The new head coach of SKA-Neva has been named as Pyotr Vorobyov.
Alexei Vorobyov, Igor Efimov and Pavel Orlov will join his coaching squad, and last season they all worked together with SKA-1946.
SKA general manager Andrei Tochitsky:
- Pyotr Vorobyov's naming as head coach of SKA-Neva is a logical development of the SKA reserve system. A lot of Saint Petersburg youth players traditionally play in the VHL, and they have all come through the MHL. In the upcoming season, even more such players will be present. We are counting on SKA-Neva's players progressing even further with Pyotr, and that they will become a part of SKA's main team.
- As a player, Pyotr Vorobyov played for Dynamo Kiev and Dinamo Riga. After finishing his playing career he worked in Latvia and Germany, and also coached Russian clubs as well as the Russian junior national team. With that team, he won the World Junior Championship. In 2006 he was made head coach of the Latvian national team, and as a member of the Russian national team's coaching staff he won the World Championship as well as an Olympic silver medal. With HC Dynamo Moscow, he won the MHL in 1993, as well as the Russian championship with Torpedo Yaroslavl and the Continental Cup with HC Lada Togliatti. Last season he was the manager of SKA-1946..