I have been following the progress of British player Ben O'Connor and on the team website I found an article about player re-signings. Google translated it for me and it said this:
contracts have been extended with the following players: Simon Kokuev, Dmitry Gromov, Maxim Orlov, Ilgiz Nureyev, Ben O'Connor, Andrew Batrutdinov, Alexander Stankovsky Maxim Gryaznov. According to the coaching staff, these players will match the level of VHL, which is supposed to address the team.
So could this mean they want to compete in the VHL next year?