XI Gazprom Neft Cup match calendar now available
The match calendar for West and East Groups in the XI Gazprom Neft Cup has been published online following the match draw. Group contests begin on 21 April. First on the ice will be the East teams from sub-group D: Sibir Novosibirsk and Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg will lock sticks at the Avangard Centre in Omsk at 06.00 Moscow time. The first West Group match will also start nearly, but not as early: teams from sub-group D Severstal Cherepovets and Jokerit Helsinki will go head to head at the Iceberg Palace in Sochi at 09.00 Moscow time.
Play-offs in the XI Gazprom Neft Cup begin on 23 April.