Vysschaja Hockey League B
The Supreme Hockey League B ( Russian Первенство Высшей хоккейной лиги translated championship of the Supreme Hockey League , also Russian Российская хоккейная лига , in the 2010/11 season russian Первенство России среди клубных команд регионов , before "First League" Russian Первая лига ) has been the third-highest ice hockey league in Russia since 1996 after the first-class Continental Hockey League (KHL) and the second-rate Wysschaja Hockey League (WHL).
In the 1970s and 1980s, the Pervaya League represented the second highest Soviet division. Prior to 1970, the second game was class as Klass B referred.
The Pervaya League was played in four regional relays in the 2000s, the game operation of which was subject to the regional ice hockey associations. The Central Division, which is operated directly by the Russian Association , was an exception . The winners of the four seasons took part in the promotion relegation of the Vysschaya League .
The league was partly composed of the second teams of the clubs located in the upper leagues who wanted to bring their young players up to the level of competition in the professional sector.
In the 2010s, the third division was reformed several times and the league was renamed accordingly. So the league in the 2010/11 season was called Первенство России среди клубных команд регионов , then as Российская хоккейная лига . Since 2015 it bears the official name Первенство Высшей хоккейной лиги , translated championship of the Supreme Hockey League , but in common parlance Vysschaja Hockey League B ( Russian ВХЛ-Б ) is used.
Participants in the 2017/18 season
|Altai Barnaul||Barnaul||Sports Palace GS Titov||3800|
|Crystal Saratov||Saratov||Crystal Sports Palace||5000|
|HK Mordovia Saransk||Saransk||Ice Palace Mordovia Republic||3300|
|HK Rostov||Rostov on Don||Ice arena||600|
|HK Cheboksary||Cheboksary||Cheboksary Arena||7500|
|HK Tambov||Tambov||Ice Palace crystal||1200|
|Junior Sputnik||Nizhny Tagil||Ice Palace WK Sotnikow||4200|
|Junior Kurgan||Kurgan||Ice Palace NW Paryshev||2500|
|HK Chelny||Naberezhnye Chelny||Chelny Ice Sports Palace||1500|
Vysschaya Hockey League B (Russia)
After the league reform in the course of the dissolution of the Soviet Union , no national champions were determined in the third division, but only several season winners. These took part in the promotion relegation of the Wysschaja League .
The following clubs won the third division of the Soviet Union:
- 1990 Novokuznetsk metallurgy
- 1989 SKA Khabarovsk
- 1987 Novokuznetsk metallurgy
- 1985 Salawat Yulayev Ufa
- 1982 Tolyatti torpedo
- 1981 Cherepovets metallurgy
- 1979 Tolyatti torpedo
Since 2012, a third division champion has been played again:
- 2012 Slavutych Smolensk
- 2013 HK Mordovia Saransk
- 2014 Slavutych Smolensk
- 2015 HK Rostov
- 2016 HK Tambov
- 2017 HK Rostov