Head coach of HC “AK bars” Zinetula Bilyaletdinov

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MOSCOW, may 23. /TASS/. Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, who heads Kazan “AK bars”, is recognized as the best coach of the Kontinental hockey League (KHL) season 2017/18. This was announced at the closing ceremony of the season in the concert hall “Barvikha”.

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Under the leadership of 63-year-old specialist “AK bars” last season for the third time in its history became the winner of the Gagarin Cup. In the final series of play-offs KHL Kazan club with a score of 4-1 won the Moscow CSKA.

In 2017, the year this prize was awarded to the head coach of TEAM Oleg Znarok.

The President of “AK Bars” nail Maganov recognized as best top Manager of the club at the end of the season. He was awarded the prize named Valentin Sych, the President of Federation of hockey of Russia from 1994 to 1997. Last year the prize went to the Vice – President of SKA Roman Rotenberg.

The prize named after Vladimir Piskunov (the best administrator of the hockey club) received Rustem Kashapov of “AK Bars”. Prize named after Andrey Zimin (the best team doctor) was awarded the employee of the medical service of the Kazan club Ilmira Habibrahmanova.