Viktor Gordiyuk is appointed the new head-coach of Taifun Primorie Region.
51-year-old Viktor Gordiyuk is a Krylia Sovetov Moscow junior hockey school alumnus. He won gold and silver medals at World Juniors with Team USSR. In 1992 he made his way to North America and played for four seasons in National Hockey League, American Hockey League and International Hockey League. Until early 2000s Gordiyuk competed in Germany for Düsseldorfer EG. After returning to Russia he competed for Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Krylia Sovetov Moscow, Dynamo Moscow HC MVD Balashikha and Lada Togliatti.
In the 2008-09 season Gordiyuk played in Kontinental Hockey League for Khimik Moscow Region and SKA St. Petersburg. He retired as a Khimik player in 2010.
In the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons he was one of Yuri Strakhov’s assistant coaches on Krylia Sovetov Moscow. Gordiyuk spent last two seasons with Admiral Vladivostok as player development director. The upcoming Junior Hockey League season will be the first for Viktor Gordiyuk as a head-coach.