We have the finalists for the East group final in the 8th Gazprom Neft Cup. The ‘eagles’ from Omsk and the ‘bars’ from Kazan will be fighting for a place in the tournament superfinal.
The two semi-final games began at the same time, 7:40 Moscow time, and each was tense and full of interest. On the ice at the Omsk Arena the Kazan players fought with the Magnitogorsk ‘metal workers’ and extracted a difficult victory – 2:1. At the same time at the hockey centre Avangard from Omsk gathered pace against the Ufa Salavat Yulaev with a score of 4:1.
Now the game for third place in the East group, at 13:00 Moscow Time, will be between Metallurg and Salavat Yulaev. And at 15:30 Ak Bars and Avangard will fight for the first place. The winner will go to the Gazprom Neft Cup superfinal, to be held in Omsk on April 25.