On February 27, website an expert council of authoritative representatives of hockey took place to agree on the candidacy of the head coach. It was held with the participation of Vladislav Tretyak, website Boris Mikhailov, Valery Kamensky, Alexey Zhamnov and Pavel Bure.
Oleg Znarok and Valery Bragin will join the team’s headquarters as consultants.
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, Switzerland, Denmark.