The former hockey player Igor Larionov has been appointed head coach of the Russian team, of under 20 years of age, Friday.
He replaces Valeri Bragin, who was at the helm of this training for the past eight years. Larionov was his assistant at the last world Championship of junior hockey.
For its part, Bragin has been promoted to the head of the national team and SKA St. Petersburg in the kontinental hockey League (KHL). This is Alexei Kudashov, who was previously both of these functions.
To go back to Larionov, he is a real legend of the Russian hockey. The man, 59-year-old has won two olympic gold medals, three world championships and three Stanley cups with the Detroit Red Wings.
Behind the bench of the training Russian, it will be Sergey Golubovich and Vladimir Filatov as his assistants. The former goalkeeper of the national hockey League, Nikolai Khabibulin will be responsible for the masked men.