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About the Tournament

Gazprom Neft Cup is the largest European hockey competition for children’s teams in the under-11 age group. This is the first major step in every hockey player’s career — taking part in a tournament with more than 600 other athletes, supported by thousands of fans in the stands!

Geographically, the tournament covers the Far East to Europe, with teams performing at leading venues in the competition’s two capitals of Omsk and Sochi — the Arena Omsk and Avangard hockey centre in the east, and the Olympic Bolshoi and Iceberg stadiums in the west. Matches are supervised by professional coaches (referees), and the course of the tournament covered by the leading federal TV channels, radio stations, print media and Internet sites. Live broadcasts are watched by hundreds of thousands of spectators, and the Opening Match and SuperFinal traditionally preceded by extravagantly colourful multimedia 3D world-class shows featuring well-known groups and artists.

Official Photo Album
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Tournament Brochure
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Documents
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Gazprom Neft Cup in figures
202 000
Fans
3 500
Players
497
Games have been played
104
Players represented Russia in international tournaments for juniors
151
Former participants of the tournament play in the teams of the MHL
172
Teams from 6 countries took part in the tournament
Hockey without frontiers
The Gazprom Neft Cup is a major international tournament, offering the chance to compete with the strongest clubs from Russia’s regions, and other countries, with teams from the east and west setting their skills and character against each other in group matches and playoff games. Clubs from Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan, and Finland traditionally take part in the tournament, which were this year joined by teams from Germany and Russia’s Vladivostok, who we welcome in making their debuts!
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Belarus
Belarus
from 2014
Germany
Germany
from 2018
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
from 2014
Latvia
Latvia
from 2012
Russia
Russia
from 2007
Finland
Finland
from 2014
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The winner receives a valuable reward — a real cup
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The weight of the Gazprom Neft Cup is 14 kg.
Cup height: 60 cm
2
In the manufacture of the bowl, nickel-plated bronze, copper and brass, nickel-silver were used. The base is mahogany.
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Every year the trophy is engraved with the name of the winning team, which keeps it until the next Tournament.
“The Tournament’s sheer scale, as much as the high standard of organisation, are what give it its unique atmosphere as a major event on the hockey calendar, every year. The Gazprom Neft Cup is important not just for its sporting element, but also in giving young hockey players from various countries the opportunity to engage with each other. I have no doubt that the impressions they take away will become lasting memories of their hockey-playing youth, for all participants.”
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Alexander Dyukov
Chairman of the Gazprom Neft Management Board
“You could say the Gazprom Neft Cup is the KHL in miniature — attracting new teams, expanding into new territories, and becoming a sporting event on a continental scale, allowing hundreds of promising young people to gain invaluable experience in competing at the highest level. Taking part in this tournament is a great chance opportunity for all young hockey players to take the first step in their career, and make themselves known.”
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Dmitry Chernyshenko
President of the Kontinental Hockey League
“The Gazprom Neft Cup Organising Committee has decided that, going forward, we will expand the number of participants to include those countries which, while not yet represented in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), are, nonetheless, at a high standard in terms of developing hockey. National Hockey Federations will be able to send one club from their country to the Gazprom Neft Cup, every year. In 2018, for the first time in the Tournament, a German club — Junadler Mannheim — will be taking part.”
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Alexander Dybal
Chairman of the Tournament Organizing Committee, Member of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft PJSC
Alexander Dyukov
Dmitry Chernyshenko
Alexander Dybal