The League has named the head coaches who will take charge of the teams representing the four Divisions of the KHL which will compete in the 2018 Master Show and All-Star Game, to take place on the 13th and 14th of January at the Barys Arena in Astana.
The head coach for the Bobrov Division will be Oleg Znarok (SKA); for the Tarasov Division, Igor Nikitin (CSKA); for the Kharlamov Division, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov (Ak Bars), and for the Chernyshev Division, Andrei Skabelka (Avangard).
The assistant coaches will be named in the near future..
The full playing rosters for the All-Star Game were completed on the 8th of Decemberwere completed on the 8th of December, and the referees for the big event have been named as Sergei Kulakov and Sergei Gusev, while the chosen linesmen are Ivan Sazonov and Alexander Sadovnikov
The Week of Hockey Stars,runs from the 10th to the 14th of January in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, and features matches involving the finest players from three leagues: on the 10th, the festivities get underway with the Women's Hockey League (WHL) All-Star Game, and on the 11th fans can see the Youth Hockey League (YHL) Challenge Cup. The Week of Hockey Stars reaches a crescendo on the 13th and 14th, with the Master Show and the KHL All-Star Game – the mini-tournament contested by teams representing the League's four Divisions.
Tickets for all the events which make up the 2018 Week of Hockey Stars, including the KHL All-Star Game, the YHL Challenge Cup, and the WHL All-Star Game, may be purchased via the event's official website and at the Barys Arena box office.