Vysschaya League

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The Wysschaja Liga ( Russian Высшая лига , German Supreme League ) was until 2010 the second highest ice hockey league in Russia after the Continental Hockey League . The Pervaya League was located under the Wysschaja Hockey League .


Until the collapse of the Soviet Union , the Wysschaja Liga was the top division, the second-rate league was the Perwaja Liga ( Russian Первая лига ) and including the Wtoraja Liga ( Russian Вторая лига ). This arrangement was dissolved in 1992. As a result, the hosting of the ice hockey championship was reformed several times, so that the second and third division existed under different names. In 1995 the Wysschaja League was now established as the second division under the MHL .

The champions of the Wysschaja Liga rose to the end of the 2007/08 season in the Superliga , which was replaced by the KHL in summer 2008, provided that he met the economic requirements. If this was not the case, the defeated championship finalist rose if he met the requirements. In both cases, however, the last-placed Super League rose from. If neither of the two finalists met the criteria, promotion and relegation were completely eliminated. Since the beginning of the 2008/09 season, promotion has been abolished by the dissolution of the Superliga.

The league is divided into three divisions . The west division, like the central division, has eleven teams, while the east group has ten teams, making the league a total of 32 clubs. In each group, the teams compete against each other four times per season. Until 2007, three Kazakh teams played in the Eastern group, but they were not eligible to participate in the playoffs . Only with the admission of HK Sokol Kiev from Ukraine for the 2007/08 season are non-Russian teams allowed to take part in the playoffs and thus had the opportunity to advance to the super league. Since 2008 only two Kazakh teams have participated in the game, since 2009 only Kaszink-Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk .

In the summer of 2010, the second division was reformed after the KHL and renamed the Wysschaja Hockey League .

Teams 2009/10

West Division

Central Division

East division

Master of the second division

Vysschaya League
HK Lipetsk
  • 1999 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
  • 1998 Neftjanik Almetyevsk
  • 1997 HK CSKA Moscow
HK Metschel Chelyabinsk
Changing names
Pervaya League
Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
HK Sibir Novosibirsk
Ischstal Ustinow
Tolyatti torpedo
Class B, Class A Group 2
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
HK Sibir Novosibirsk

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