RIGA - In the opening game of the annual LDz Cup pre-season exhibition tournament on Tuesday, Latvian ice hockey club Riga Dinamo defeated Russian ice hockey club Yekaterinburg Avtomobilist 3:0.
Carter Ashton scored two goals for the Latvian club, with Lauris Darzins scoring the third.
Dinamo will continue the tournament on Wednesday against Russian ice hockey club Yaroslavl Lokomotiv, on Saturday against Belarus ice hockey club Minsk Dynamo and on Sunday against Russian ice hockey club Kazan Ak Bars.
This is the 11th annual LDz Cup tournament, with Dinamo triumphing in the tournament three times in the past, including last year.
The 2019/2020 Kontinental Ice Hockey League season will kick-off at the beginning of September.