09.11.2023 в 13:00

Oleg Tauber joins Team West’s coaching staff for Challenge Cup

Loko head coach is to work with Yegor Bashkatov and Andrei Mikhalyov.

Given that Yury Navarenko left Mikhailov Academy, changes in the Team West’s coaching staff for the Challenge Cup have taken place. Yegor Bashkatov (Almaz) has been named the head coach, he was building the roster together with Navarenko and Andrei Mikhalyov (Dinamo-Shinnik). Oleg Tauber (Loko) is to join the team’s coaching staff.

Tauber stepped behind the bench for the Yaroslavl team before the start of the 2023/24 season. Coached by Tauber, Loko is now leading the Gold Division of the Western Conference. Before that, the specialist spent two years with Mamonty Ugry and did well - the team made the playoffs in two consecutive seasons. Before joining the Ugra junior team, he had worked for seven years as a coach at the Ugra HC School, and had been the head coach of 2000, 2002 and 2006 teams.

Oleg Tauber coached such players as Vasily Atanasov, Kirill Marchenko, Ivan Morozov, Danila Galenyuk, Danil Bashkirov. 

I am excited about participation in the Challenge Cup in Tula. I want to thank the Junior Hockey League for the trust. The games played by the best players of the League are always spectacular, the guys do their best to give their team the win and to get an opportunity to represent their clubs at the KHL All-Star Game. I am looking forward to a good interesting game, we will make every possible effort to bring the trophy back to the West.

Oleg Tauber, Loko head coach 

Tula becomes the host city for Junior Hockey League Challenge Cup for the first time. The event will be held on December 3, 2023 within the framework of Fonbet All-Star Week. Women’s All-Star Game is scheduled for December 2. Challenge Cup tickets are available for purchase at and Yandex Afisha. 2023 KHL Skills competition and Fonbet All-Star Game will be hosted by SKA-Arena in Saint Petersburg on December 9 and 10.