One of the favourites for the Gazprom Neft Cup yet again has the honour of opening the new tournament! In 2015, the ice hockey players from the Russian capital were stronger than their club mates from St Petersburg (SKA), and now they have the chance to battle against the current champions from their home town, Dynamo Moscow. The CSKA-2005 coach Maxim Biryukov is sure that at the Gazprom Neft Cup, a lot depends on his charges’ attitude to the process. Only player’s thirst for victory and readiness to make every effort for that in each game will lead to ultimate success. For more about the preparations by this two-time trophy winning team, watch the video by the CSKA HC press service.