Amur (Khabarovsk): A first-time contender
The Amur tigers are on their way to Omsk! The boys of Amur-2005, from the city of Khabarovsk on the Chinese border (furthest east of any team in the Tournament) have a big adventure ahead. The team is a newcomer at the Gazprom Neft Cup and the boys have been through a rigorous training programme, on and off the ice, from development of physical strength to classes on tactics. Expect some smart combinations—every player knows where to move in any game situation—and listen out for the Amur pre-match chants.