Roster - Kazakhstan

When Kazakhstan competed in the World Junior Championship A pool tournament for the first time in 1998, the forecast was for an automatic last-place finish and relegation to the B pool. But scouts were shocked when Kazakhstan embarrassed an underachieving Canadian team 6-3 in a playoff for seventh place. Four years later, Kazakhstan still is in the top group, Nikolai Antropov - its best player in 1998 - is playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs and scouts are paying a lot more attention to the Kazakh team. Vadim Sozinov, Toronto Maple Leafs' sixth choice in the 2000 draft, leads this year's entry. Sozinov plays for the OHL Ottawa '67s. Roman Kozlov, who led his country in scoring at the 1999 World Under-18 B Pool tournament, also is an offensive threat. In Soviet times, youth hockey teams from the republic of Kazakhstan won their share of games in all-union competitions against other republics like Russia.. Kazakhstan's new coach 39-year-old Sergei Starygin played in the old Soviet Elite League in the1980s when it was full of stars.

 

# Player S/C Ht. (cm) Wt. (kg) Birthdate 2000-01 Team
No Joueur T/A T. (cm) P. (kg) Naissance Équipe 2000-01
Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
1 MEDVEDEV Roman L 183 73 31/08/81 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
20 KOLYUZHNYY Alexandr L 188 78 14/07/81 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
21 VOVCHENKO Viktor L 171 65 08/06/82 Ust-Kamenogorsk Torpedo
Defence/Défense
3 FADEYEV Yevgeniy R 172 65 09/07/82 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
5 BABICH Dmitriy L 180 77 15/09/82 Ust-Kamenogorsk Torpedo
8 LITVINOV Sergey L 186 78 07/07/82 Ust-Kamenogorsk Torpedo
12 FOKIN Anatoliy L 190 84 25/07/82 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
13 SERDYUKOV Pavel L 182 78 10/03/81 Tjumen Rubin
19 MAZUNIN Yevgeniy L 188 80 18/09/81 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
Forwards/Avants
2 ALEXANDROV Viktor L 172 64 28/12/85 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
4 VASSILCHENKO Alexey L 185 79 29/03/81 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
7 VASSILYEV Konstantin L 185 78 27/04/82 Ust-Kamenogorsk Torpedo
10 KOZLOV Roman L 182 74 30/09/81 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
11 SEMENOV Alexandr L 186 80 08/02/82 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
15 STRELCHUK Vadim L 180 76 10/08/81 Ust-Kamenogorsk Torpedo
16 AZANOV Roman L 175 75 08/05/81 Cherepoveta Severstal
17 CHURSIN Vadim L 177 70 25/04/82 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
18 YURYEV Mikhail L 173 68 31/03/81 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
22 SOZINOV Vadim R 186 88 17/06/81 Ottawa Raiders
23 OGORODNIKOV Andrey R 175 69 29/08/82 Ust-Kamenogorsk Torpedo
24 TANYGIN Yevgeniy L 178 72 03/10/81 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
25 NOZHNIKOV Alexandr R 175 70 05/04/82 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
26 FILIPENKO Pavel R 182 78 01/02/82 Severstal
27 KOROBEINIKOV Sergey L 182 75 12/04/82 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
28 FAIZOV Mikhail R 172 65 16/07/82 Ust-Kamenogorsk Torpedo
29 SPIRIDONOV Andrey L 180 75 21/05/82 Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk
30 FALFUDINOV Denis L 173 73 23/09/81 Ust-Kamenogorsk Torpedo

 

Staff/Personnel
Head Coach STARYGIN Sergey
Assistant Coach BUZIK Alexandr
Team Leader DOLGOV Mark
Equipment Manager GUSSEINOV Vadim
Physiotherapist SAKHRANICH Igor
Doctor YESHOV Adilbek