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Aivis Kalnins' Archive

Leafs prospect among those named KHL's best players of the week

January 1, 2019 - 9:22 AM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins 2019 is here but KHL still had to announce the 2018 final week of leagues top players. - best goalie was Danny Taylor (Sibir Novosibirsk), who won two games of three last week – with one road game – and posting one shutout, hi...

Vadim Shipachyov and Jets prospect Vesalainen named best of the month

January 2, 2019 - 11:25 AM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins KHL has named their best players for December and there are a few familiar names to the NHL crowd. ''Barys'' Astana goalie Henrik Karlsson, ''Vitjaz'' Podolsk defensemen Vojtech Mozik, former Golden Knight and now ''Dynamo'' Moscow's...

Comtois' agency release a statement on cyber bullying against player

January 3, 2019 - 1:11 PM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins Long story short - Maxime Comtois was the Captain of Team Canada u-20 at the 2019 World Junior Championships. He was also a target of cyber bullying because of his on ice perfomance. Player was subject to lots of discussion regardi...

Russia finishes off the tournament with a bronze medal

January 5, 2019 - 9:52 PM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins Russians went for the gold, they ended up with a bronze. After a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the United States on Friday, Team Russia rebounded with a strong effort against Switzerland, as Kirill Slepets scored a hat trick and Pyotr...

Best of week 17th in KHL - Swede, Canadian and a Czech.

January 7, 2019 - 5:23 PM ET

Follow me for KHL/IIHF/NHL hockey coverage Follow @A_Kalnins KHL has entered its final stretch prior to the playoffs and one team has already clinched a spot but who are the best players of week 17? - the best goalie was Magnus Hellberg (SKA), who won two of two away games last week. He pos...

New York Rangers prospect named among best players of the week in KHL

January 15, 2019 - 7:07 PM ET

KHL has announced the best players for week eighteen. The best goalie was Igor Shestyorkin (SKA), who didn’t allow goals in two away games (best result of the week). At this moment, the SKA goalie is tied on top of the League’s rankings for shutouts, with eight games without goals allowed....