Coach Nekerov comes to the Bears Organization from Russia where he was a pupil of the Russian Hockey School in the Chelyabinsk region, the city of Magnitogorsk. This hockey school produced players such as Evgeny Malkin, Anton Khudobin, Nikolay Kulemin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Artemy Panarin, Sergei Gonchar, Sergei Makarov and many other professional hockey players.
- Champion of Russia among juniors under 18.
- Champion of the Youth Hockey League - MHL.
- Major hockey league player - VHL.
- Played in Europe and is a two-time champion of the Lithuanian Professional Hockey League - NLRL.
- International professional hockey coaching philosophy
- Artem has been working as a coach since 2010.
- Coached multiple age groups in Russia which many players now play in the top clubs in Russia.
- Artem is also a skating coach and a skills coach.
- Active participant in international camps, seminars and training camps.
- Prepares development programs for young hockey players. He is the founder and head coach of the Student Ice Hockey team in Kaliningrad, Russia.
After arriving to the US in 2020, he has decided to join our Bears coaching staff!