Valery Kamensky, a member of the FHR expert council, explained why Alexey Zhamnov was appointed head coach of the Russian national team. Note that Zhamnov is also a member of the council.
«The decision to appoint Zhamnov as the head coach was made by discussion and by a majority of votes of the expert council. Alexey Zhamnov worked with Oleg, he will help him. Yes, we will all help him to achieve a good result. Therefore, this is a normal decision. Alexey knows hockey both NHL and European. He is a respected person in the hockey world. The guys all respect him: both the NHL and ours, so he is a worthy candidate. It remains only to wish good luck, we will help you, and we will support our team, «Kamensky said to» SE «.
Oleg Znarok and webpage Valery Bragin will take the positions of consultants in the coaching staff.
The ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Olympics will be held from 9 to 20 February in Beijing. The Russian national team will start the tournament in group B. The rivals are the Czech Republic, web page Switzerland, web site Denmark.