Source: Ukraine Ice Hockey Federation
The Hockey Federation of Ukraine has started cooperation with the Hockey Federation of Great Britain.
Thus, the Secretary General of the British organization Andy French will advise Ukrainian experts on working with national teams.
It should be noted that the national team of Great Britain actually managed to leave Division IV to the elite of world hockey in 4 years and stayed there at the end of the 2018/2019 season.
Reforms in the coaching staff of the national team contributed to the rise in the class. In particular, the British-Canadian team is currently working with the team. Britain’s Pete Russell has led the country’s national team since 2014, assisted by two Canadian experts – Corey Nilsson and Adam Kiefe. Nilsson joined the United Kingdom in 2013 and Kiffey in 2017. Both had experience working with clubs of the British elite hockey league.
The coaching staff of the British national team has developed a long-term strategy for working with the team, carried out partial naturalization, involving Canadian hockey players, and paid special attention to the development of the national championship with an emphasis on improving the playing qualities of British athletes