Polushin Still Lighting It Up in Russian Preseason

In action last week, [url=http://www.russianprospects.com/public/article.php?article_id=338&anchor=Main]Severstal Cherepovets won the Alexander Belosokhov Memorial Tournament going 2-1-0 for the round robin and then defeating Spartak Moscow in the final 2-0.[/url] The victory was in no small part due to the play of Lightning prospect winger Alexander Polushin who appears to have cemented a prominent role for Severstal this season. In the opening game on 8/16 Alex Polushin notched a goal in Severstal's 5-1 victory over Avangard Omsk. In game two on 8/17 Alex Polushin was one of the best players of the match helping Severstal defeat Novosibirsk 4-1 by chipping in yet another goal. In game three on 8/19 Alex Polushin was named best player in the match for Cherepovets in a 5-2 loss where Alexander chipped in an assist on Severstal's second goal. In the final on 8/20 Polushin was on the ice late in a 1-0 game and notched an empty net goal with 1:04 left on the clock to seal Cherepovets' tournament victory. Avangard Omsk finished third in the tournament finishing 1-2 in the round robin before defeating Novosibirsk 4-1 in the third place game. Nikita Alexeev had 1 assist for the tournament on Omsk's second goal in the third place game. Cherepovets will begin another tournament on Tuesday squaring off with Polushin's former team CSKA before meeting Anton But's Yaroslavl squad on Wednesday.