Red Bull Clubs In Munich, Salzburg Form Youth Team To Compete In Russian League
German Hockey League (DEL) side EHC Red Bull Munich and Austrian top-division club EC Red Bull Salzburg "will send a combined youth team to compete in the Russian minor hockey league, Molodezhnaya Khokkeinaya Liga," according to MERKUR ONLINE. The minor league, which was founded in '09, "consists of 33 Kontinental Hockey League farm teams." The leauge "has been divided in an Eastern and Western Conference so far." However, it "is possible this will change after the league accepted teams from the Czech Republic, Hungary and now Germany/Austria." If the league is not realigning itself, Red Bull's youth team could play against Khabarovsk, which is around 8,000km from Munich and part of the league's Western Conference. The travel time "would be a minimum of 14 hours via commercial flights" (MERKUR ONLINE, 6/19).