The quarter-finals in the West Group of the Gazprom Neft Cup have finished up at the Chizhovka Arena. The home team Dinamo Minsk and the Moscow Region Atlant put on a real hockey thriller on ice on the central rink. The ‘bison’ had an advantage of three goals, but managed to lose their advantage and barely escaped paying dearly. The game went to a series of penalty shots, but to the delight of the big audience the Minsk team was the strongest. The winning shot was taken by Ilya Morozov — 4:3 to Dinamo Minsk.
The parallel game on the small rink of the Chizhovka Arena went completely differently. In the competition between the capital and Petersburg ‘army’ teams, it was decided in the first fifteen minutes. The current holders of the Gazprom Neft Cup shot four unanswered goals into the SKA net. And the final score was quite disheartening for the team from the banks of the Neva, at 0:8.
Semi-finals in the West Group:
Dinamo Minsk — Dinamo Moscow
CSKA — Lokomotiv
Both games will begin simultaneously on the large and small rinks of the Chizhovka Arena tomorrow, April 21, at 11:40 Moscow time.