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Aivis Kalnins' Archive

Avangard Omsk win the KHL's Opening Cup

September 1, 2019 - 6:00 PM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins On Sunday in Moscow, the season opener of the KHL 2019/2020 season was played between last years finalists Avangard Omsk and hosts CSKA Moscow. Avangard managed to win the game with a score 3:1 (1:1, 1:0, 1:0) earning the KHL's Op...

Latvian headed to Florida - ''It's all in my own hands''

September 3, 2019 - 2:24 PM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins Latvian hockey player Rodrigo Abols is packing his bags and getting ready to hit the road to join NHL's Florida Panthers and begin training camp. While he's unsure what future holds - it's all in his own hands. ''I went to the Wor...

KHL names the best of week one

September 10, 2019 - 2:13 PM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins First week in KHL's regular season has concluded and leagues commission has named the best players for the opening week. best goalie was Juha Metsola (Salavat Yulaev), who won two of three away games last week. Metsola posted a sh...

VHL team get creative - award their best player with a gun

September 11, 2019 - 3:02 PM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins Russian Supreme League's (VHL - 2nd Russian tier) club Hc Izhstal have a very creative way to make their players feel like they've accomplished something. After the game in the locker room after each game the best player is awarded wi...

Best players - Week two

September 18, 2019 - 9:45 PM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins Two weeks have been played in the KHL regular season and the league has announced their best players for week two. The best goalie was Jakub Kovar (Avtomobilist), who won both his games last week. The Czech netminder posted a shut...