It’s been a slow start of the season for the HK Sochi team in the KHL. They have played 14 games and are currently hold 10th position in the Western Conference. They have now become the 1st team to make a coaching swap.
Alexander Andriyevsky stepped down just last week and the team had to find a replacement. On Thursday team announced that they have hired Evgeny Stavrovsky as their new head coach.
Stavrovsky doesn’t have much experience in coaching at the pro level. He had been working as head coach and assistant coach with the Cherepovets Almaz team in the Russian junior league. Last year he worked on the coaching staff for the Russian u17 team.
His experience at the pro-level came earlier this season when he was working for KHL’s Severstal team as an assistant coach to the experienced Andrei Razin. His contract was mutually terminated so that he could become the head coach of the Sochi team.
The Sochi squad now might have to crawl out of a hole as they are very close to being last in their conference and second last in the whole league.