Cup of Russia already underway!
The bandy season 2021-2022 has already started with cup games in Russia. When the teams in other countries have come a bit into the pre-season training, the competition matches have already started in Russia. The Cup of Russia takes place between August 1 and October 4.
The teams are divided into two Round Robin groups before the playoffs start later. The groups are “Group West” with 8 teams: Dynamo Moscow, Rodina Kirov, Start, Dynamo Kazan, Vodnik, Murmansk, Stroitel and Volga. “Group Vostok” consists of 6 teams: Yenisei, Baikal Energy, Kuzbass, SKA Neftyanik, Sibselmash and Uralsky Trubnik.
The Cup of Russia started on Sunday August 1 and continued today August 2. The results so far:
Yenisei-Uralsky Trubnik 8-1
Sibselmsh-Baikal Energy 2-6
Rodina-Dynamo Moscow 1-18
Kuzbass-SKA Neftyanik 4-3
Baikal Energy-Yenisei 4-5
The matches in the first stage started with a minute of silence in memory of three legendary persons in Russian bandy:
Honored Master of Sports and four-time World Champion Roman Yurievich Geysel, Honored Master of Sports and six time world champion Maxim Vitalyevich Ishkeldin and Head of the national teams of Russia Vladislav Anatolyevich Spinka.