Russian Bandy Super League

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Russian Bandy Super League
Sport Bandy
Founded 1992 (as the Russian Bandy League)
2011 (present name and structure)
No. of teams 14
Country  Russia
Most recent
champion(s)
SKA-Neftyanik (Khabarovsk) (2016–17)
Most titles Vodnik (Arkhangelsk) (9)
Level on pyramid 1st Tier (Russia)
Relegation to Supreme League – 2nd Tier

The Russian Bandy Super League (Russian: Чемпионат России по хоккею с мячом — Суперлига), is a professional bandy league in Russia, the top division of Russian bandy. There is no definite rule which teams will be relegated or promoted. Besides results on the ice, financial resources and infrastructure also play a part in the decisions, for example the 2016–17 Russian Bandy Super League contained twelve teams. The 2017-18 season will have fourteen.[1] Stroitel won the Supreme League final tournament in 2017 and got promoted, while Zorky finished third in its group and did not even qualify for the final tournament.[2] Still Zorky also got promoted.

The Russian Bandy League was established in 1992 and has been reorganized as the Bandy Super League since the 2011–12 season, the regular league is followed by a play-off, where the final decides which team will become the Russian bandy champion.

Season structure[edit]

The season starts with a regular season comprising twelve teams, the first eight teams qualify for the second round, which is played as a single-elminination play-off round with quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final. The final is played on neutral ice, the final winner becomes Russian Champion.

Current teams[edit]

The teams playing in the Super League for the 2017–18 season are the following.

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Baykal-Energiya Irkutsk Rekord Stadium 5,300
Dynamo Moscow Ice Palace Krylatskoye 8,000
Dynamo-Kazan Kazan Raketa Stadium 7,500
Kuzbass Kemerovo Khimik Stadium 32,000
Rodina Kirov Rodina Stadium 7,500
Sibselmash Novosibirsk Sibselmash Stadium 8,000
SKA-Neftyanik Khabarovsk Arena Yerofey 10,000
Start Nizhny Novgorod Start Stadium 6,200
Stroitel Syktyvkar Respublikansky Stadium 15,000
Zorky Krasnogorsk Zorky Stadium 8,000
Uralsky Trubnik Pervouralsk Uralskiy Trubnik Stadium 6,000
Vodnik Arkhangelsk Trud Stadium 10,000
Volga Ulyanovsk Volga-Sport-Arena 5,000
Yenisey Krasnoyarsk Yenisey Stadium 10,000

Champions by season[edit]

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