Best players chosen by category
The Seventh Gazprom Neft Cup has wound up in Omsk. Tournament organizers have picked the best players in seven categories based on their performance throughout the tournament.
Nikita Savchenko of the Omsk Avangard was identified as the best offensive player. Over four days of games, the forward Savchenko earned twelve points according to the “goals plus assists” scoring system, meaning that he scored four goals for his team directly and also scored indirectly with eight assists.
Nikita Shuidin, an offensive player of the Moscow team CSKA, earned the same number of points as Savchenko under the “goals plus assists” scoring system. However, Shuidin was the top scorer because he scored 6 goals for his team, which is more than Nikita Savchenko did.
The most valuable player over the four days of the tournament was Ivan Vorobiov of Yugra. The title of best defenseman fell to Mikhail Zakharov of Traktor. In spite of the fact that his team did not make it to the final game of the tournament, the best goalie was Yegor Gorshkov of Lokomotiv. And finally, the best coach, according to fifteen of his peers, was Anton Corredor of CSKA.
By right, Ak Bars of Kazan won in the final award category of best disciplined team. During five games of the 2013 Gazprom Neft Cup, the Kazan team earned only twelvepenalty minutes.
At the end of the awards ceremony, commemorative prizes were presented to all three referees, including head referee Sergei Bashkirov and the two linesmen Igor Tsukanov and Anton Yevtikheyev. Thus officially concluded the Gazprom Neft Cup, the Seventh KHL International Youth Ice Hockey Tournament.