The composition of AK Bars for the 2020-2021 year refreshed very seriously. Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is no longer the leader of citizens of Kazan, and the position of head coach now is Dmitry Kvartalnov, who from 2000 to 2004, played almost 200 matches in the composition of this team. To his credit a number of achievements, including the title of “Best coach” (2016). Some experts believe that he will be able to significantly improve the results of the club from capital of Tatarstan.
The coaching staff
Together with Dmitry Quarterly came to the team and the other coach, including:
- Paul Teeth. Previously, he worked on training “metallurg”, “NYC”, “Locomotive”. Won the championship of Belarus in 2014.
- Igor Gorbenko. Worked as a coach in the “Locomotive”, “Mytishchi Atlantis”, “Loco”, “Captain”, “American Knights”, USAА. Won the USA championship in 2015. Is the owner of the continental Cup from 2015 to 2017.
- Normunds Silins. Was considered for the coaching position in the “Dinamo”, “torpedo” “the Locomotive”. Some time was engaged in the preparation of the Junior national team of Latvia.
- Moisanen Ari. Coached athletes from the “Lucco”, team Finland, “Jokerit”. Worked in the “AK Bars”. Is the winner of the Gagarin Cup in 2018.
In addition to Bilyaletdinov with the coaching positions left Smirnov, Zankovets, Zavialov and Tsarev. Such a drastic upgrade can say that the method of preparation will seriously change.
Part of AK Bars for the 2020-2021 year included not only new coaches but goalkeepers. Left the team Starichenko and pod’yapol’skii, and they were replaced with:
- Timur Bilyalov. The young 24-year-old athlete has already established itself in the Kazan “the Leopard” and “leopard” and “South “, “Petroleum”, “Ugra”, “Dynamo”. He previously played in “AK bars”. The main achievement is the Cup Bratina 2016.
- Adam Radburn. 27-year-old player from Sweden he played for “Almtuna”, MODO, “Timaru”, “djurgården”. He is the winner of the Swedish hockey League, and also boasts the title of the best goalkeeper of the Swedish hockey League for 2018 and 2020.
Garipov Emil has retained his place in the team.
The composition of AK Bars for the season 2020-2021 updated and protection. Hockey club left whole 4 defender: Batyrshin, Postma, Manukhov, Markov. Now instead of them will play:
- Christian Henkel. The young 23-year-old athlete from Belarus visited Minsk teams “Yunost” and “Dynamo” and the canadian “Lethbridge Hurricanes”. His account is the championship of Belarus in 2016, the title of best defender of the Belarusian championship 2016. He also took part in the KHL all-star game 2020.
- Igor Ozhiganov. The player , who had to visit as part of Russian club Amur USAА, Siberia and in the canadian “Toronto maple leafs”. Is reigning Kharlamov Cup Champions 2011, silver medalist of the youth world championship 2012, multiple winner of silver and bronze in the NHL.
- Damir Musin. Kazan athlete who has already participated in the team “AK bars”. He also played for “IRBIS”, HC “Sochi”, “Neftekhimik”. Is the USA champion and winner of the Gagarin Cup in 2018.
- Michael Wikstrand. Another player from Sweden, previously competed in the Russian Federation. Was listed in “PR”, “Sea”, “Prelude”, “Ferestad”. Is the world champion in 2018, the silver prize-winner among juniors in 2011 and among young people 2013. Participated in the Olympic games 2018.
Nikita Lyamkin has extended his contract and left for the Kazan team.
Hockey club left six of the attackers. Among them: Jane, Malykhin, Cleaver, Klinkhammer, Suites lander. To replace them in the team took:
- Emil Galimov. The athlete from Nizhnekamsk, who played for the “Reactor”, “Neftekhimik”, “Loco”, “locomotive”. Major achievements on his account while that not has.
- Matthew Frattin. Canadian hockey player, long-time speaker in the USA. Recently was listed in the “Barys” of Nur the Sultan. Is the champion, player of the year and most valuable player of the Western hockey student organization 2010 and 2011. Also has the title of the best sniper of the playoffs NHL 2012.
- Patrice Cormier. Another player from Canada. Also played in the USA, then moved to the “Barys” of Nur the Sultan. Is the winner (2009) and silver medalist (2010) world youth championship.
- Mikhail Fisenko. The athlete from Magnitogorsk, who managed to build a career both in Russia and in the United States. Is a silver medal at the Junior world Championships 2008 winner of the ed Chynoweth Cup and a silver medalist USA 2020.
- Kirill Petrov. Kazan player, previously had a number in “AK bars”. Has a very rich track record, including the championship USA 2010. Is the winner of the Cup of continent 2015/16.
Thus, the composition of AK Bars for the season 2020-2021 replenished with enough talented players who have a large number of achievements that can indicate serious intentions of the club to get ahead.
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