Vladimir Krikunov to helm Kazakhstan's national hockey team

ASTANA. July 31. KAZINFORM Vladimir Krikunov, coach of HC Barys Astana, has been confirmed as the head coach of Kazakhstan's national hockey team, Vesti.kz correspondent refers to the Hockey Federation's press service.

The candidature of the Russian specialist was approved at the special meeting of the executive committee. The HC Barys Administration also named new general manager of the national team. Shumi Babayev is well-known to KHL admirers.

The head coach and general manager were instructed to map out a plan of club's preparation for 2012/2013 season.

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