This match-up between an Eastern Conference high-flyer and a Western Conference struggler went the way of the form book thanks to a powerful second-period display from the home team. Earlier this season the teams had met in Latvia, where Avangard stormed to a 7-0 victory but Dinamo was boosted by its win over Dinamo Minsk last time out.

That increased confidence was visible at the start, with Dinamo opening the scoring in the third minute thanks to Daniels Berzins, who applied a redirect on the slot to beat Igor Bobkov. However, that was as good as the afternoon got for the visitor. Valentin Pyanov tied the scores in the ninth minute, potting his first goal of the season after a flurry of shots on Alexander Salak’s net.

The second period saw the home team take complete control with three unanswered goals. Rob Klinkhammer put the Hawks in front with a power play effort before Sergei Shumakov emerged from the sin bin to help create a second goal of the game for Pyanov. Semyon Koshelev added a fourth midway through the game and the outcome was already clear.

Avangard Omsk region Dinamo Riga
1:1Pyanov Valentin
08:34Voynov Vyacheslav, Semyonov Kirill E.
0:1Berzins Daniels
02:42Ashton Carter, Bartulis Oskars
2 minBerglund Kristofer
15:09Throwing the puck outside the playing area
2 minAshton Carter
Avangard Omsk region Dinamo Riga
2:1Klinkhammer Rob
20:45Shumakov Sergei, Semyonov Kirill E.
3:1Pyanov Valentin
24:53Shumakov Sergei, Semyonov Kirill E.
4:1Koshelev Semyon
33:49Shcherbak Nikita, Grachyov Evgeny
2 minShumakov Sergei
22:42Throwing the puck outside the playing area
2 minSemyonov Kirill E.
2 minAshton Carter
2 minMamcics Roberts
Avangard Omsk region Dinamo Riga
2 minSemyonov Kirill E.
2 minPyanov Valentin
2 minManukhov Roman
2 minPavlovs Vitalijs
2 minMcMillan Brandon
48:04Holding the stick
10 minMcMillan Brandon
50:04Misconduct penalty
2 minDzerins Andris
  • 02:42 0:1 Berzins Daniels (Ashton Carter, Bartulis Oskars)
  • 08:34 1:1 Pyanov Valentin (Voynov Vyacheslav, Semyonov Kirill E.)
  • 15:09 2 min Berglund Kristofer (Throwing the puck outside the playing area)
  • 19:27 2 min Ashton Carter (Hooking)
  • 20:45 2:1 Klinkhammer Rob (Shumakov Sergei, Semyonov Kirill E.)
  • 22:42 2 min Shumakov Sergei (Throwing the puck outside the playing area)
  • 24:53 3:1 Pyanov Valentin (Shumakov Sergei, Semyonov Kirill E.)
  • 26:22 2 min Mamcics Roberts (Tripping)
  • 33:49 4:1 Koshelev Semyon (Shcherbak Nikita, Grachyov Evgeny)
  • 38:25 2 min Semyonov Kirill E. (Slashing)
  • 42:55 2 min Pavlovs Vitalijs (Kneeing)
  • 48:04 2 min McMillan Brandon (Holding the stick)
  • 49:57 2 min Pyanov Valentin (Interference)
  • 50:04 10 min McMillan Brandon (Misconduct penalty)
  • 54:49 2 min Dzerins Andris (Holding)
  • 57:24 2 min Manukhov Roman (Tripping)