|Date of birth||2nd January 1963|
|place of birth||Ust-Kataw , Russian SFSR|
|until 1983||HK tractor Chelyabinsk|
Oleg Znarok ( Russian Олег Валерьевич Знарок Oleg Valeryevich Snarok , Latvian Oļegs Znaroks ; * 2. January 1963 in Ust-Katav , Russian SFSR , Soviet Union ) is a retired Russian ice hockey player with German nationality, in Germany for the EV Landsberg , EHC Freiburg and Heilbronner EC was on the ice. From 1996 to 2001 he was a Latvian citizen. Since the end of his career, he has worked as a coach in the Continental Hockey League and was the head coach of the Russian national ice hockey team from 2014 to the 2018 Olympic tournament .
As a player
Olegs Snarok began his career with his hometown club HK Traktor Chelyabinsk , for whose first team he also played in the Vysschaya League , the highest Soviet ice hockey league , from 1982 . In 1983 he moved to Dinamo Riga , where he was active for the next seven years.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Snarok decided like many former Eastern Bloc players to move to North America, where he played a few games for the Maine Mariners in the American Hockey League . However, due to a lack of prospects, the striker soon returned to Riga. For the 1992/93 season , the left-handed shooter signed a contract with the German upper division EV Landsberg , with whom he was promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga the following year . After two more seasons in Bavaria, Snarok moved to league rivals EHC Freiburg in 1995 , for whom he was on the ice until the end of the 1999/00 season . In his last season with the "Wolves", the then Latvian was top scorer of the 2nd Bundesliga with 84 points . Then Snarok spent two seasons at Heilbronn EC , the first of which he was officially elected “Player of the Year” in 2001. After the 2000/01 season , the attacker ended his active career.
With the Soviet U20 national team , Oleg Snarok won the bronze medal at the Junior World Cup in 1981 and was also elected to the tournament's All-Star team. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the attacker played for Latvia , which he represented at four world championships from 1995 to 1999 .
As a trainer
|2002-2011||National team of Latvia|
|2004-2008||SK LSPA / Riga|
|2008-2010||HK MWD Balashikha|
|2010-2014||HK Dynamo Moscow|
|2014-2018||National team Russia|
|2016-2018||SKA Saint Petersburg|
|since 2019||HK Spartak Moscow|
Since his retirement from competitive sports, Snarok has worked as an ice hockey coach. From 2006 he initially looked after the Latvian national team as head coach. In the 2007/08 season he was the head coach of the U20 national team, which took part in the first Latvian league as SK LSPA / Riga . In the summer of 2008 he took over the coaching position at HK MWD Balaschicha , where he was assisted by another Latvian, Harijs Vītoliņš . In the 2009/10 season he was with the HK MWD runner-up in the KHL. After this success, the HK MWD merged with the HK Dynamo Moscow to form the OHK Dynamo , where Snarok continued to work as head coach.
On April 25, 2012, he led the team in the decisive seventh game of the final series with a 1-0 win over HK Awangard Omsk to win the Gagarin Cup . After the end of the season, Snarok was named the best coach of the KHL season. A year later he repeated this success with Dynamo and was then again named the best coach of the KHL.
Between March 2014 and April 2018 he was the national coach of the Russian national team and led them to the world title in 2014 . In addition, he was (initially) still available as a consultant to HK Dynamo Moscow.
At the 2018 Winter Olympics , he led the Sbornaja to the gold medal under a neutral flag and then gave up this role. A few weeks later, he also resigned from his position at SKA.
At the end of April 2019, he and Harijs Vītoliņš were signed by HK Spartak Moscow .
|1983/84||Dinamo Riga||Vysschaya League||30th||0||3||3||8th|
|1984/85||Dinamo Riga||Vysschaya League||52||14th||13||27||34|
|1985/86||Dinamo Riga||Vysschaya League||36||12||7th||19th||26th|
|1986/87||Dinamo Riga||Vysschaya League||40||13||12||25th||34|
|1987/88||Dinamo Riga||Vysschaya League||49||12||20th||32||43|
|1988/89||Dinamo Riga||Vysschaya League||37||10||10||20th||22nd|
|1989/90||Dinamo Riga||Vysschaya League||48||15th||27||42||60|
|1990/91||Dinamo Riga||Vysschaya League||44||24||27||51||58|
|1991/92||Stars Riga||Vysschaya League||3||0||1||1||6th|
|1993/94||HC Vítkovice||Extra league||3||1||1||2||0|
|1993/94||EV Landsberg||2nd BL||56||66||122||188||0|
|1994/95||EV Landsberg||1. Lg||44||45||55||100||56|
|1995/96||EHC Freiburg||1. Lg||52||60||102||162||108|
|1997/98||EHC Freiburg||1. Lg||57||46||61||107||70|
|1999/00||EHC Freiburg||2nd BL||45||30th||57||87||56||6th||6th||8th||14th||8th|
|2000/01||Heilbronn EC||2nd BL||44||23||46||69||22nd||10||2||10||12||10|
|2001/02||Heilbronn EC||2nd BL||45||16||47||63||28||6th||1||6th||7th||2|
|Wysschaja League overall||339||100||120||220||291|
|2. Bundesliga 2 overall||410||328||568||896||389||22nd||9||24||33||20th|
( Legend for player statistics: Sp or GP = games played; T or G = goals scored; V or A = assists scored ; Pkt or Pts = scorer points scored ; SM or PIM = penalty minutes received ; +/− = plus / minus balance; PP = overpaid goals scored ; SH = underpaid goals scored ; GW = winning goals scored; 1 play-downs / relegation ) 2 including previous leagues (1st division, Bundesliga)
The Russian-born Snaroks received his Latvian citizenship in 1996 due to his sporting achievements, which was deleted when he accepted German in 2001.
- sportacentrs.com (accessed May 25, 2014)
- Author: Oleg Znarok is the new trainer of SKA St. Petersburg - KHL Blog. In: khlblog.de. June 1, 2016, accessed November 3, 2016 .
- Sport1.de: After Olympic triumph: Russia's coach Oleg Snarok resigns. In: sport1.de. April 12, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2018 .
- Oleg Znarok, Harijs Vitolins and Vladimir Fedosov are leaving SKA. In: ska.ru. May 31, 2018, accessed June 20, 2018 .
- Oficiāli: Znaroks un Vītoliņš pārņem Maskavas "Spartak" grožus. In: tvnet.lv. April 29, 2019, accessed May 3, 2019 (Latvian).
- delfi.lv (accessed on May 25, 2014)
Nikita Bespalow |
Pavel Khomchenko |
Defender: Emil Djuse | Maxim Goncharov | Patrik Hersley | Yuri Koslowski | Yevgeny Kulik | Andrei Kuteikin | Alexander Kutuzov | Alexander Nikishin | Ruslan Pedan | Yakov Rylow ( A ) | Andrei Subarev | Akim Trishin | Dmitri Vishnevsky
attacker: Ilya Arkalov | Martin Bakoš | Artyom Fyodorov | Ansel Galimow | Robin Hanzl | Mikhail Junkov | Mārtiņš Karsums | Denis Kokarew | Jori Lehterä | Anatoly Nikonzew ( C ) | Lukáš Radil | Gleb Shashkov | Sergei Shirokov ( A ) | Anton Slobin | Gennady Stolyarov | Ilya Zubov ( A ) | Maxim Zyplakow
Head coach: Oleg Snarok Assistant coach: Maxim Solowjow | Igor Ulanov | Harijs Vītoliņš General Manager: Alexei Schamnow
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Znaroks, Oļegs (Latvian)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German-Latvian ice hockey player and coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||2nd January 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ust-Kataw , Russian SFSR , Soviet Union|