Neftekhimik defeated Severstal in opening game for Bashkortostan Cup
HC Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk) defeated Severstal in the opening match for the Cup of the Republic of Bashkortostan in Ufa. The match ended in favor of the Tatarstan team — 4: 2.
In the first period, the opponents failed to score a goal; however, in the remaining two periods, they scored per three each. Nizhnekamsk Bulat Shafigullin scored a double, Andrey Kostitsyn and Mikhail Byakin also hit the rival’s net. Indrzhikh Abdul and Yegor Yakovlev scored goals for Cherepovets.
The preseason tournament at the Ufa Arena will continue with the game of Salavat Yulaev and the Chelyabinsk Traktor.