Box score
Dinamo Riga     1 0 1 0
Phoenix Coyotes 3 1 1 1

Arena Riga, attendance 10520
Box score
SKA St. Petersburg    5    2  1  2
Carolina Hurricanes   3    0  3  0

St. Petersburg Ice Palace, att. 12 000
Hurricanes in St.Pete
SKA and Carolina held neighboring practices
Coyotes are sending players to affiliates
After training camp opening Phoenix Coyotes are gradually shrinking their roster by sending players to their affiliated and junior teams. For the moment the count is even, with 28 players being sent to lower divisions and 28 remaining in the main squad.
Mark Hartigan named KHL offensive player of the week
Dinamo Riga front man Mark Hartigan was named the best forward of the Week 3 of the KHL Championship. In his three games he scored four goals, made on assist, and finished the week at a +1.
Carolina keep 26 players
After just another shrinking of Carolina Hurricanes’ roster 26 players continue their preparation for the new season. Forwards John Matsumoto, Riley Nash, Jared Staal and Jerome Samson, as well as defenseman Brian Rodney were the last players to be sent to lower divisions.
Trubachev traded to Severstal by SKA
SKA St. Petersburg and Severstal Cherepovets have traded forwards, with SKA getting Mikhail Zhukov for Yury Trubachev. 25-year-old Zhukov couldn’t score any points in six appearances this season. Throughout his KHL career he has played 89 games for Lada Togliatti, Ak Bars Kazan and Severstal, scoring 9 goals and making 12 assists. 27-year-old Trubachev in his 7 outings for SKA this season has scored one goal and added one assist. His total KHL account with SKA and Severstal stands at 113 games, 25 goals, and 27 assists.
SKA finished second in Cherepovets
SKA came second in pre-season tournament in Cherepovets, having lost their final game to the hosts Severstal, 1-3. In their first two games St. Pete's outfit have emerged victorious against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, 7-1, and Dinamo Minsk, 6-0.

Lee Stempniak signed a new contract with the Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes announced that they have extended their agreement with right wing Lee Stempniak for two seasons. The 27-year-old forward spent last season in Toronto and Phoenix, playing a combined 80 games in which he scored 28 goals and had 20 assists.
SKA vs. Krylya Sovetov 7-1
In an exhibition game at the Yubileiny sports complex's Small Arena, SKA soundly defeated VHL (Russian lower division) team Krylya Sovetov, 7-1. The visitors opened the scoring in the 43rd second, but by the middle of the first period the army team had evened the score with a goal from Maxim Rybin. In the next two periods they completely took the initiative, scoring three goals in each 20-minute window
An introduction with overtime
On August 28 the 2010/2011 SKA team was introduced in a ceremonial reception at Gazprom Neft's office in St. Petersburg
Riga finish second at their “home” tournament
In the final game of the preseason Latvian Railway Cup, Dinamo Riga met Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and suffered a defeat by a score of 5-1. The goal for Riga came from Tomas Surovy, and Dinamo finished the tournament in second place
SKA defeats Pardubice in Switzerland
In their first game of the preseason tournament in Basel, the army team met the Czech club
Dinamo signs contracts with four players
Dinamo Riga has signed agreements with goalie Edgars Lusins, defenseman Kristaps Sotnieks and forwards Juris Stals and Vitaly Karamnov
Get them while they last
Tickets to go on sale on Aug. 23-25
Doan leads team onto the football field
Phoenix Coyotes captain served as honorary captain for Arizona Cardinals
Dinamo Riga vs. Atlant - 2-1 SO
The clubs from Riga and Moscow region had their second meeting during the tournament in Astana
Dinamo Riga vs. Atlant – 3-2 SO
For their third game in the Kazakhstan President's Cup, Dinamo Riga faced Moscow region's Atlant
Dinamo Riga vs Barys – 2-4
In their second preseason game Dinamo were beaten in Astana
Dinamo Riga vs Dinamo Minsk – 3-2 OT
Riga started their Kazakhstan President’s Cup challenge with a win
Dinamo Riga vs Amur – 2-3 SO
Dinamo Riga fell short during a test game against Amur Khabarovsk
SKA's newcomers
KHL hosted a press conference to mark SKA's signing of Nabokov and Grebeshkov
Afinogenov joins SKA
SKA announced that it has signed a contract with forward Maxim Afinogenov
Dinamo gets Swedish goalie
Dinamo Riga signed a one-year agreement with Swedish goalkeeper Mikael Tellqvist
Riga’s Canadian Rookie
Dinamo Riga signed 23-years-old Canadian center Brock Trotter from Montreal Canadiens’ affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs. Trotter (5 ft 10 in, 185 lb) joined Bulldogs at the start of 2007/2008 season after graduating from Denver University. Last season he played 75 games, scoring 36 goals and making 41 assists, and later added 8+11 in 19 playoff outings. He also got two games in the NHL under his belt.
Grebeshkov goes to SKA
SKA signed two-year contract with 26-years-old defenseman Denis Grebeshkov. Throughout his career Grebeshkov played 227 games in the NHL for Los-Angeles, Islanders, Edmonton and Nashville.
Phoenix re-sign Picard
Phoenix Coyotes announced 1-year prolongation of 24-year-old left wing Alexandre Picard’s contract. Last March Picard was acquired in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets and sent to Phoenix’s San Antonio AHL affiliate, where he had nine goals and six assists in 16 games. Picard was taken in the first round of the 2004 draft by Columbus. He played 67 games for the Blue Jackets, scoring no goals, with two assists and 58 penalty minutes.
SKA squad for summer training camp
Goalies: Ilya Yezhov, Evgeny Nabokov, Maxim Sokolov, Jakub Stepanek.
Defense: Georgy Berdyukov, Vitaly Vishenvsky, Dmitry Vorobyev, Igor Golovkov, Sergei Gusev, Denis Denisov, Sergei Zubov, Andrei Zyuzin, Sergei Peretyagin, Alexei Petrov, Kirill Safronov, Alexander Yukseyev.
Offense: Sergei Brylin, Anton But, Matthias Weinhandl, Ilya Grebennikov, Gleb Klimenko, Anton Korolev, Artyom Kryukov, Alexander Kucheryavenko, Tony Martensson, Konstantin Panov, Maxim Rybin, Vyacheslav Solodukhin, Maxim Sushinsky, Yury Trubachev, Petr Cajanek, Dmitry Shitikov, Alexei Yashin.
SKA strengthen attack with capture of Mattias Weinhandl and Tony Mårtensson
SKA St. Petersburg has signed Swedish forwards Mattias Weinhandl and Tony Mårtensson on one-year contracts. Weinhandl spent last season at Dynamo Moscow and was the clubs leading goalscorer (26 goals) and top points scorer (60 points) in the regulation championship. World championship and Gagarin Cup winner Tony Mårtensson spent the 2009-10 season in the Swedish elite league, the Elitserien, scoring 19 goals and making 44 assists.
Carolina Hurricanes sign Justin Pogge
The Carolina Hurricanes have announced the signing of a contract with 24-year-old goaltender Justin Pogge. The one-year, two-way deal will earn the young keeper $500,000 if he plays out the season at NHL level, or $85,000 if he drops down into the AHL.
Ray Whitney signs two-year deal with Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix Coyotes have signed 38-year-old attacker Ray Whitney on a two-year contract. Veteran winger Whitney spent the last five years with Carolina, and also captained Canada at the recent world championship in Germany.
New defenseman for Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes have captured the signing of defenseman Anton Babchuk on a one-year deal worth $1.4m. Babchuk spent last season playing in the KHL for Avanguard, making 51 appearances and scoring 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) and picking up 36 minutes of penalties.
SKA parts company with defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski
Canadian defender Joel Kwiatkowski’s contract with St Petersburg hockey club SKA has been terminated by mutual consent. Last season Kwiatkowski played 54 games for SKA and collected 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) and 157 minutes of penalties.
Mark Hartigan back in Dinamo Riga colors
After a year away from Riga, 32-year-old Canadian attacker Mark Hartigan will once again pull on the Dinamo jersey. Hartigan spent the first KHL season at the Riga club, but last year moved to Moscow to wear the colors of CSKA.
Tomas Surovy signs one-year contract with Dinamo Riga
28-year-old Slovak international forward Tomas Surovy has signed for Dinamo Riga on a one-year contract. Surovy, #120 in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, spent last season with Swedish Elite League club Skelleftea, where he scored 10 goals and made 13 assists in 48 games.
SKA clinch two-year deal with defenseman Igor Golovkov
SKA have signed 20-year-old defenseman Igor Golovkov on a two-year contract. Golovkov spent the last two seasons with Dynamo Moscow, for whom he made 38 appearances in the regulation championship (scoring 1 goal, earning 40 minutes of penalties), and played 5 games in the play-offs (1 assist and 12 minutes of penalties).
Goaltender Chris Holt joins Dinamo Riga
25-year-old American goalie Chris Holt, who spent last season with NHL club Ottawa Senators, is the latest addition to the Dinamo Riga squad. Before his spell at Binghamton, Ottawa’s farm club, Holt appeared for the New York Rangers and the St Louis Blues, and had previously been selected for University teams and played for the USA Under-18 National Team. The American goaltender has signed a two-year contract with Dinamo.
Carolina Hurricanes’ preseason games
Carolina Hurricanes have announced their preseason schedule. Before their clash with SKA (October 4th), the Hurricanes will take on Florida Panthers (at home on September 21st and away on the 29th) Nashville (home on September 23rd, away on the 24th) and Atlanta (away on the 25th, home on October 1st). The team’s 2010 Training Camp is officially set to open on the 17th of September.
Phoenix Coyotes’ exhibition games
Before facing Riga Dinamo on 6th October, the Phoenix Coyotes will play seven exhibition games against fellow NHL clubs. The Coyotes’ first outing is away against Anaheim (21st September), followed by two split-squad home games, the first with Los Angeles (23rd September) and then with San Jose (25th September), then away at Calgary (28th September) and finally at Edmonton (29th September).