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Slovak national ice-hockey team hires another foreign head coach

Czech national Vladimír Vujtek Sr was appointed to be the new head coach of the Slovak national ice hockey team on Wednesday, August 17. The decision was made by the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZĽH) executive committee the same day, the TASR newswire reported, citing committee members.

Czech national Vladimír Vujtek Sr was appointed to be the new head coach of the Slovak national ice hockey team on Wednesday, August 17. The decision was made by the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZĽH) executive committee the same day, the TASR newswire reported, citing committee members.

Vujtek, 64, was one of two main contenders for the spot: former two-time coach of the team Ján Filc was also shortlisted. The contract with Vujtek is to last until December 31, 2012. Vujtek is taking over the team after Canadian national Glen Hanlon was sacked following the team's disappointing result in this year’s ice hockey world championship, which was held in Slovakia in the spring.

Meanwhile, the coach of Skalica (Trnava Region), Peter Oremus, was picked as assistant coach, thereby replacing Frantisek Hossa and Ľubomír Pokovič. The SZĽH general secretary, Otto Sýkora, will replace Peter Bondra as the national's team general manager.

"We sought a coach who could put all his powers into the Slovak national team ... needless to say, experience and expertise was a must as well," said Sýkora of the appointment of Vujtek, a former player who has extensive experience coaching in the KHL (Continental Hockey League).

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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