Coach Slava is now heading into his 7th season with the Protec Ducks.  He will be head coaching at the Peewee A and Bantam A levels.

A native of Siberia, Coach Slava began his hockey career playing in the Russian Junior League and continued his career as a member of the Spartak Russian Team and the Kedr Tomsk Russian Team. Upon his arrival in the U.S.A. Coach Slava played with NY Applecore’s college development team in the EJHL and later played in the UHL with the Knoxville Speed.

A level 4 USA Hockey coach, Slava believes there is no substitute for a hard work ethic on the ice. His focus on discipline and hard work within the team atmosphere lead the 2009-2010 U16A Ducks to a playoff appearance. As well as the 2011-2012 Squirt A team to a 2nd place playoff victory.

Coach Slava’s experiences have made his coaching technique in Skills and Power Skating a valuable asset to his players. Players can benefit from his expertise by taking part in Conditioning Camp, Explosive Skating Camp, Superskillz Camp and many other summer events at ProtecHockey Ponds.