Red Army mightiest in the world

The Russian hockey side Red Army have turned out the strongest team at the first ever World Junior Club Cup held on home ice in the Siberian city of Omsk.

­The youth squad of CSKA Moscow experienced few problems against Czech rivals Energie Karlovy Vary, with Sunday’s final turning into a 7-2 hammering.

The tournament’s best scorer, Mikhail Plotnikov, helped his team with a brace of goals in the decider.

The Red Army have won three of their four games in Omsk, with America’s Eastern Junior Hockey League All Stars being among their victims (9-1).

The Muscovites enter the new MHL season as defending champs and favorites as the new season in Russia’s top junior hockey begins on September 6.

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