Dinamo Minsk head coach: I am for fast and athletic hockey


Dinamo Minsk head coach: I am for fast and athletic hockey

After the off-season vacation, HC Dinamo Minsk started training again. The new head coach is Canadian Gordie Dwyer, who previously worked with Croatian Medveščak.

At the start of the season the Dinamo roster includes 22 players and almost all are Belarusians. The exception is Rob Klinkhammer, who will join the team in the near future. In this list are four young recruits on review contracts.

Gordie Dwyer , head coach of HC Dinamo Minsk :
Now the team is just starting the season, there are a lot of hard training sessions ahead. I want the team to show fast and athletic hockey and , of course , I will demand this from each player.

The squad of the team has not yet been fully formed and negotiations are underway with a number of players who should strengthen the club.

The Canadian coach is not a supporter of radical changes. He decided not to change the strategy, because many of the guys here are not newcomers. The captain of Dinamo last season - Alexander Pavlovich - believes that the tasks for the new regular season are very clear, so the team needs to concentrate on the game.

Alexander Pavlovich , forward of HC Dinamo Minsk:
Now we are beginning. Every day it's harder and harder to work. We are trying to work with optimism.

We did not change the style of play. We will show the same active fast ice hockey, so there were no surprises for us. At today's training, all the exercises are similar and have the same meaning.

Coach Konstantin Koltsov will be responsible for attackers.

Konstantin Koltsov, coach of HC Dinamo Minsk:
I understood a lot when I worked with Therrien. I think it helps me now. In Russia, I really liked Svetlov. I started working with him at 32, I learned some nuances only at this age.

In preparation for the KHL season the Bison will perform in the Cup of Minsk on July 26. They will compete with Dinamo Moscow and Dinamo Riga, Ugra, Yaroslavl's Lokomotiv and Minsk's Yunost.