Athletistic / Hockey Avangard head coach Dmitry Ryabykin commented on his team’s away win in the KHL regular season game against Sochi (4:1), which was the Falcons’ third straight.

“We started well, we scored some quick goals. In the second half, we let go of the game a bit, but we played very well in the third half. I will note the game in uneven line-ups, that made us helped.”

Was there a fight on the first shift? We were preparing for the game, not for boxing. But they were also ready for boxing, so that’s fine. We are even happy that nothing like this happened.

Of course, it’s hard for the guys on a long trip, they’re away from their families. But it’s okay, just be patient.

Are you satisfied with the hockey played by Avangard now? We’re trying to play, but it’s not the hockey we expect yet. But this is only the start of the season,” quoted Ryabykin as saying.