President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretyak commented on the appointment of Alexei Zhamnov as the head coach of the Russian national team.
«We hope for long-term cooperation with Zhamnov, it is important for us to think several cycles ahead. He knows how to build relationships with different generations of hockey players, a strong strategist, motivator and psychologist. The decision to recommend FHR to conclude a contract with Zhamnov as the head coach of the Russian national team was dictated, in particular, by the participation of hockey players of the National Hockey League in the Olympic Games. At the same time, it is important to note that there is still no official decision on the participation of the NHL. As you know, it will be until January 10.
Oleg Znarok and Valery Bragin will join the team’s headquarters as consultants, we thank them for agreeing to work in this position. These experienced specialists will help our team during the preparation and participation in the Olympics, «the official website of the FHR quotes Tretyak.
The ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Olympics will be held from 9 to 20 February in Beijing. The national team will start the tournament in group B. The rivals are the Czech Republic, homepage Switzerland, Denmark.