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2018 — XII Tournament

The geographic coverage of the Gazprom Neft Cup increased considerably with the addition of an eastern team, Admiral, from Vladivostok. The tournament’s furthest reach westwards was Mannheim, Germany.

Year: 2018

Number of teams: 26

Russia Belarus Latvia Kazakhstan Germany Finland

Teams have traditionally played across four arenas — West Group teams at Arena Omsk and HC Avangard, and East Group teams at the Bolshoy and Iceberg Olympic sports arenas in Sochi, with Group winners meeting at the Super Final in Omsk.

63live match broadcasts, from four venues

All matches were broadcast live through tournament Internet platforms, with the Super Final being shown live on KHL-TV.

As was the case last year, the big match out on the ice at Arena Omsk saw CSKA battling it out with Salavat Ulaev.

With no winner after a 2:2 draw at full time the match finally went CSKA’s way after a penalty shoot-out, with the Moscow team retaining the trophy for the second time — having won the tournament two years in a row in 2013–2014 and now in 2017–2018.

CSKA – the first four-time winners of the Gazprom Neft Cup

CSKA — the first four-time winners of the Gazprom Neft Cup

The main media sponsor — the country’s leading sports channel, MATCH TV — delivered regular tournament highlights alongside bulletins on adult sports.

MATCH TV

2017 — XI Tournament

Tournament games were held simultaneously in two cities: West Group teams competed in the Olympic city of Sochi, on the Black Sea, and games in East Group were held in the West Siberian city of Omsk.

Year: 2017

Number of teams: 27

Russia Belarus Kazakhstan Latvia Finland

In 2017, the number of participants of the Gazprom Neft Cup increased again — the Sochi team debuted in the competition.

Teams of the “East” Group performed on the ice of the “Arena Omsk” and HC “Avangard”, the “West” Group teams in the Olympic sports palaces “Bolshoi” and “Iceberg”.

Arriving CSKA team to Omsk

Arriving CSKA team to Omsk

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visited the hockey battles of Preliminary stage and Play-off

Superfinal, multimedia show and opening matches were broadcast live on KHL-TV

CSKA (Moscow) and “Salavat Ulaev” (Ufa) met in the final match. Young CSKA defeated 3:0 and set a record, becoming the first three-time winners of the tournament.

CSKA after winning XI Tournament Superfinal

CSKA after winning XI Tournament Superfinal

The country’s main sports television channel MATCH TV was general informational partner of the Gazprom Neft Cup again

MATCH TV

2016 — X Tournament

It is a first time when total of 26 teams from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Finland took part in the tournament in its anniversary year.

Year: 2016

Number of teams: 26

Russia Belarus Kazakhstan Latvia Finland

In Sochi, the games of the tournament were hosted by the Olympic arenas: the Bolshoi Palace of Sports and Iceberg Ice Palace.

Opening Ceremony at the Ice Palace

Opening Ceremony at the Ice Palace

Teams of the group “Vostok” played their matches in the hockey center “Avangard” and on the “Arena Omsk”.

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attended the opening ceremony and the match of “Dynamo” (Moscow) — CSKA (Moscow) in the sports palace “Bolshoi”. This is the tournament attendance record

The cup was won this year by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl with a score of 5:2 against Traktor (Chelyabinsk).

Lokomotiv awarding ceremony

Lokomotiv awarding ceremony

2015 — IX Tournament

Twenty five teams from six countries took part in the 2015 Gazprom Neft Cup. For the second time, the tournament was held on a divisional basis, with teams divided into two groups — East and West.

Year: 2015

Number of teams: 25

Russia Belarus Kazakhstan Latvia Ukraine Finland

West Group teams played at the St Petersburg Ice Palace, home to Gagarin Cup holders SKA, with some matches held at the Yubileyny Sports Palace.

Opening Ceremony at the Ice Palace

Opening Ceremony at the Ice Palace

The tournament has been extending its educational activities every year.

To which end, Olympic gold medallists Dmitry Yushkevich and Vladimir Yurzinov led a seminar for coaches training children’s teams, junior hockey players attended an educational lecture, and parents were, for the first time, offered a seminar on the psychological aspects of children’s sport.

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gathered in Omsk in “Avangard” — “Ak Bars” match

Moscow’s Dynamo take the title for the first time in the tournament’s history, beating Omsk’s Avangard 4:0 in the Super Final.

Moscow’s Dynamo with the Tournament Cup

Moscow’s Dynamo with the Tournament Cup

2014 — VIII Tournament

Twenty four teams, from six different countries, take part in the 2014 Gazprom Neft Cup, with the tournament being run on the “divisional” model, and teams divided into two groups — “East” (in Omsk) and “West” (in Minsk).

Year: 2014

Number of teams: 24

Russia Belarus Kazakhstan Latvia Ukraine Finland

The West Group teams met on the ice rink of the brand new sports complex Chizhovka Arena

This complex was build specially for the 2014 World Hockey Championship in Minsk.

Chizhovka Arena in Minsk

Chizhovka Arena in Minsk

The tournament has been extending its educational activities every year.

To which end, Olympic gold medallists Dmitry Yushkevich and Vladimir Yurzinov led a seminar for coaches training children’s teams, junior hockey players attended an educational lecture, and parents were, for the first time, offered a seminar on the psychological aspects of children’s sport.

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The opening ceremony in Omsk was attended by a record number of spectators

Opening ceremony in Arena Omsk

Opening ceremony in Arena Omsk

The Super Final traditionally was held in Omsk at the Omsk Arena, the Avangard Club’s home ground.

Moscow's CSKA became the winner of the Cup and a two-time winner.

The young “army” athletes are now the first and only team to take home the Tournament trophy for the second time in a row!

CSKA beat Ak Bars in the Super Final scoring 1:0

CSKA beat Ak Bars in the Super Final scoring 1:0

2013 — VII Tournament

April 25th — 28th this year saw the seventh annual Gazprom Neft Cup Youth Ice Hockey Tournament, in Omsk, with 16 clubs participating.

Year: 2013

Number of teams: 16

Russia Latvia

Thanks to the efforts and resources of Gazprom Neft and the KHL, the Gazprom Neft Cup has, in recent years, has now become the unofficial premier championship for teams under 12.

On the photo: Dmitry Kurbatov, Director for Organization and Holding of KHL Sports Events, Alexander Dybal, Member of the Gazprom Neft Management Board, Omsk Region Governor Viktor Nazarov

On the photo: Dmitry Kurbatov, Director for Organization and Holding of KHL Sports Events, Alexander Dybal, Member of the Gazprom Neft Management Board, Omsk Region Governor Viktor Nazarov

Matches are refereed by professional KHL officials, with games held at ice arenas certified to match standard by professional league teams.

Official media partners this year included:

Federal broadcasters: Rossiya-2, Sport 1, NTV-Plus, KHL-TV, the Championat.com website and major sport media holding company Sport Express.

A multimedia show marking the opening of the tournament is everything one would expect from the top KHL clubs.

Opening and closing matches are broadcast live on KHL-TV.

Opening Ceremony in Arena Omsk SC

Opening Ceremony in Arena Omsk SC

2012 — VI Tournament

This year, 400 athletes from 16 teams took part in the tournament. Competitions were held from 18 to 22 April.

Year: 2012

Number of teams: 16

Russia Latvia

The first game of the 2012 Gazprom Neft Cup was between the winning teams of the two preceding years — HC Avangard, Omsk and HC Traktor, Chelyabinsk.

Tournament Opening Ceremony

Tournament Opening Ceremony

Tournament matches are extensively covered by KHL TV, with the final transmitted live from the Arena Omsk.

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scored Ivan Kazakov (Ak Bars) and Vladislav Shutov (Neftekhimik) and were awarded as top scorers of the tournament

2011 — V Tournament

Competitions were held from 21 to 24 April. A unique trophy is made for the tournament (which this year has a total 12 teams taking part), won by Chelaybinsk’s Traktor.

Year: 2011

Number of teams: 12

Russia

The first time Tournament had been held as an official youth tournament of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Tournament Opening Ceremony

Tournament Opening Ceremony

For the first time, a live broadcast of the tournament finale was broadcast on the KHL-TV

This gripping match could be seen not just by Russians, but also international satellite viewers in numerous countries worldwide.

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2010 — IV Tournament

April 22nd to 25th 2010 saw the fourth annual Gazprom Neft KHL Youth Ice Hockey Tournament under the auspices of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Year: 2010

Number of teams: 8

Russia

Competition matches were held at the Avangard Hockey Centre ice rink

Opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the final matches, at the Omsk Arena.

Tournament Opening Ceremony

Tournament Opening Ceremony

Master classes were held for young pucksters, as well as competitions to find the best-trained teams — in terms of both technical ability and physical fitness.

The Cup was won by Avangard, Omsk, who became two-time winners of the tournament.

Omsk’s Avangard — winner of the tournament

Omsk’s Avangard — winner of the tournament

2009 — III Tournament

The 3rd Gazprom Neft Cup takes place in Salekhard. Six teams took part in the Tournament.

Year: 2009

Number of teams: 6

Russia

The opening ceremony saw a friendly between “Elite Yamal” and the “USSR Hockey Legends”

Gazprom Neft Cup was won by St Petersburg’s Silver Lions

Silver Lions team

Silver Lions team

2008 — II Tournament

Tournament takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2008 at the Arena Yugra.

Year: 2008

Number of teams: 6

Russia

The gala opening ceremony included a friendly between the “Elite Ugra” and “USSR Hockey Legends” teams

Spectators were shown trophies won by Russian teams this year — the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup

All matches were held at the new Arena Ugra Sports Centre

Omsk’s Avangard take the trophy.

Omsk’s Avangard take the trophy.

2007 — I Tournament

The first Gazprom Neft Cup KHL Youth Ice Hockey Tournament took place from November 27th to December 1st, 2007 in Omsk.

Year: 2007

Number of teams: 6

Russia

The opening ceremony of the tournament was held at the new Omsk Arena.

Arena Omsk

Arena Omsk

The opening ceremony included a friendly match between the “USSR Hockey Legends” team and HC Avangard veterans

Master sportsmen, including multiple world champions, Olympic champions and Olympic medal winners Alexander Yakushev, Sergei Gimayev, Vladimir Lutchenko, Vladimir Golikov, Yuri Lyapkin, Viktor Shalimov, Yuri Shatalov and others appearing on the ice.

Match between the “USSR Hockey Legends” team and HC Avangard veterans

Match between the “USSR Hockey Legends” team and HC Avangard veterans

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