The President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation believes that Larionov’s rich experience will help in preparing a reserve for the national team
Фото: Global Look Press
President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation (FHR) Vladislav Tretyak explained the last reshuffle in the coaching staff of the national youth team.
“The reshuffle in the coaching staffs of the Olympic and youth teams is associated with an increase in the efficiency of preparation for the upcoming tournaments. Igor Larionov’s rich experience will help in preparing the reserve for the national team. Oleg Bratash has been working in the system of Russian national teams for many years, achieved success with youth teams at the club level, ”the FHR website quotes Tretyak.
Larionov was fired from the post of coach of the youth national ice hockey team of Russia
On Thursday, FHR announced that Igor Larionov has been transferred to the position of head coach of the nearest reserve of the national team (the Olympic team). And his place in the youth team was taken by Oleg Bratash.
Two-time Olympic champion Larionov was appointed head coach of the Russian youth team in June 2020. The team finished fourth at the 2021 World Cup in Canada. Previously, Larionov was part of the coaching staff of the youth team, and last season he served as the head coach of the national team at two stages of the Eurotour.
Bratash has been working in the system of Russian national teams since 2015. Previously, he was a coach in the youth team and head coach of the Olympic team. At the club level, he worked for Wings of the Soviets, SKA, Lokomotiv, youth teams of Spartak and Lokomotiv.