Vladivostok club ready for KHL27.04.2013
“We flew here to officially announce the entry of a team from Vladivostok into the Kontinental Hockey League,” said Alexander Medvedev. “The club submitted the necessary application and the verdict was a positive one. There will be a special redraft to help them put a team together, and judging by what we’ve seen in Vladivostok I can say there is no limit to what the Far East can achieve.”
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Alexander Mogilny will be the club president,” added Vyacheslav Fetisov. “I’m confident that with him on board the club will not only be managed in a professional manner, but will also perform well out on the ice.” Alexander Filippenko, a manager who distinguished himself in spells at Amur and Metallurg Novokuznetsk, will be vice-president.
Primorsky Territory Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky explained how the new club will be named: “We’ll throw the question open to the public. From Monday, on my official website, we’ll devote a special section where anyone can make their suggestions for the team’s name and its emblem.”President-elect Alexander Mogilny, replying to questions about the new team’s head coach, said that two Russian specialists had been among the candidates but both were too busy with the Russian national team to consider the Vladivostok offer, and therefore a head coach from outside Russia has been selected. His identity will be revealed sometime next week.