Alba Volán Székesfehérvár
|SAPA Fehérvár AV19|
|League||Országos Bajnokság I
Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
|Home arena||Ifjabb Ocskay Gábor Ice Hall
|General manager||Blanka Elekes Szentágotai|
|Head coach||Rob Pallin|
|Website||Alba Volán Hockey|
|1960–1998||Székesfehérvári Volán SC|
|2007–2009||Alba Volánbusz Székesfehérvár|
|2009–||SAPA Fehérvár AV19|
|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.
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.
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.
- Hungarian Championship:
- IIHF Continental Cup:
- Third place (1) : 2005
Updated September 11, 2014.
|Head Coach||Rob Pallin|
|Asst. Coach||Tamas Sille|
|Team Doctor||Dr. Ernö Majzik|
- József Kertész 1977–1979
- Ambrus Kósa 1979–1981
- János Balogh 1981–1983
- Antal Palla 1983–1985
- Gábor Ocskay senior 1985–1988
- Ferenc Lőrincz 1988–1989
- Elek Tamás 1989–1991
- Borisz Puskarjov 1996–97
- Tibor Kiss 1997–2000
- Jan Jasko 2000–2003
- Branislav Sajban 2003–2004
- Pat Cortina 2004–2006
- Karol Dvorak 2006
- Jan Jasko 2006–2008
- Lajos Énekes 2008
- Ted Sator 2008–2009
- Lajos Énekes 2009
- Jarmo Tolvanen 2009–2010
- Ulf Weinstock 2010–2011
- Kevin Primeau 2011–2012
- Jan Neliba 2012–2013
- Marty Raymond 2013–2014
- 25 Balázs Kangyal, born 1969, number retired January 27. 2009
- 19 Gábor Ocskay, 1983–2009, number retired April 1. 2009
- 24 Krisztián Palkovics, born 1975, number retired September 7. 2012
- "Slovenia makes it mark in Austrian playoffs". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
- "Alba Volán Székesfehérvár - Team -Roster". Alba Volán Székesfehérvár. 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "Nation mourns hockey heros death". Budapest Times. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- (English) Official Club Website
- (Hungarian) Official Club Website
- Club profile on the official site of Erste Bank Eishockey Liga