Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Cup
Gornyak Rudny surprisingly won 2015 edition of Kazakhstan Cup beating 2-1 Arlan Kokshetau in the final played at Burabai Arena. It's the second trophy for Rudny team after the Cup won in 2009-10. Beybarys Atyrau won the bronze medal defeating 5-1 Nomad Astana.
The individual awards:
Best goalie: Stepan Goryachevskikh (Arlan)
Best defender: Georgi Dulnev (Beybarys)
Best forward: Igor Cherkasov (Gornyak)
Best young player: Ivan Stepanenko (Nomad)
Cup holder and national champion Ertis Pavlodar was awarded a 5-0 forfeit loss in the last match of Kazakhstan Cup against Gornyak Rudny for alligning four young players born after 01 January 1991 instead of five, as determined by rules of competition. After the game, won by Ertis 3-2 after shootouts, Gornayk has filed a protest to the federation, which was examinated and accepted. Individual statistics for the game will be maintained, according to the rule
Nomad Astana and Beybarys Atyrau will battle for the bronze. Both games are scheduled for August 29
By beating cup holder Arlan Kokshetau 4-1 in the final played in Temirtau, national champion Ertis Pavlodar won for the first time the Kazakhstan Cup. Nomad Astana captured bronze medal defeating 2-1 at overtime Beybarys Atyrau. Tournament awards were assigned to Marek Pinc (Ertis) as best goalie, Aleksei Petushkov (Arystan Temirtau) as best defender and Maxim Bogatyrenko (Berkut Karaganda) as best forward
The 2014 edition of Kazakhstan Cup will have the same final of last year: cup holder Arlan Kokshetau and national champion Ertis Pavlodar dueling on Sunday at Termitau Ice Arena. Teams won their respective groups, while Nomad Astana and Beybarys Atyrau will play for bronze medal. Arlan won Kazakhstan Cup in last two editions
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Kazakhstan Cup Groups were announced: as in the last edition teams will play splitted in two Groups, the winner of each group will play the final. All competition will be held in Astana from 22 to 28 August