HC Dinamo Minsk

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Dinamo-Minsk
Дина́мо-Минск
Hcdinamo-minsk logo.png
Full name HC Dinamo-Minsk
Nickname(s) Bisons
Founded 2003
Based in Minsk
Arena Minsk-Arena
(capacity: 15,086)
League

KHL 2008-present

Division Bobrov
Conference Western
Team colors               
Owner(s) Belarus BFSO Dinamo
GM Belarus Vladimir Berezhkov
Head coach Slovakia Ľubomír Pokovič
Captain Belarus Alexei Kalyuzhny
Affiliates Dinamo-Shinnik (MHL)
Website HC Dinamo-Minsk

Hockey Club Dinamo-Minsk (Russian: Дина́мо-Минск; Belarusian: Дынама-Мінск, Dynama-Minsk) is an ice hockey team based in Minsk, Belarus. They are members of the Bobrov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Dinamo has qualified for the KHL playoffs (Gagarin Cup) twice, during the 2010–11 KHL season and the 2011–12 KHL season.

Alexei Kalyuzhny is the current captain of the team, with his alternates being Dmitri Meleshko and Vladimir Denisov.

History[edit]

The origins of the club begin in 1966, where the original Dinamo played 5 seasons in the Soviet Top Ice Hockey League, with its highest finish being 10th place in the 1989/90 season. Dinamo was renamed as Tivali Minsk in 1993 and four times became a champion of the Belarusian Championship in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 2000. Tivali was disbanded in 2000. Dinamo was founded in 2003, taking the name of the historic club, and won champion title and Belarus Cup twice.

On March 26, 2008, the KHL confirmed the Belarusian club's inclusion in the Bobrov Division. Dinamo-Minsk started to play on the ice of Minsk Palace of Sports and was relocated to the newly built Minsk-Arena in December 2009. The first head coach of the Belarusian club was Paul Gardner, who was dismissed until the championship had begun. The next one became Jim Hughes, a protégé of previous Belarus national team head coach Curt Fraser. But after the first twelve games the team came down next to the last place and soon Jim Hughes was dismissed. New vacancy was taken by Russian specialist Vasili Spiridonov whose efforts were not enough to raise Dinamo-Minsk from the bottom of the tournament table. The club became the 22nd out of 24 teams.

The next season team began under command of Glen Hanlon, who brought the Belarus national team to the sixth place at WC2006 in Riga. The team roster was fulfilled with world famous players Ville Peltonen and Ossi Väänänen, also one of best the Belarus goalkeepers Andrei Mezin was employed by HC Dinamo-Minsk. Season of 2009/2010 was alike to the previous. Team hadn't showed good result and Glen Hanlon was substituted by head coach of HK Homiel. Dinamo-Minsk finished at the 17th spot in the KHL, while missing the play-offs, but still managed to win Spengler Cup under the guidance of Alexander Andrievsky.

Season 2010/2011 became the best season in KHL history of Dinamo-Minsk. The new head coach of the team became Marek Sýkora. Sýkora is widely thought as one of the best coaches of Kontinental Hockey League. He brought Metallurg Magnitogorsk to the final games in 2005 and a rookie of the KHL Avtomobilist to KHL play-offs in 2010. Dinamo-Minsk under his command managed not only to get into the play-offs, but stayed in one step from the Western Conference semi-finals when Lokomotiv prevailed in the decisive game seven of the series. Also Dinamo-Minsk was named the most attended club in the KHL after the 2010-2011 season.

The new season of Dinamo-Minsk was to have begun on September 8, 2011 versus Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. However, on September 7, 2011, a plane carrying the Lokomotiv team to the game in Minsk crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all of the team's roster. Four days later, a memorial ceremony took place at the Minsk-Arena, with all Minsk players paying tributes to each one of the victims.

Arenas[edit]

Dinamo called Minsk Sports Palace as their home until they moved to the new Minsk-Arena in 2010.

Honors[edit]

Simple cup icon.svg Champions[edit]

Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus

Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic BSSR

Flag of Europe.svg Europe

Runners-up[edit]

Season-by-season KHL record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 12 34 2 49 124 197 6th, Bobrov Yaroslav Chupris (25 points: 9 G, 16 A; 52 GP) Did not qualify
2009–10 56 17 31 0 65 139 164 6th, Bobrov Geoff Platt (44 points: 26 G, 18 A; 56 GP) Did not qualify
2010–11 54 17 22 2 74 150 155 4th, Tarasov Konstantin Glazachev (35 points: 12 G, 23 A; 52 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 4-3 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2011–12 54 21 20 3 83 158 148 4th, Tarasov Teemu Laine (42 points: 20 G, 22 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 4-0 (Dynamo Moscow)
2012–13 52 18 23 3 71 125 148 5th, Tarasov Tim Stapleton (40 points: 24 G, 16 A; 52 GP) Did not qualify

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 31, 2014.[1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
55 United States Bailen, NickNick Bailen D R 25 2014 Fredonia, New York, USA
18 Canada Cheechoo, JonathanJonathan Cheechoo RW R 34 2014 Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada
86 Belarus Chernook, PavelPavel Chernook D L 28 2010 Novopolotsk, Belorussian SSR
13 Belarus Drozd, SergeiSergei Drozd C L 24 2010 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
10 Canada Ellison, MattMatt Ellison RW R 31 2014 Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
12 Belarus Filichkin, AndreiAndrei Filichkin D L 27 2013 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
91 Belarus Gavrus, ArturArtur Gavrus RW L 20 2013 Racičy, Belarus
89 Belarus Goroshko, OlegOleg Goroshko D R 25 2011 Grodno, Belorussian SSR
30 Norway Haugen, LarsLars Haugen G L 27 2011 Oslo, Norway
17 Belarus Kalyuzhny, AlexeiAlexei Kalyuzhny (C) C L 37 2013 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
70 Belarus Kaznadey, IlyaIlya Kaznadey D L 25 2013 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
77 Belarus Kitarov, AlexanderAlexander Kitarov C L 27 2011 Novopolotsk, Belorussian SSR
25 Czech Republic Krajicek, LukasLukas Krajicek D L 31 2011 Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
11 Belarus Kulakov, AlexanderAlexander Kulakov RW L 31 2014 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
7 Belarus Linglet, CharlesCharles Linglet LW L 32 2014 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
14 Belarus Lisovets, EvgenyEvgeny Lisovets D L 20 2013 Grodno, Belarus
28 Ukraine Materukhin, AleksanderAleksander Materukhin LW R 33 2014 Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
19 Belarus Meleshko, DmitryDmitry Meleshko (A) RW R 32 2009 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
40 Belarus Milchakov, DmitryDmitry Milchakov G L 28 2013 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
47 Belarus Nogachev, EvgenyEvgeny Nogachev D L 23 2010 Minsk, Belarus
71 Belarus Pavlovich, AlexanderAlexander Pavlovich W L 26 2011 Grodno, Belorussian SSR
81 Czech Republic Protasenja, AnatolyAnatoly Protasenja F L 24 2011 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
93 Belarus Shelepnyov, YanYan Shelepnyov G L 21 2010 Mogilev, Belarus
8 Belarus Shinkevich, IlyaIlya Shinkevich D L 25 2013 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
81 Slovakia Svarny, IvanIvan Svarny D L 30 2014 Nitra, Czechoslovakia
38 Canada Szczechura, PaulPaul Szczechura C R 29 2014 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
16 United States Vesce, RyanRyan Vesce C R 32 2014 Lloyd Harbor, New York, USA
21 Belarus Zakharov, KonstantinKonstantin Zakharov RW R 29 2013 Minsk, Belorussian SSR


Franchise scoring leaders (KHL)[edit]

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history while being a KHL club. Figures are updated after each completed KHL regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; bold = current Dinamo player

Franchise records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

  • Most goals in a playoff season: Geoff Platt, 4 (2010–11)
  • Most assists in a playoff season: Peter Podhradský, 6 (2010–11)
  • Most points in a playoff season: Peter Podhradský, 8 (2010–11)
  • Most penalty minutes in a playoff season: Jordan Henry, 33 (2010–11)
  • Most points in a playoff season, defenseman: Peter Podhradský, 8 (2010–11)
  • Most points in a game, playoff: 3, shared by 5 players

Hat-tricks[edit]

  1. Dmitry Meleshko, 11-21-2010 at Metallurg Magnitogorsk - needed 43.26 to complete the feat[7]
  2. Zbyněk Irgl, 11-22-2011 at Barys Astana - needed 31.48 to complete the feat[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dinamo Minsk Team Roster" (in Russian). www.dinamo.by. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Dinamo Minsk team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Dynamo Moscow - Dinamo Minsk boxscore". KHL official site. 
  4. ^ "Dinamo Minsk - Lada Togliatti boxscore". KHL official site. 
  5. ^ "Dinamo Minsk - Vityaz Chekhov boxscore". KHL official site. 
  6. ^ "Dinamo Minsk - Ak Bars Kazan boxscore". KHL official site. 
  7. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk - Dinamo Minsk boxscore". KHL official site. 
  8. ^ "Barys Astana - Dinamo Minsk boxscore". KHL official site. 

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