One of the most experienced Junior Hockey League coaches will be at the helm at Tolpar Ufa.
Lev Berdichevsky was appointed Tolpar Ufa head-coach, inking a 1-year deal. He replaced Igor Grishin, who had worked with the team last year and led Tolpar to Junior Hockey League bronze medals.
Berdichevsky is a Perm native and Molot junior hockey school alumnus. He competed for SKA Sverdlovsk and Avtomobilist Sverdlovsk in USSR Championship along with Khimik Voskresensk. He spent two years in North America playing in AHL and ECHL.
After coming back to Russia Berdichevsky played for Spartak Moscow and Khimik Voskresensk. He also spent the 1996-97 season in Czech Republic. Berdichevsky also played for Dynamo Moscow, Krylia Sovetov Moscow, Vityaz Moscow Region and Sibir Novosibirsk Region. He retired in 2005 as a member of Yunost Minsk.
Lev Sergeyevich Berdichevsky began his coaching career in Junior Hockey League and in the 2012-13 season season joined HC MVD Moscow Region coaching staff. The following year he was one of Alexei Yarushkin’s assistants at Atlanty Moscow Region. He was also formerly the head-coach of Yunior Kurgan, Russkie Vityazi Moscow Region, SKA-Varyagi St. Petersburg and SKA-1946 St. Petersburg.