Yevgeny Nabokov at the 2010 Olympic Games. (Photo by Kaiser matias)

Yevgeny Nabokov at the 2010 Olympic Games. (Photo by Kaiser matias)

Soviet forward Valentin Kuzin (right, wearing cap) battles against a Czechoslovakian opponent in an early- to mid-1950s game.

Soviet forward Valentin Kuzin (right, wearing cap) battles against a Czechoslovakian opponent in an early- to mid-1950s game.

SKIF Nizhny Novgorod’s Olga Sosina receiving the award for Best Forward in the Russian Championship, 2013-14, from Viktor Kharitonov (General Director of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod). Sosina was a pretty good choice, to put it mildly - she scored 62 goals (here’s one!) and added 67 assists in c. 40 games in 2013-14 as SKIF won the championship.
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SKIF Nizhny Novgorod’s Olga Sosina receiving the award for Best Forward in the Russian Championship, 2013-14, from Viktor Kharitonov (General Director of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod). Sosina was a pretty good choice, to put it mildly - she scored 62 goals (here’s one!) and added 67 assists in c. 40 games in 2013-14 as SKIF won the championship.

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Oilers’ rookie Bogdan Yakimov gets the puck past Kurtis Mucha of the University of Alberta Golden Bears during exhibition play on Sept. 17. (Source)

Oilers’ rookie Bogdan Yakimov gets the puck past Kurtis Mucha of the University of Alberta Golden Bears during exhibition play on Sept. 17. (Source)

Highlights of HK Sochi’s first home game!  The first and last goals by the home team were particularly nice.

katya-empire:

hockey-in-europe:

This is Andrei Narazov, head coach of Barys Astana, giving the refs the finger after his team suffered a too many players penalty a minute before the game’s end. First he threw his towel on the ice, then a water bottle (a totally unfazed Barys player picked it up and drank from it). He got a misconduct penalty, walked to the exist and paused before the tunnel for one last fuck you to the refs and the crowd in Vladivostok. Words can’t express it. So go and watch the video!!!

Моя звезда! ⭐

And then he challenged Slava Fetisov to a fight… What a crazy day!

katya-empire:

hockey-in-europe:

This is Andrei Narazov, head coach of Barys Astana, giving the refs the finger after his team suffered a too many players penalty a minute before the game’s end. First he threw his towel on the ice, then a water bottle (a totally unfazed Barys player picked it up and drank from it). He got a misconduct penalty, walked to the exist and paused before the tunnel for one last fuck you to the refs and the crowd in Vladivostok. Words can’t express it. So go and watch the video!!!

Моя звезда! ⭐

And then he challenged Slava Fetisov to a fight… What a crazy day!

Top photo: Alexei Krutov of HK Sochi, who scored his team’s first ever goal in their home rink the other day (it was a beauty).

His father (bottom photo) could play a little bit too! :)

A young, brooding, Vyacheslav Fetisov, a bouquet of flowers, and a girl in a white dress.

A young, brooding, Vyacheslav Fetisov, a bouquet of flowers, and a girl in a white dress.

Puckrant article: Taking a look at Ilya Sorokin, who just might be The Next Big Thing(tm).
Forward Talgat Zhailauov, of Barys Astana. (Source)

Forward Talgat Zhailauov, of Barys Astana. (Source)

Action from the Far East rivalry between Amur Khabarovsk (in orange) and Admiral Vladivostok.  Mikhail Zheleznov (#98) has the puck for Amur, while Admiral’s Logan Pyett tries to check him.  In the background, Ruslan Bashkirov waits to see what will happen next. (Source)
I liked Amur’s old uniforms, but I have to say that the new ones are very nice as well!

Action from the Far East rivalry between Amur Khabarovsk (in orange) and Admiral Vladivostok.  Mikhail Zheleznov (#98) has the puck for Amur, while Admiral’s Logan Pyett tries to check him.  In the background, Ruslan Bashkirov waits to see what will happen next. (Source)

I liked Amur’s old uniforms, but I have to say that the new ones are very nice as well!

fyeahcosmonauts:

Yuri Gagarin presenting Viktor Kuzkin (CSKA Moscow) a sportsmanship trophy. (1966)

fyeahcosmonauts:

Yuri Gagarin presenting Viktor Kuzkin (CSKA Moscow) a sportsmanship trophy. (1966)

Short feature about the Rendez-vous ‘87 exhibition tournament between the NHL All-Stars and the Soviet national team.

Galina Skiba at the 2014 Olympics.

Galina Skiba at the 2014 Olympics.