Continental Cup (KHL)

The Continental Cup[1][2] (Russian: Кубок Континента, Kubok Kontinenta), also known as the Kontinental Cup,[3] is the trophy presented to the winner of the regular season of the Kontinental Hockey League, i.e. the team with the most points at the end of the regular season.

Continental Cup
SportIce hockey
Given forTeam finished 1st in the KHL standings after the regular season
History
First award2009–10 KHL season
First winnerSalavat Yulaev Ufa
Most winsCSKA Moscow (5)
Most recentCSKA Moscow (5)

The name and trophy were introduced during the second season of the competition. In the first season it was simply named the regular season winner. The name of the trophy was voted on by visitors of the KHL website. Other candidates for the name of the trophy included Leader Cup, Suvorov Cup, Peoples' Friendship Cup and "Our Game" Cup. More than 24,000 people voted. Continental Cup received 58.57% of the votes (14 118 votes).[4]

During the history of KHL, the winner of Continental Cup has never won Gagarin Cup in the same season before 2018–19, when CSKA Moscow became the first team to win both trophies.

Cup winnersEdit

Key to colors
W Western Conference member
E Eastern Conference member
   Team won the Gagarin Cup.
   Team lost in the Gagarin Cup Finals.
   Team lost in the first round of the playoffs.

Bold Team with the most points ever accumulated in a season during the trophy's existence.

Season Team Games Points Playoff result
2009–10 E   Salavat Yulaev Ufa 56 129 Lost in Conference Finals (AKB)
2010–11 E   Avangard Omsk 54 118 Lost in Conference Semi-Finals (MMG)
2011–12 E   Traktor Chelyabinsk 54 114 Lost in Conference Finals (AVG)
2012–13 W   SKA Saint Petersburg 52 115 Lost in Conference Finals (DYN)
2013–14 W   Dynamo Moscow 54 115 Lost in Conference Quarter-Finals (LOK)
2014–15 W   CSKA Moscow 60 139 Lost in Conference Finals (SKA)
2015–16 W   CSKA Moscow 60 127 Lost in Gagarin Cup Finals (MMG)
2016–17 W   CSKA Moscow 60 137 Lost in Conference Semi-Finals (LOK)
2017–18 W   SKA Saint Petersburg 56 138 Lost in Conference Finals (CSK)
2018–19 W   CSKA Moscow 62 106 Won Gagarin Cup (AVG)
2019–20 W   CSKA Moscow 62 94 playoffs not completed

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ufa's first trophy". khl.ru. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Новые трофеи Лиги". khl.ru. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Kontinental champion!". Kontinental Hockey League. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  4. ^ ""Кубок Континента" – награда победителю регулярного чемпионата". khl.ru. Retrieved 5 March 2010.

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