KHL Conference Finals

The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) Conference Finals are the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Championship series of the KHL. The Conference Finals are best-of-seven series. The two series are played after the first and second rounds of the playoffs and before the Gagarin Cup Finals. The final two teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference face off. The series are the conference equivalents of the Gagarin Cup Finals. The conferences were established during the second season of competition. In the inaugural season there were no conferences, only four divisions. The respective winners of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals receive the Eastern Conference winner cup (Russian: Кубок Победителю конференции Восток, Kubok Pobeditelyu konferentsii Vostok) and Western Conference winner cup.(Russian: Кубок Победителю конференции Запад, Kubok Pobeditelyu konferentsii Zapad).[1]

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Season East Champion Series East Runner-Up Eventual Cup Winner
2009–10   Ak Bars Kazan 4–2   Salavat Yulaev Ufa
2010–11   Salavat Yulaev Ufa 4–3   Metallurg Magnitogorsk
2011–12   Avangard Omsk 4–1   Traktor Chelyabinsk
2012–13   Traktor Chelyabinsk 4–3   Ak Bars Kazan
2013–14   Metallurg Magnitogorsk 4–1   Salavat Yulaev Ufa
2014–15   Ak Bars Kazan 4–1   Sibir Novosibirsk
2015–16   Metallurg Magnitogorsk 4–1   Salavat Yulaev Ufa
2016–17   Metallurg Magnitogorsk 4–0   Ak Bars Kazan
2017–18   Ak Bars Kazan 4–0   Traktor Chelyabinsk

Western ConferenceEdit

Season West Champion Series West Runner-Up Eventual Cup Winner
2009–10   MVD Balashikha 4–3   Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
2010–11   Atlant Moscow Oblast 4–2   Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
2011–12   Dynamo Moscow 4–0   SKA Saint Petersburg
2012–13   Dynamo Moscow 4–2   SKA Saint Petersburg
2013–14   Lev Prague 4–1   Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
2014–15   SKA Saint Petersburg 4–3   CSKA Moscow
2015–16   CSKA Moscow 4–0   SKA Saint Petersburg
2016–17   SKA Saint Petersburg 4–0   Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
2017–18   CSKA Moscow 4–2   SKA Saint Petersburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Новые трофеи Лиги". khl.ru. Retrieved 24 April 2010.

External linksEdit

  • [1], official Eastern Conference final 2010 match 6 gallery, photo of Aleksey Morozov receiving the Eastern Conference winner cup
  • [2], official Eastern Conference final 2010 match 6 gallery, photo of Ak Bars Kazan team members with the Eastern Conference winner cup
  • [3], official Western Conference final 2010 match 7 gallery, photo of Vladimir Gorbunov receiving the Western Conference winner cup
  • [4], official Western Conference final 2010 match 7 gallery, photo of Martin Štrbák and Filip Novák with the Western Conference winner cup