Avangard and Ak Bars into the East group final!
We have the finalists for the East group final in the 8th Gazprom Neft Cup. The ‘eagles’ from Omsk and the ‘bars’ from Kazan will be fighting for a place in the tournament superfinal.
The two semi-final games began at the same time, 7:40 Moscow time, and each was tense and full of interest. On the ice at the Omsk Arena the Kazan players fought with the Magnitogorsk ‘metal workers’ and extracted a difficult victory – 2:1. At the same time at the hockey centre Avangard from Omsk gathered pace against the Ufa Salavat Yulaev with a score of 4:1.
Now the game for third place in the East group, at 13:00 Moscow Time, will be between Metallurg and Salavat Yulaev. And at 15:30 Ak Bars and Avangard will fight for the first place. The winner will go to the Gazprom Neft Cup superfinal, to be held in Omsk on April 25.