games 3 and 4 to be pushed to the brink of elimination, CSKA roared back with a Game 5 overtime victory and tight 2-1 Game 6 victory, with Game 7 being just the second multi-goal victory after the opening game. Ivan Fedotov pitched a 42 save victory, while goals from Pave Karnaukhov, Alexander Popov, Konstantin Okulov and Vladislav Kamenev spread out throughout the game were enough to put CSKA over the top and secure the 4-1 victory, and first title since 2019.

While members of Metallurg and CSKA would normally now join their national teams for the Beijer Hockey Games, the final stage of the 2021-22 Euro Hockey Tour, bans on Russian and Belarusian teams in IIHF competition means the majority of these players will now start their offseasons earlier than expected due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, the likes of Adam Reideborn, Klas Dahlbeck and Darren Dietz will likely go on to compete in Finland, which opens the World Championships on 13 May in Tampere and Helsinki.

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

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vitali Abramov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Andronov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Klas Dahlbeck, defence
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Darren Dietz, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Igor Esmantovich, general manager
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Ivan Fedotov, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Fyodorov, head coach
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ John Gilmour, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Mikhail Grigorenko, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Matvei Guskov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Marsel Ibragimov, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladislav Kamenev, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Pavel Karnaukhov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Danila Khulapov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Bogdan Kiselevich, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Takhir Mingachyov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Nikita Nesterov, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Konstantin Okulov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Semyon Pankratov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Plotnikov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Popov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladislav Provolnev, defence
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Adam Reideborn, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Artyom Sergeyev, defence
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Anton Slepyshev, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Maxim Sorkin, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Andrei Svetlakov, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Danil Yurtaikin, forward

Photo Credit: KHLย โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC

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