The net-minder was awarded the assault rifle by the captain having been voted as player of the match by his team-mates.
This is the latest in a series of bizarre awards handed out by hockey teams, with many NHL sides making it a custom.
After stopping 36 shots and conceding just two goals, the 23-year-old can be seen in the changing room after the game as a club official brings the weapon in.
It is then handed to the cpatain who officially makes the handover.
Kononov joined the VHL side last season and has to date played 12 games for his new club.