SKA Celebrates Gagarin Cup Win

By , Hockey VIPs Magazine
April 20, 2015

SKA Saint Petersburg, captained by former NHL star Ilya Kovalchuk, captured the Gagarin Cup with a 6-1 win over Ak Bars Sunday in Kazan.  Click through the gallery for a taste of the KHL Championship celebration.

  • Ilya Kovalchuk prepares to hoist the Gagarin Cup.
  • SKA Saint Petersburg coach Vyacheslav Bykov is feted by the team.
  • Members of SKA pose for a post-championship photo.
  • Kovalchuk and head coach Bykov celebrate in the locker room.
  • Players wore hats that said "SKA is my life" during post-game celebrations.
  • Members of SKA joyfully celebrate their win.
  • SKA team members celebrate their Gagarin Cup win.
  • One of the special medals the KHL Championship winners will receive.
  • Artemy Panarin gets ready to lift the Cup.
  • SKA team members celebrate on the ice in Kazan.
  • Kovalchuk, SKA's captain, goes through the handshake line.
  • Members of SKA joyfully celebrate their win.
  • Patrick Thoresen and Tony Martensson snap a post-win selfie.
  • Kovalchuk celebrates SKA's win.
  • Kovalchuk raises the Gagarin Cup.
  • A kiss for the Cup.

Photographs:  Kontinental Hockey League via Facebook

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