Vysschaja Hockey League B

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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

Barnaul Sports Palace
Mordovia Sports Palace
team Location arena Spectator capacity
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)
Junior Kurgan
Junior Kurgan
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:

Since 2012, a third division champion has been played again:

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