HC Lada Togliatti
Hockey Club Lada
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|Head coach||Sergey Svetlov|
|Affiliates||Ladya Togliatti (MHL)|
Due to a lack of a satisfactory arena the KHL expelled the team. The team dropped one level to the Supreme Hockey League (VHL) for the 2010–11 season. They were allowed to rejoin the KHL for the 2014-15 season after the opening of the Lada Arena.
- July 1976 - team was founded as Torpedo Togliatti.
- August 31, 1976 - first exhibition game against Dizelist Penza (final score was 3:3)
- 1990 - Gennady Tsygurov is hired as team coach.
- 1991 - Lada enters the Highest division of the Soviet Championship League.
- 1993 - Lada loses in the playoffs final and gets its first ever Russian Championships award;
- April 1994 - Lada wins the International Hockey League's Russian Championship, becoming the first-ever team with non-Moscow origin to win the then-IHL Cup
- December 1994 - European Cup debut; silver medals won;
- April 1995 - Lada wins silver awards of Russian Championship.
- December 1995 - Lada becomes a vice-champion of Spengler Cup after a loss in Final game to Canadian national team;
- April 1996 - Lada becomes a Russian Championship winner for its second time.
- December 30th, 1996 - Lada wins European Cup;
- April 1997 - after the regular season win, Lada lost playoff final series to Torpedo Yaroslavl;
- 1999 - Valeriy Postnikov relieves Gennady Tsygurov.
- July 18, 2001 - Valeriy Postnikov quits team after having "attacks aimed at me by the media." As a result of Postnikov's departure, Peter Vorobiev assumes head coaching role.
- April 2003 - Lada beats Avangard Omsk in third place series, receiving a bronze award of Russian Superleague;
- April 2004 - Lada wins bronze medals;
- April 2005 - playoff finals loss to Dynamo Moscow, Lada receives silver medals.
- November 2005 - due to financial troubles, 16 players leave the team. To continue regular season, Lada management uses the players from reserve team;
- January 2006 - Lada becomes first ever Russian team to win the IIHF Continental Cup;
- May 2006 - Anatoly Emelin signs as a new Lada coach
- 2011 - Gennady Tsygurov rejoins the team as Head Coach, remaining with the team until 2013.
- http://www.russianhockey.us/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000764 Media Attacks Force Lada Coach To Quit, July 18, 2001
- "The Team of Lada". Lada Togliatti. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
- "Lada Togliatti roster". Kontinental Hockey League. Retrieved 2014-07-27.