2012–13 VHL season
League Russian Major League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 9, 2012 – April 30, 2013
Number of teams 27
Regular season
Play-offs
Bratina Cup
Champions Toros Neftekamsk
  Runners-up Saryarka Karaganda
VHL seasons

The 2012–13 VHL season was the third season of the Russian Major League. It started 9 September 2012 and ended on April 2013.

Team and KHL affiliation changes[edit | edit source]

Team changes[edit | edit source]

Affiliation changes[edit | edit source]

VHL team new affiliate old affiliate
Kuban Krasnodar Vityaz Chekhov None
HC Ryazan Sibir Novosibirsk Vityaz Chekhov
Zauralie Kurgan Avangard Omsk Sibir Novosibirsk
THK Tver CSKA Moscow None
Ariada-Akpars Volzhsk Metallurg Novokuznetsk None
Ermak Angarsk None Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Yunost Minsk Dinamo Minsk None

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Starting with this season the VHL abandoned its previous conference structure. All teams played their regular seasons in a round robin format with two games (home and away) against every team of the league.

League standings[edit | edit source]

Source: vhl.khl.ru[1]

Points are awarded as follows:

  • 3 Points for a win in regulation ("W")
  • 2 Points for a win in overtime ("OTW") or penalty shootout ("SOW")
  • 1 Point for a loss in a penalty shootout ("SOL") or overtime ("OTL")
  • 0 Points for a loss in regulation ("L")


Team GP W OTW SOW SOL OTL L GF-GA Pts
1 Flag of Kazakhstan Saryarka Karaganda 52 33 1 6 2 0 10 150-89 115
2 Flag of Russia Rubin Tyumen 52 31 2 4 4 3 8 162-105 112
3 Flag of Russia Toros Neftekamsk 52 27 3 6 3 1 12 152-105 103
4 Flag of Russia Neftyanik Almetyevsk 52 24 2 6 6 1 13 156-115 95
5 Flag of Russia Yuzhny Ural Orsk 52 29 2 0 3 0 18 136-104 94
6 Flag of Russia Sputnik Nizhny Tagil 52 25 2 5 1 4 15 173-135 94
7 Flag of Russia Buran Voronezh 52 25 0 5 3 0 19 160-139 88
8 Flag of Russia Ermak Angarsk 52 24 2 4 3 1 18 132-142 88
9 Flag of Russia HC Lada Togliatti 52 24 0 5 4 2 17 149-130 88
10 Flag of Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 52 22 3 6 2 2 17 123-118 88
11 Flag of Russia Dynamo Balashikha 52 23 1 5 2 2 19 158-160 85
12 Flag of Russia Ariada-Akpars Volzhsk 52 21 1 6 5 3 16 163-151 85
13 Flag of Russia Molot-Prikamye Perm 52 23 2 2 4 3 18 145-141 84
14 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazzinc-Torpedo 52 22 3 3 5 1 18 147-123 84
15 Flag of Russia HC Sarov 52 19 0 7 5 2 19 147-133 78
16 Flag of Russia Dizel Penza 52 21 2 1 6 1 21 137-121 76
17 Flag of Russia HC Kuban 52 18 2 7 4 0 21 126-116 76
18 Flag of Russia HC VMF 52 18 2 3 6 2 21 142-154 72
19 Flag of Russia THK Tver 52 16 1 5 3 3 24 147-180 66
20 Flag of Russia Chelmet Chelyabinsk 52 17 3 2 1 3 26 129-141 65
21 Flag of Russia Kristall Saratov 52 15 3 2 3 2 27 120-154 60
22 Flag of Russia Titan Klin 52 15 1 1 4 2 29 117-159 55
23 Flag of Belarus Yunost Minsk 52 12 1 5 6 1 27 104-160 55
24 Flag of Russia Sokol Krasnoyarsk 52 11 2 6 4 2 27 113-152 55
25 Flag of Russia Zauralie Kurgan 52 11 3 3 7 2 26 120-163 54
26 Flag of Russia Izhstal Izhevsk 52 11 1 3 7 2 28 100-163 50
27 Flag of Russia HC Ryazan 52 9 1 2 7 1 32 112-196 41

Bratina Cup Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Saryarka Karaganda 3  
16  Dizel Penza 0  
  1  Saryarka Karaganda 4  
 
  13  Molot-Prikamye Perm 2  
3  Toros Neftekamsk 3
14  Kazzinc-Torpedo 0  
  1  Saryarka Karaganda 4  
  12  Ariada-Akpars Volzhsk 1  
5  Yuzhny Ural Orsk 1  
12  Ariada-Akpars Volzhsk 3  
  3  Toros Neftekamsk 4
 
  9  Lada Togliatti 1  
7  Buran Voronezh 3
10  Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2  
  3  Toros Neftekamsk 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second rounds.)
  1  Saryarka Karaganda 3
2  Rubin Tyumen 3  
15  HC Sarov 2  
  2  Rubin Tyumen 3
 
  12  Ariada-Akpars Volzhsk 4  
4  Neftyanik Almetyevsk 1
13  Molot-Prikamye Perm 3  
  3  Toros Neftekamsk 4
  7  Buran Voronezh 0  
6  Sputnik Nizhny Tagil 3  
11  Dynamo Balashikha 1  
  6  Sputnik Nizhny Tagil 3
 
  7  Buran Voronezh 4  
8  Ermak Angarsk 2
9  Lada Togliatti 3  

References[edit | edit source]

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