KHL Announces Expansion Team to Play in Vladivostok in 2013-14
On Saturday, April 27th, Kontinental Hockey League President Alexander Medvedev, together with KHL Vice-President Vyacheslav Fetisov, who also represents Primorsky Territory in Russia’s upper house, Disciplinary Committee head Valery Kamensky, and yet another former star of world hockey and Olympic champion, Alexander Mogilny, visited the city of Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.
“We flew here to officially announce the entry of a team from Vladivostok into the Kontinental Hockey League,” said Alexander Medvedev. “The club submitted the necessary application and the verdict was a positive one. There will be a special redraft to help them put a team together, and judging by what we’ve seen in Vladivostok I can say there is no limit to what the Far East can achieve.”
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Alexander Mogilny will be the club president,” added Vyacheslav Fetisov. “I’m confident that with him on board the club will not only be managed in a professional manner, but will also perform well out on the ice.” Alexander Filippenko, a manager who distinguished himself in spells at Amur and Metallurg Novokuznetsk, will be vice-president.
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