In order to prepare for the new season, HC Dinamo St. Petersburg participated in a national preseason tournament in Balashicha. The team of coach Nikolai Akimov got a good start against Dinamo Moscow with a tight 4:3 victory. Especially the young offensive convinced with a solid performance. An eventful 3:5 defeat against the players of Spartak Moscow followed on the previous day's victory. "Defeats are part of the learning process as well as victories. That is an important rule to remember", captain Maxim S. Orlov told his team right after the match. Fortunately, the players secured the participation in the final beating Krylya Sovetov. After three exhausting days, the second defeat in the group phase was no longer decisive.
In a challenging and open final against the Silver Lions from St. Petersburg, both teams had numerous chances to score. In the 35th minute of the game the puck hit the net for the first and only time, unfortunately for the wrong side, the Silver Lions.
WINGAS wishes the team and all involved a good season start and a lot of success!