HC Ugra has announced the appointment of Pavel Ezovskih as the club’s new head coach. The 57-year-old specialist spent four seasons in charge of the Khanty-Mansiysk youth team, the Ugra Mammoths, and in his playing days was a forward for Traktor Chelyabink in the 1980s.
“This appointment means a great deal to me. I have been working in the Khanty-Mansi Region for a long time and I am grateful that my work in the youth team has been rated so highly. To appoint me as head coach of the senior team shows great faith in me on the part of the club management. It is a big responsibility and a new challenge in my coaching career. I hope our fans will support me,” said the new Ugra coach in an interview on the official website of the club.