New head coach of the hockey club "Shakhtar" Belarusian expert appointed Vladimir Tsyplakov, BelTA learned from the press service of the team.
Known in the past hockey player, one of the leaders of the national hockey team, replaced Andrew Gusov, who led the miners since the founding of the hockey club in Salihorsk. The changes in the coaching staff due to bad performance, "Shakhter" in the Continental Cup. The team failed to reach the grand final of the tournament, the winners of which over the years became Minsk "Youth" and Grodno "Neman".
Vladimir Zyplakov during playing career has been one of the leading forwards in the Belarusian hockey. He is the world champion in the youth team of the USSR, played seven seasons a player in the NHL, where in the "Los Angeles Kings" has spent 256 matches. After an exchange in "Buffalo" for half of the season added to his score of 35 (14 + 21) points in 84 games. After returning from overseas in his record performance of "Ak Bars" and CSKA Moscow. As a coach Vladimir Zyplakov was an assistant and youth national team of Belarus, was a member of the coaching staff of the club of the Continental Hockey League, "Dinamo-Minsk", "Vanguard", "Severstal" and "Tractor".