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Following the departure from,Avangard of head coach Andrei Skabelka, his place in charge of the Chernyshev Division team at the 2018 All-Star Game has been taken by Salavat Yulaev boss Erkka Westerlund.

In a coaching career spanning more than two decades, Erkka Westerlund has won silver and bronze at the Olympic Games, silver and bronze at the World Championships, and two more bronze medals at the World U20 Championships. He has also won the Championship of Finland, where he was named Coach of the Year, and has been head coach of Salavat Yulaev since March of 2017.

The revised coaching line-up now reads as follows:

Bobrov Division
Jukka Jalonen (Jokerit) – Natalia Clark (Match TV)

Tarasov Division
Igor Nikitin (CSKA) – Sonia Gudim

Kharlamov Division
Andrei Nazarov (Neftekhimik) – Maria Bass (Match TV)

Chernyshev Division
Erkka Westerlund (Salavat Yulaev) – Daria Mironova (Match TV)

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