Legendary hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov has died
Legendary hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov has passed away at the age of 84, the KHL announced early Monday morning.
Legendary hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov has died at the age of 84. He had been hospitalized since late October.— Gabrielle T-F (@gabrielletf) November 24, 2014
All hockey world mourns as the legendary coach Viktor Tikhonov passes away. R.I.P.— KHL (@khl_eng) November 24, 2014
A defenseman during his playing days with Dynamo Moscow, Tikhonov coached the Soviet Union to gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and led the United Team to victory in 1992. Tikhonov was also behind the bench when the Soviet Union squad lost to the U.S. at the 1980 Olympics.
Tikhonov also led the Soviet Union to eight World Championship titles, the 1979 Challenge Cup and the 1981 Canada Cup.