At 17:00 Moscow Time, Ugra will face off against HC Sochi while under the guidance of a brand new coaching staff. The Khanty-Mansiysk club has anounced the departure of head coach Igor Zakharkin, senior assistant Nikolai Borshchevsky, assistant Evgeny Khvostov, and fitness coach Alexei Selivyorstov. The team currently occupies last place in the Eastern Conference standings with 9 points from 14 games.
Mr. Zakharchuk's replacement has been confirmed as Anatoly Yemelin, and joining his staff are senior assistant Igor Ulanov and assistant Sergei Gusev. The new appointments have all signed contracts which run to the end of the current season.