MINSK, 27 August (BelTA) – Russia’s Vityaz Chekhov won the first international tournament to commemorate former captain of the Belarusian national ice hockey team Ruslan Salei, BelTA has learnt.
The Russian club took second victory at the final match on 26 August winning the tournament and sending Dinamo Minsk to the cellar.
Dinamo Minsk 1-3 Vityaz Chekhov, Minsk Arena, 9,300 in attendance.
Vityaz’s Vyacheslav Kulemin opened the scoring on 10th minute. Dinamo were able to level off the game with a power-play goal by Jeoff Platt.
The tie lasted for 31 seconds, and Chekhov players were up again. Vityaz’s forward Andrei Posnov widened the gap even further at the end of the first period while Dinamo Minsk were shorthanded.
There were a lot of chances for Dinamo Minsk to narrow the gap and even take the lead. Minskers should have scored at least five times to win the tournament. This task turned to be beyond their strength, and Vityaz Chekhov became the winner of the Ruslan Salei Memorial Tournament.
A reminder, on 24 August Dinamo Minsk lost 2-3 to Metallurg Zhlobin. On 25 August Vityaz Chekhov defeated Metallurg Zhlobin 5-1.
The Ruslan Salei Memorial Tournament final standings:
Vityaz Chekhov (Russia) – 6 points (2 matches; 8-2 goal difference);
Metallurg Zhlobin (Belarus) – 3 (2; 4-7);
Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) – 0 (2; 3-6).