Hopes and dreams on Swiss role rehearsal

Just as the Swiss weather bureau foretold, the oppressive heatwave in Herisau has abated and we are now enjoying the kind of warm and pleasant summer ...

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Quest for the Gagarin Cup begins in the heat of Herisau

Late on Friday our team waved goodbye to Moscow and flew to Switzerland for our first preseason training camp. The destination was the little town of ...

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The New Generation. KRS Junior starts preseason training

In the forthcoming season, our club will have a presence in every tier of the KHL system. This means that the hockey world’s favorite noun phrase of t...

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Red Stars of the Kremlin. Preseason begins with a glimpse into the past

On Tuesday, the 4th of July, our team gathered in Moscow for preseason training, which begins in earnest when the players undergo the physicals on the...

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One down, many more to go!

Today, HC Beijing Kunlun Red Star celebrates its first birthday. June 25, 2016, next day after KHL’s Board of Directors formally accepted Kunlun Red ...

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The Signing of the Four. Update on new players

Now that two weeks have elapsed since we penned our team-building progress report, the time has come to post an update on further developments. Unders...

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A new season on the horizon; a new team taking shape

And so begins June, the one month of the year which can truly be described as dead from the KHL point of view. A time when the inhabitants of Hockey T...

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Welcome to the Dragon's Den, Bobby!

Bobby Carpenter joins Kunlun Red Star coaching staff as Mike Keenan’s assistant alongside former USSR and Russia star, two-time Olympic champion Igor ...

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Review of the Season – the Chernyshev Division

The Eastern-most outposts of the KHL gained a new neighbor this season as Kunlun Red Star brought top-level hockey to China for the first time. Among ...

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Preseason Schedule Confirmed

Here are the milestones of preparation plan for the second season in HC Kunlun Red Star history. July 1-3. Team gathers in Beijing, then flies to...

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Vladimir Krechin: “No-one at Kunlun Rocks the Boat”

Vladimir Krechin, General Manager of Kunlun Red Star, gave an interview to – on the quest for Chinese players, on why two planes were needed fo...

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Jokerit Secures Exclusive Deal to Develop Chinese Ice Hockey

Jokerit and Beijing Kunlun Red Star have agreed on a ground-breaking deal to nurture the growth of ice hockey in China. Seeds for the co-operation wer...

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Mike Keenan is here!

Today, our new head coach Mike Keenan visited the Dragon's Den. He met the players, coaches and staff and from the balcony watched the team practicing...

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

A hockey season gives plenty of time for remarkable things to happen. Some are planned, some are the result of years of effort, and some come out of n...

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Chinese Ice Hockey Plan for 2022 Issued in Beijing

The Joint Development Project between the Winter Sports Management Center and HC Kunlun Red Star Launched to Boost Development of Ice Hockey in China...

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“No Best, Only Better” - Legendary Coach Mike Keenan appointed Kunlun Red Star Head Coach

On 16th March 2017, Beijing Kunlun Red Star Ice Hockey Club announced legendary coach Mike Keenan will take over Vladimir Yurzinov Jr. as head coach o...

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Super saves. Five of the best from 2016-17

How often have you heard someone say that the goalie is at least 50% of any team? We’ve been blessed with some superb displays between the piping this...

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Ants, memories and winning fans in Finland – the season in quotes

Most of the talking gets done on the ice, but sometimes it’s good to put a few things on the record. Here’s a rundown of some of the liveliest intervi...

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The Big Bang Theory – the top 5 hits of Kunlun’s debut season

Ever wondered what it’s like to be bowling down the ice at top speed, only to be rammed by 180-odd pounds of unyielding defenseman? Plenty of Kunlun’s...

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The season in numbers

We continue our review of Kunlun Red Star’s thrilling debut KHL season with a rundown of some of the key numbers for our team. 4 – Chinese player...

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Videll's goal tops KHL list

The Kontinental Hockey League announced Top-10 goals scored in the first round of 2017 Gagarin Cup playoffs. #1 spot is deservedly occupied by Linus V...

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Vital goals, thrilling goals, historic goals … here’s five of the best from Kunlun’s debut season

Nothing beats the moment when the puck hits the net. Whether the play is pretty or ugly, whether it’s a game-winning goal in the last seconds, or wrap...

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Five of the best – games of the season

Kunlun’s debut season is over, and there’s been plenty of action and excitement to enjoy. Let’s take a look back at a fistful of games that packed a r...

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The first Emperor – Happy Birthday, Zach Yuen!

For many, the multi-Oscar-winning epic ‘The Last Emperor’ was first glimpse of the glories of China’s history. The ground-breaking production brought ...

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A day to forget, but a season to remember

METALLURG MAGNITOGORSK 8 KUNLUN RED STAR 2 (Metallurg wins the series 4-1) Game 5 of this series proved a battle too far for our team. At the e...

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Stayin’ alive! Kunlun takes the series back to Magnitogorsk

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 METALLURG MAGNITOGORSK 1 (Metallurg leads the series 3-1) This was a night that will live long in the memories of all who we...

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Ice hockey legends join Kunlun Red Star International Advisory Board

Another great move from Kunlun Red Star Ice Hockey club! After the first away playoff game, KRS has announce the establishment of the International Ad...

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Red-letter days and highlight reel goals – playoff hockey in China

KUNLUN RED STAR 2 METALLURG MAGNITOGORSK 3 (Metallurg leads the series 3-0) Playoff hockey came to China for the first time, and Kunlun delive...

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Zach makes more history, but the result goes against Kunlun

METALLURG MAGNITOGORSK 5 KUNLUN RED STAR 3 (Metallurg leads the series 2-0) Zach Yuen inscribed another historic moment onto his resume in Frid...

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Mantyla scores twice as Red Star shows playoff spirit

METALLURG MAGNITOGORSK 4 KUNLUN RED STAR 2 (Metallurg leads the series 1-0) Kunlun’s first taste of playoff action was a bitter-sweet affair. F...

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Overcoming the monster – after completing the quest, Kunlun prepares for a great battle

Kunlun’s first season has had many of the qualities of a modern-day epic. A disparate band, thrown together by fate? Check. A difficult quest through ...

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We’re making history!

DYNAMO MOSCOW 2 KUNLUN RED STAR 1 Kunlun’s first regular season campaign came to an end – and despite defeat in Moscow there was plenty to celebr...

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One game to go, and our destiny is still in our hands

LOKOMOTIV YAROSLAVL 4 KUNLUN RED STAR 2 The epic journey of Kunlun’s first regular season of KHL action is almost over … but the ultimate destina...

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The playoff dream is very much alive, despite frustration in Podolsk

VITYAZ MOSCOW REGION 5 KUNLUN RED STAR 3 Defeat on Kunlun’s return to action after the international break should put a dampener on any Valentine...

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See us on YouTube

Finally, we've got an official YouTube channel! See you there.

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From heaven to earth. Happy birthday, Miika Lahti!

Today, Miika Lahti celebrates his 30th birthday. Lahti, perhaps the most imposing of our players, is certainly one of the most eye-catching. His long,...

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Raising Dragons – the Kunlun family keeps on growing

Saturday was a memorable for our leading scorer, Chad Rau, and not because of events on the ice in Novokuznetsk. Two assists in the win against Metall...

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Feel the power

METALLURG NOVOKUZNETSK 2 KUNLUN RED STAR 4 A great day for our power play set up a win that offers some vital breathing space in the battle for a...

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Great efforts, scant rewards

AVANGARD OMSK 3 KUNLUN RED STAR 1 Once again, a hard-working Kunlun display on the road did not get the reward it deserved, despite a brilliant m...

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Around the (hockey) World in (rather more than) 80 Games – Happy Birthday, Damien!

Our French forward Damien Fleury celebrates his 31st birthday today – and fully embodies the adventurous spirit of the novels of his great compatriot,...

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Solitary strike sinks battling Kunlun

SIBIR NOVOSIBIRSK 1 KUNLUN RED STAR 0 Kunlun’s trip to Novosibirsk offered a great chance to move ever closer to a playoff place, with victory po...

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Karhunen is KHL Goalie of the Week

As always on Monday, the Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories. For the second time this season, our net...

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“Kunlun proved that money isn’t all that important”

Alexander Medvedev, a member of the KHL’s Council of Directors, gave an interview to Russian newspaper Sport Express in which he spoke about our team’...

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Xinnian hao ! It’s a great start to the Chinese New Year for Kunlun

KUNLUN RED STAR 5 MEDVESCAK ZAGREB 0 The year of the Rooster dawned in Beijing – and Kunlun’s performance certainly proved to be something to cro...

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Lucky number seven: 77 points, 7th place, 7 points clear

KUNLUN RED STAR 2 SLOVAN BRATISLAVA 0 With just two home games left on the schedule for the current campaign, the key task for Kunlun is ensuring...

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Chad’s an All-Star winner!

The KHL took a break this weekend, but one of Kunlun’s players was busy racking up goals and helping the Chernyshev Division to triumph in the All-Sta...

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Planting a Chinese flag in the Urals – a loyal fanbase in the heart of Russia

It's no surprise to see small groups of fans rooting for Kunlun at road games: there is scarcely a city in the world without a Chinese community, ...

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Our first trophy – virtually. Kunlun Red Star is the Pacific champ

On Thursday, Jan. 19, a few hours before our terrific win at Traktor, Amur and Admiral met in Khabarovsk. It was the 12th and final regular-season mee...

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Newcomers and old stagers: past and future collide in Chelyabinsk

TRAKTOR CHELYABINSK 1 KUNLUN RED STAR 3 The current season is a historic one for Kunlun and the KHL, but it’s also a landmark for Russian and Sov...

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Last-minute drama: Rau rescues a point for battling Kunlun

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 DINAMO RIGA 4 (SO) With just nine seconds to play, Kunlun completed a dramatic fightback to salvage something from a game that ...

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Goaltending blunders, goaltending heroics: Kunlun misses out in a roller-coaster game

KUNLUN RED STAR 2 DINAMO MINSK 3 (SO) A crowd of more than 7,000 came to the Le Sports Center to see another battling Kunlun performance – and th...

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Character earns its own rewards: Red Star recovers to post vital victory

KUNLUN RED STAR 6 JOKERIT HELSINKI 3 So much in sport depends on character. Everybody wants to be part of a winning team, but when the pressure i...

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Videll is back, but Makeyev makes off with the winner

KUNLUN RED STAR 1 VITYAZ PODOLSK 2 Vityaz came to Beijing for its first ever meeting with Kunlun in a game that was vital to both teams’ playoff ...

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Bakos double isn’t quite enough

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 DYNAMO MOSCOW 5 The season is fast approaching the business end, and all around the Eastern Conference, nerves are starting to ...

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Something to strive for – the pioneers of Chinese hockey rub shoulders with basketball’s All-Stars

Our LeSport Center home swapped fast ice action for big air at the weekend as the Chinese Basketball Association staged its All-Star Game. Kunlun Red ...

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Made in Slovakia: local knowledge helps to snatch victory in Bratislava

SLOVAN BRATISLAVA 1 KUNLUN RED STAR 2 (OT) Thursday’s game saw Kunlun, the KHL’s newest team, travel to Slovan, the oldest club in the competitio...

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Not always such a gentle giant … Happy Birthday to Joonas Jarvinen!

Today is the 28th birthday of one of our true heavyweights. Defenseman Joonas Jarvinen isn’t quite the biggest player at the club, but standing 190cm ...

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Lessons from history as Kunlun starts a new year

MEDVESCAK ZAGREB 1 KUNLUN RED STAR 0 In the history of hockey, clashes between China and Croatia have not often taken top billing. However, this ...

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Birthday bonus, birthday blues

KUNLUN RED STAR 1 ADMIRAL VLADIVOSTOK 4 Birthday boy Sean Collins got the party started – but our visitors from Vladivostok sailed off with the p...

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Big-hearted, flame-haired, and not so green. Happy Birthday to Sean Collins!

There’s no mistaking the Irish heritage of our red-haired Canadian center Sean Collins. And for many, one of the key symbols of Ireland is the leprech...

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Rau to represent Red Star in All-Star extravaganza

Kunlun’s leading scorer, Chad Rau, has been called up to represent the Chernyshev Division in next month’s All-Star Game in Ufa. The event crowns a we...

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Goalies on top as Christmas wishes fade

KUNLUN RED STAR 0 AMUR KHABAROVSK 1 (SO) Christmas Eve. A time for anticipation and excitement. There’s a buzz in the air as everyone waits for a...

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Justifying the hype – Karhunen comes up big to deny Ugra

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 UGRA KHANTY-MANSIYSK 2 (SO) Prior to Monday’s game with Ugra, goalie Tomi Karhunen was in the news. That morning he was announc...

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Attracting attention – another home win, another step closer to the playoffs

KUNLUN RED STAR 4 AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG 3 (OT) On the day of Kunlun’s game with Avtomobilist, Xiaoyu Zhao, chairman of the board of founders...

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Great Walls, ancient and modern. A day out in Beijing

At last the relentless schedule of KHL action offered a brief respite, and for the past couple of days our guys had a chance for some well-earned R&R...

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Home, sweet home

KUNLUN RED STAR 5 BARYS ASTANA 1 Beijing, it’s been too long. Taking the Red Star roadshow to Shanghai for more than three months was a special e...

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A fright for the champ – Red Star pushes Magnitka all the way

METALLURG MAGNITOGORSK 4 KUNLUN RED STAR 2 When Metallurg came to Shanghai at the end of October, Sergei Mozyakin produced an inspired individual...

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Yet another successful debut

SALAVAT YULAEV UFA 4 KUNLUN RED STAR 5 (SO) Martin Bakos is the latest Kunlun player to carve himself a little niche in the club’s history. Our S...

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Hard work from Red Star, clinical finishing from CSKA

KUNLUN RED STAR 0 CSKA MOSCOW 2 The visit of CSKA provided another stern examination of Kunlun’s playoff credentials – and once again our team sh...

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The symmetry of revenge

KUNLUN RED STAR 2 SEVERSTAL CHEREPOVETS 0 Back in September our team suffered one of its most disappointing setbacks of the season, failing to sc...

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Battling Kunlun gives league leader a fright

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 SKA ST. PETERSBURG 5 The visit of SKA’s star-studded roster to China promised to be another huge test of the progress Kunlun ha...

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Clinical forwards + solid goalie = vital victory

UGRA KHANTY-MANSIYSK 2 KUNLUN RED STAR 4 Kunlun demonstrated that the winning formula for a hockey team can be a fairly straightforward occasion ...

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Battling finale falls narrowly short

AVTOMOBILIST YEKATERINBURG 4 KUNLUN RED STAR 3 The value of Kunlun’s impressive home form – we’ve lost just five games on Chinese ice so far this...

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Enlund and Taimi – new signings

Kunlun Red Star is delighted to welcome another two new recruits to its roster. Two Finns, forward Jonas Enlund (right) and defenseman Tommi Taimi, jo...

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Fleury in bloom

BARYS ASTANA 4 KUNLUN RED STAR 1 Damien Fleury was one of the more exotic additions to Kunlun’s roster this season – his arrival from the DEL’s S...

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Rau – I’m very fortunate. I never thought I could live somewhere like this and play hockey!

Chad Rau’s hot streak continued on Saturday with a goal and an assist in Kunlun’s 3-1 win over Sibir. That made it seven games in a row where he got a...

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Crime and Punishment – Kunlun’s power play scourges Sibir

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 SIBIR NOVOSIBIRSK 1      A second-period surge lifted Kunlun to a valuable victory over one of its biggest rival...

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Welcome to Dragon’s Den! Tomi Sallinen is our new signing

We are delighted to welcome new recruit to our roster as team’s playoff push gathers pace in its rookie season. Finnish forward Tomi Sallinen came to ...

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Kunlun delivers on great expectations

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 METALLURG NOVOKUZNETSK 0 Often in this debut season, Kunlun has come into its games as an outsider up against more experienced ...

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‘The guys who came here really want to be part of the whole project’

Kunlun’s head coach, Vladimir Yurzinov, told about the challenges of building a roster from scratch and bringing hockey to a brand new audience...

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Battling Kunlun just misses out against Avangard

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 AVANGARD OMSK 4 For two periods out of three, Kunlun Red Star proved to be a match for a powerful Avangard team. For the midd...

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Chinese hockey with a Finnish accent

JOKERIT HELSINKI 3 KUNLUN RED STAR 2 Finland is a country that plays a big part in the Kunlun story. Our team first iced here, at a summer train...

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Rau’s late show

DINAMO MINSK 3 KUNLUN RED STAR 4 Chad Rau scored twice in the last five minutes to give Kunlun a dramatic road win in Belarus and rescue a game th...

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Zach Yuen - There’ll be More Chinese Players Scoring More Goals

Kunlun Red Star’s Vancouver-born Chinese defenseman, Zach Yuen, spoke to about his pathway to hockey success, on the future of the sport in Chi...

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Winning start to European road trip

DINAMO RIGA 2 KUNLUN RED STAR 5 There was no sign of travel sickness as Kunlun Red Star powered to all three points at Dinamo Riga. Despite...

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Sharing points with neighbors

Before the international break in the KHL championship we traveled to Vladivostok for a double-header vs. Admiral. Each team got three points for its ...

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Zach’s back in the history books

KUNLUN RED STAR 1 AMUR KHABAROVSK 0     Zach Yuen continues to make history with the only goal of this hard-fought game in Shanghai. Hi...

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Bouncing back. Win against Loko takes us to the playoff zone

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 LOKOMOTIV YAROSLAVL 1      Life in the KHL is a relentless challenge for all teams – but the quick turnaround of...

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Tested by Urals

Two Eastern Conference powerhouses, Traktor Chelyabinsk and Metallurg Magnitogorsk, visited Shanghai during the week-end. This proved to be a severe t...

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Yashin fires a double blast

KUNLUN RED STAR 3 SALAVAT YULAEV UFA 2 Oleg Yashin’s frustrating start to his career at Kunlun suddenly blossomed into the big performance we’ve ...

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Zagidulin’s brave debut display

AK BARS KAZAN 2 KUNLUN RED STAR 0 There’s seldom much room for sentiment in pro sport, but few would have lacked any sympathy for Kunlun goalie A...

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Brave fightback falls just short

NEFTEKHIMIK NIZHNEKAMSK 4 KUNLUN RED STAR 3 A battling attitude and some ‘never say die’ spirit saw Kunlun come close to upsetting the odds in a ...

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First class first line

LADA TOGLIATTI 2 KUNLUN RED STAR 3       Lada is fast becoming Kunlun’s favorite opponent: the teams first met in pre-season,...

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Lidell obeys the ‘law of the ex’

KUNLUN RED STAR 2 TORPEDO NIZHNY NOVGOROD 4      In five years of KHL action, Swedish forward Linus Videll has played for several ...

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You wait for ages, and two come along at once

KUNLUN RED STAR 4 SPARTAK MOSCOW 2 Commuters the world over have had cause to complain that a delayed bus or train is followed by a flurry of bel...

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Warn-ing signs

KUNLUN RED STAR 2 HC SOCHI 1 Finnish forward Max Warn is well-known in Sochi, where he played the last two seasons and scored 30 points for the B...

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A double dose of history

SPARTAK MOSCOW 0 KUNLUN RED STAR 1 The start of a new month opened up a new chapter in Kunlun’s history … and despite the lack of goal action in ...

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… and Wang makes four

SEVERSTAL CHEREPOVETS 2 KUNLUN RED STAR 0 Wang Guanhua became the fourth Chinese player to appear in KHL action when he was named in Kunlun’s ros...

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Power plays, penalty kills and the rise of Kunlun’s special teams

KUNLUN RED STAR 2 AK BARS KAZAN 3 Every coach loves to talk about the importance of dealing with penalties – whether it’s taking advantage when t...

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The Beasts from the East

KUNLUN RED STAR 2 NEFTEKHIMIK NIZHNEKAMSK 1 After battling to hard-fought, nerve-jangling victory over Neftekhimik, head coach Vladimir Yurzinov ...

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