The Gazprom Neft Cup, the KHL International Youth Ice Hockey Tournament, is the largest youth ice hockey tournament in Europe. Tournament games are serviced by professional referees, and the games take place at ice arenas certified for the games of professional ice hockey teams. The main competition trophy was made by the same craftsmen who created the Gagarin Cup . Each year, the name of the winning team is inscribed on the Cup, and then that team keeps the Cup until the next tournament. The KHL TV television network broadcast live the opening game and final game.
In 2013, the Russia 2, Sport 1, NTV Plus, and KHL TV television networks became official Gazprom Neft Cup partners, as did the website Championat.com and the Sport Express media corporation.
Players from sixteen youth hockey schools took part in the Gazprom Neft Cup, the Seventh KHL International Youth Ice Hockey Tournament, including schools from the following clubs: Avangard (Omsk Oblast), Avtomobilist (Yekaterinburg), Ak Bars (Kazan), Atlant (Moscow Oblast), Gazovik (Tyumen), Dinamo (Riga), Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl), Metallurg (Magnitogorsk), Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk), Salavat Yulayev (Ufa), Sibir (Novosibirsk), SKA (Saint Petersburg), Traktor (Chelyabinsk), CSKA (Moscow), Yugra (Khanty-Mansiysk), and Yamal (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug).