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SAPA Fehérvár AV19
Alba Volán Székesfehérvár logo.png
City Székesfehérvár, Hungary
League Országos Bajnokság I
1978–2012
Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
2007–
Founded 1960
Home arena Ifjabb Ocskay Gábor Ice Hall
(Capacity: 3,600)
Colors

Blue, White

         
Owner(s) László Horog
General manager Blanka Elekes Szentágotai
Head coach Rob Pallin
Website Alba Volán Hockey
Franchise history
1960–1998 Székesfehérvári Volán SC
1998–2000 Alba Volán-Riceland
2000–2007 Alba Volán-FeVita
2007–2009 Alba Volánbusz Székesfehérvár
2009– SAPA Fehérvár AV19
Championships
Hungarian Champions 13 (1981, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

SAPA Fehérvár AV19 is a Hungarian ice hockey team that currently plays in the Austrian Erste Bank Hockey League. They were originally founded in 1960 and played from 1978 in the Hungarian Országos Bajnokság I through sorts of affiliations until 2012, claiming the Championship on 13 occasions. They play their home games at Ifjabb Ocskay Gábor Ice Hall in Székesfehérvár. In 2009, the club was renamed after the main sponsor Sapa Profiles Kft Hungary, the Hungarian subsidiary of a Swedish aluminum group.

History[edit]

Székesfehérvári Volán Sports Club was founded in 1960. In 1964–65, the team started playing in outdoor rinks and 10 years later the hockey department came together with the intention of having a professional team. In 1977, the opening of a rink started a new chapter in the history of Hungarian hockey and Volan. At this point, only Budapest and Dunaújváros had suitable structure for hockey. They played their first season in the Hungarian championships in 1977–78, and three years later on the back of Budapest VSC folding and the Sports club benefiting from an influx of BVSC players captured their first Hungarian championship in 1981, becoming the first provincial team to do so.

At the turn of the millennium, Alba Volán-FeVita rose to prominence to become the top team in the nation. This culminated in the series of 10 consecutive championship titles of the Hungarian league from 2003. This turn of domination persuaded the club seek application into the Austrian League for stronger competition. This happened against the background, to better expose the players of the national team in the A-group level. In their first EBEL season in 2007–08, Alba Volánbusz experienced to skill level difference and finished in last place, this was offset however, by the successful Hungarian national team inclusion at the 2008 IIHF World Championships after seventy years back promotion to the highest international division.[1]

SAPA Fehérvár AV19' still competed in the Hungarian Championship at first, with the club sourcing a farm team SAPA AV19 Székesfehérvár II in the Championship or the MOL Liga. However after many years of struggling to field a competitive team in 2012 they were unable to participate in the Hungarian Championship, as they were required to enter their second team in the Erste Bank Junior League. They did not directly inform the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation of their decision. This led to angst, however, the club still participated in the Hungarian Cup.

Achievements[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated September 11, 2014.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
38 Canada Banham, FrankFrank Banham RW R 39 2012 Calahoo, Alberta, Canada
10 Hungary Bartalis, IstvánIstván Bartalis C L 24 2014 Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
12 Hungary Benk, AndrásAndrás Benk LW L 27 2007 Budapest, Hungary
4 Sweden Ejdepalm, JohanJohan Ejdepalm D L 32 2014 Uppsala, Sweden
36 Hungary Erdély, CsanádCsanád Erdély C L 18 2013 Dunaújváros, Hungary
2 Hungary Hetényi, PéterPéter Hetényi D L 23 2011 Budapest, Hungary
29 Hungary Hetényi, ZoltánZoltán Hetényi G L 26 2013 Budapest, Hungary
71 Hungary Kiss, DánielDániel Kiss D R 23 2013 Dunaújváros, Hungary
9 Hungary Kocsis, FerencFerenc Kocsis C L 19 2013 Mór, Hungary
61 Hungary Koger, DánielDániel Koger RW L 25 2014 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
21 Hungary Kovács, CsabaCsaba Kovács LW L 30 2002 Budapest, Hungary
75 United States LoVecchio, JeffJeff LoVecchio LW L 29 2014 Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
United States Macias, RayRay Macias D R 28 2014 Long Beach, California, United States
82 Hungary Magosi, BálintBálint Magosi RW R 25 2011 Dunaújváros, Hungary
13 United States Marino, BrandonBrandon Marino RW R 28 2014 Riverside, California, United States
5 Hungary Nemes, BenjáminBenjámin Nemes C L 21 2013 Budapest, Hungary
26 Hungary Németh, AttilaAttila Németh RW L 22 2011 Budapest, Hungary
57 Hungary Orbán, AttilaAttila Orbán D L 24 2010 Szekszárd, Hungary
31 Hungary Rajna, MiklósMiklós Rajna G L 23 2012 Dunaújváros, Hungary
20 Hungary Reiter, AttilaAttila Reiter D L 20 2013 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
31 United States Robinson, JoshJosh Robinson G L 24 2014 Frankenmuth, Michigan, United States
55 Canada Sarauer, AndrewAndrew Sarauer C L 30 2013 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
88 Hungary Sárpátki, Tamás-RóbertTamás-Róbert Sárpátki RW R 19 2013 Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
81 Hungary Sikorčin, LadislavLadislav Sikorčin C R 29 2011 Ilava, Slovakia
28 Hungary Szabo, Pál KrisztiánPál Krisztián Szabo RW L 18 2014 Gyergyószentmiklós, Romania
6 Hungary Szirányi, BenceBence Szirányi D R 26 2013 Budapest, Hungary
32 Hungary Tokaji, ViktorViktor Tokaji D L 37 2007 Dunaújváros, Hungary
22 Hungary Tóth, GergõGergõ Tóth LW L 21 2012 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
15 Hungary Varga, ArnoldArnold Varga D L 22 2011 Dunaújváros, Hungary
16 Hungary Vincze, PéterPéter Vincze C R 19 2013 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
62 United States Wehrs, KevinKevin Wehrs D L 26 2014 Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
Staff
Title STAFF MEMBER
Head Coach Rob Pallin
Asst. Coach Tamas Sille
Team Doctor Dr. Ernö Majzik

Head Coaches[edit]

  • Hungary József Kertész 1977–1979
  • Hungary Ambrus Kósa 1979–1981
  • Hungary János Balogh 1981–1983
  • Hungary Antal Palla 1983–1985
  • Hungary Gábor Ocskay senior 1985–1988
  • Hungary Ferenc Lőrincz 1988–1989
  • Hungary Elek Tamás 1989–1991
  • Ukraine Borisz Puskarjov 1996–97
  • Hungary Tibor Kiss 1997–2000
  • Slovakia Jan Jasko 2000–2003
  • Slovakia Branislav Sajban 2003–2004
  • Canada Pat Cortina 2004–2006
  • Czech Republic Karol Dvorak 2006
  • Slovakia Jan Jasko 2006–2008
  • Hungary Lajos Énekes 2008
  • United States Ted Sator 2008–2009
  • Hungary Lajos Énekes 2009
  • Finland Jarmo Tolvanen 2009–2010
  • Sweden Ulf Weinstock 2010–2011
  • Canada Kevin Primeau 2011–2012
  • Czech Republic Jan Neliba 2012–2013
  • Canada Marty Raymond 2013–2014


Retired jerseys[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovenia makes it mark in Austrian playoffs". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Alba Volán Székesfehérvár - Team -Roster". Alba Volán Székesfehérvár. 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Nation mourns hockey heros death". Budapest Times. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

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