The first high-profile KHL pre-season tournament has already been arranged!

Avangard Omsk – Dinamo Riga – #13 Gunars Skvorcovs, #13 Matthew Maione, #55 Yegor Martynov. Arena Balashikha ©Puckfans.at/Andreas Robanser

Dinamo Riga und Dinamo Minsk team’s first pre-season tournament has already been arranged! The traditional pre-season tournament will be held in the Latvian capital from August 7th to 14th. The tournament usually takes place at the end of August. The reason lies in the participation of the national teams of Latvia and Belarus in the Olympic qualification tournaments.

The Latvian national team will play against the teams from France, Italy and Hungary in Riga from August 27 to 30 for the ticket to the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.

At the same time, the Belarusian team is playing in Bratislava. Teams from Austria, Poland and hosts Slovakia are also being played for a starting place to participate in the Olympics.

In addition to host Dinamo Riga, Dinamo Minsk also confirmed their participation in the heavily manned tournament in the „Arena-Riga“. Also at this tournament are the Moscow KHL teams from Dynamo and Spartak. The field of participants will be confirmed by Avtomobilist from Yekaterinburg.

The tournament schedule will be announced at a later date.

For Dinamo Minsk it is the eighth participation in this tournament (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).

source: hcdinamo.by