HC Košice

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HC Košice
HC Kosice logo.jpg
City Košice, Slovakia
League Slovak Extraliga
Founded 1962 as Dukla Košice (1962 as Dukla Košice)
Home arena Steel Aréna
(capacity 8,378)
Colours darkblue, white, orange
              
General manager Slovakia Juraj Bakoš
Head coach Slovakia Anton Tomko
Captain Slovakia Martin Štrbák

Website
www.hckosice.sk

Hockey Club Košice is a professional ice hockey team playing in the Slovak Extraliga and is one of the most successful hockey teams in Slovakia and the former Czechoslovakia. The team is nicknamed Oceliari, it means Steelers in English.

History[edit]

The club existed since 1962, when it was established as an army hockey team named TJ Dukla Košice. At that time, there were two weak regional ice hockey clubs in Košice. The new club was pretty mighty and within two years it joined the Supreme Czechoslovak League.

In 1966 Dukla accepted a new name TJ VSŽ Košice. Twenty years later, in 1986, the club became, for the first time, the Ice Hockey Champion of Czechoslovakia (beat HC Dukla Jihlava in finals). In 1988, TJ VSŽ Košice obtained its second lead - in finals beat HC Sparta Prague. At that time, the team of VSŽ Košice was the second best ice hockey team in Europe after legendary CSKA Moscow (The European Cup 1987 and 1989).

Former logo of HC Košice (until 1998)

In 1992, the federal Czechoslovak parliament decided to split country into two independent states – the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as of January 1, 1993. As a Slovak team, VSŽ Košice became a member of Supreme Slovak Hockey Ligue – Slovak Extraliga, and in the next years obtained three titles of Slovak hockey champion.

In 1998, the club changed name again. Hockey Club (HC) Košice removed to Lokomotíva Košice Stadium because of the Steel Aréna – Košice‘s L. Troják Stadium construction. The new home arena of HC Košice was open on February 24, 2006. It is named in honour of the general sponsor of HC Košice – the U. S. Steel Košice (a member of the United States Steel Corporation, U.S.A.) and legendary Košice‘s ice hockey player Ladislav Troják.

2009 Slovnaft Extraliga champions beating HK 36 Skalica 4–2 with Košice goaltender Július Hudáček saving Skalica's legend Žigmund Pálffy three shots in the shootout of the sixth game to secure victory.

2010 Slovnaft Extraliga Champions for the 2nd year in a row and the 5th time in total, beating HC Slovan Bratislava 4-2. Július Hudáček was again the hero of the final series with save after save, although the final goal was fittingly scored by Vlado Dravecký.

2011 Slovnaft Extraliga Champions for the 3rd year in a row (the first "golden hat trick" in the Slovnaft Extraliga history) and the 6th time in total, beating HK Poprad 4-1 in finals. Július Hudáček again was the player of the series along with captain Peter Bartos.

3 May 2011 - Rostislav Čada resigns as manager to join Avangard Omsk in the KHL.

2012 Košice lost 4-3 in games in the Play Off final Against Slovan, due to an extra time goal from Libor Hudacek, brother of Kosice's former goalie.

2013 Košice qualify for their 6th finals in a row where they played Zvolen, finally losing 4-1. Although scoring as many goals during the final series and winners Zvolen.

2014 Košice win the Slovak championship for the seventh time. Košice beat Nitra 4-3 after winning the seventh final game 6-0 at the Steel Arena.


Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last seven seasons completed by HC Košice. Code explanation; GP—Games played, W—Wins, OTW—Overtime wins, OTW—Overtime losses, L—Losses, GF—Goals for, GA—Goals against, Pts—Points. Top Scorer: Points (Goals+Assists)

Season League Regular season Post season results Top scorer (regular season)
Finish GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
2007–08 Extraliga 2nd 54 31 5 5 13 188 127 103 Lost in finals, 3–4 (HC Slovan Bratislava) Slovakia J. Faith 52 (23+29)
2008–09 Extraliga 1st 56 37 6 3 10 232 131 126 Won Slovak Championship, 4–2 (HK 36 Skalica) Slovakia R. Huna 72 (31+41)
2009–10 Extraliga 3rd 47 24 3 3 17 179 126 81 Won Slovak Championship, 4–2 (HC Slovan Bratislava) Slovakia R. Huna 49 (24+25)
2010–11 Extraliga 1st 57 38 10 3 6 217 102 137 Won Slovak Championship, 4–1 (HK Poprad) Slovakia P. Bartoš 53 (23+30)
2011–12 Extraliga 1st 55 35 2 1 17 191 130 110 Lost in finals, 3–4 (HC Slovan Bratislava) Slovakia M. Zálešák 47 (15+32)
2012–13 Extraliga 2nd 56 32 4 5 15 214 138 109 Lost in finals, 1-4 (HKm Zvolen) Slovakia R. Jenčík 66 (23+43)
2013–14 Extraliga 1st 56 39 4 0 13 174 98 125 Won Slovak Championship, 4–3 (HK Nitra) Slovakia P. Bartoš 47 (14+33)

Achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Slovak Championship (7):

Czechoslovak Championship (2):

1. SNHL (1):

  • 1963–64

International[edit]

IIHF European Champions Cup

IIHF Continental Cup

Current roster[edit]

Updated May 10, 2013.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
11 Slovakia Boltun, PeterPeter Boltun C L 21 2012
51 Slovakia Hindos, MatejMatej Hindos C L 20 2012
28 Slovakia Cebák, JurajJuraj Cebák D R 31 2012 Prievidza, Czechoslovakia
0 Slovakia Cernak, ErikErik Cernak D R 17 2011 Kosice, Slovakia
7 Slovakia Strbak, MartinMartin Strbak D R 39 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia
26 Slovakia Chovan, MartinMartin Chovan D R 27 2011 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
24 Slovakia Chovan, MatúšMatúš Chovan C L 22 2010
18 Slovakia Deyl, RadekRadek Deyl D L 24 2008 Košice, Czechoslovakia
16 Slovakia Gmitter, OndrejOndrej Gmitter C L 26 2009 Prešov, Czechoslovakia
35 Czech Republic Hylák, AlexandrAlexandr Hylák G L 30 2011 Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
25 Slovakia Jenčík, RichardRichard Jenčík RW L 29 2003 Košice, Czechoslovakia
8 Slovakia Jokeľ, OliverOliver Jokeľ C L 22 2010 Košice, Czechoslovakia
6 Slovakia Kolba, MarekMarek Kolba (C) D L 34 2011 Poprad, Czechoslovakia
20 Slovakia Macejko, MiroslavMiroslav Macejko D L 22 2012
65 Slovakia Marcinko, TomášTomáš Marcinko (A) RW R 26 2012 Poprad, Czechoslovakia
29 Slovakia Matis, MatúšMatúš Matis RW R 21 2012 Košice, Slovakia
27 Slovakia Novák, MichalMichal Novák D R 32 2011 Skalica, Czechoslovakia
22 Slovakia Pašek, DušanDušan Pašek C L 29 2010 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
2 Slovakia Riečický, DominikDominik Riečický G L 22 2012 Košice, Czechoslovakia
85 Slovakia Slovák, MarekMarek Slovák C R 25 2012 Nitra, Czechoslovakia
44 Slovakia Spilar, GabrielGabriel Spilar RW R 33 2011 Košice, Czechoslovakia
10 Slovakia Takáč, MilanMilan Takáč D L 29 2012 Košice, Czechoslovakia
82 Czech Republic Šeda, MichalMichal Šeda D L 31 2009 Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
43 Slovakia Bartoš, PeterPeter Bartoš F L 40 2013 Martin, Czechoslovakia
12 Slovakia Bicek, JiříJiří Bicek F L 35 2013 Kosice, Czechoslovakia
23 Slovakia Cerik, MatejMatej Cerik F L 26 2013 , Slovakia
98 Slovakia Sojcik, PeterPeter Sojcik F L 27 2013 , Slovakia
88 Slovakia Konecny, RadislavRadislav Konecny F L 36 2013 , Slovakia
80 Slovakia Hrnka, TomasTomas Hrnka F L 22 2013 , Slovakia


NHL alumni[edit]

This is a list of players who grew up in the HC Košice organization and then played at least one NHL game.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Pos NHL Teams GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Nagy, LadislavLadislav Nagy LW Blues, Coyotes, Stars, Kings 435 115 196 311 +35 358
Svatoš, MarekMarek Svatoš RW Avalanche, Predators, Senators 344 100 72 172 -4 217
Bicek, JiříJiří Bicek LW Devils 62 6 7 13 +6 29
Marinčin, MartinMartin Marinčin* D Oilers 2 0 0 0 0 2
Jurčo, TomášTomáš Jurčo* RW Red Wings 1 0 0 0 0 0

GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average; MIN = Minutes on ice

Player Pos NHL Teams GP W L OTL Sv% GAA MIN
Staňa, RastislavRastislav Staňa G Capitals 6 1 2 - .890 3.13 211

* still NHL active players (Last updated: 16 December 2013).

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012-13 Roster" (in Slovak). http://www.hckosice.sk. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 

External links[edit]