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Reaction to KHL independence, two more Russians in Utah. Today’s hockey results.

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 13:38:06

Here’s a rundown of the top hockey events for July 10, 2024.

KHL President explained the organization’s desire to leave the jurisdiction of the IIHF and FHR

KHL President Alexey Morozov explained why the organization expressed its desire to leave the jurisdiction of the International Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the Russian Hockey Federation (RHF).

“One of the goals of sport development in Russia is the depoliticization of international sport. Many international federations now prohibit Russian athletes and our national teams from participating in international competitions. Having left the IIHF sphere of influence, we will be more independent in making decisions and promoting our sport in the country and in the world.

The FHR has its own tasks of popularizing mass, women’s and children’s sports. We are not disconnected, but we are working in parallel, developing hockey together. The KHL resolves various issues at a professional level, but does not forget about the preparation of the reserve team. Our regulations, as they are now, will stipulate that each club must have a youth sports school with at least eight different age groups.

At the same time, we will leave the jurisdiction of the IIHF and start moving in our own direction. In particular, to approve the rules of the game of hockey in the Ministry of Sport. The task is interesting, we are ready for it. Since the law now allows it, we take on this responsibility,” Morozov said in an interview with Match TV.

Recall that the Russian national team missed the last three World Championships for adults and youth due to the suspension of the IIHF.

The NHL has stated that it has no intention of entering into a memorandum of respect for contracts with the KHL.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has responded to a question about whether the league plans to reach an agreement with the KHL to honor players’ contracts.

“The NHL has always respected the contracts of other leagues, regardless of whether an agreement existed or not. This practice will continue. At the moment we are not thinking about concluding a new agreement,” Daly said in an interview with RIA Novosti Sport.

Recall that on July 9, the KHL announced that it will not register new contracts for hockey players who have existing agreements with clubs from other leagues or unfulfilled obligations. The league also noted that joint work in this direction with the NHL is being successfully carried out without a signed memorandum.

Nazarov responded to the KHL’s decision to leave the auspices of the FHR

Well-known coach Andrei Nazarov shared his opinion on the future development of hockey in Russia after the decision of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) to leave the auspices of the Russian Hockey Federation (RFH).

“According to the adopted legislation, the KHL decided to become independent and separate from the FHR. You must understand that sponsors in our country often look towards the state. This means that we will soon see the popularization of the Major League and the women’s championship, which are under the jurisdiction of the FHR. This means with great support from the state, the Ministry of Sports and the entire country. I think that new names await us in the VHL and the BMS, and the amounts of contracts will increase significantly.

“Lately, everyone has been obsessed with transfer cards and dependence on the IIHF, but professional hockey in Russia lives mainly on sponsorship. I think that the decision that is made has advantages for all parties. The KHL will continue to develop in its own direction and will not depend on the IIHF’s political decisions. The league, in fact, becomes private, with its own rules and with its own owner (KHL Chairman Gennady Nikolaevich Timchenko. – Note on the “Championship”). The FHR will be more involved in popularizing mass, women’s and children’s sports, in promoting the Major Leagues and, therefore, in the development of hockey in the regions,” Nazarov said in a conversation with “Championship” columnist Pavel Panyshev.

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NHL newcomer Utah announced the signing of Russian Egor Sokolov

Utah’s press service officially announced the signing of a contract with 24-year-old Russian forward Egor Sokolov. It is reported that the parties signed a bilateral agreement for one year. Sokolov spent the entire 2023/2024 season in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a member of the Belleville Senators. There the Russian scored 46 (21+25) points.

Sokolov did not play in the first team last season. In total, the forward played 13 games in his NHL career, in which he scored one goal and one assist, scoring a total of two points per performance with a utility indicator of -4.

“Utah” is a newly formed NHL club in Salt Lake City, which will start playing in the NHL in the 2024/2025 season. Its previous name was Arizona Coyotes. Recall that the league’s board of directors approved a plan according to which the Arizona Coyotes organization became inactive with the right to resume its activities, provided that the owner completely builds a new modern complex suitable for an NHL team within five years.

“Utah” has signed a contract with another Russian

NHL newcomer Utah has signed Russian defenseman Artem Duda to a three-year entry-level contract, the player’s agent Dan Milstein announced on social media.

Duda, 20, arrived in North America ahead of the 2023-2024 season, but his current contract with CSKA Moscow in the KHL prevented him from playing for the University of Maine, even after numerous appeals from his representatives. In the end, in January 2024, the Russian joined Metropolitan University of Toronto, scoring 7 (2+5) points in 12 games. It was previously reported that the defender participated in Utah’s development camp.

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