HC Lada Togliatti

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Lada
Лада
HC Lada Togliatti Logo.svg
Full name

Hockey Club Lada

  • HC Torpedo
    1976-1989
Founded 1976
Based in Tolyatti
Arena Lada Arena
(capacity: 6,600)
League

KHL
2008-2010, 2014-present

Team colors               
Owner(s) AvtoVAZ
Head coach Russia Igor Zhilinsky
Affiliates Ladya ([Junior Hockey League Division B
Website www.hclada.ru

HC Lada (Russian: ХК Лада) is a Russian professional ice hockey team based in Tolyatti, Russia. They are members of the Kharlamov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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. However, the KHL decided to let the team rejoin the league for the 2014-15 season thanks to their new arena.

History[edit]

July 1976 - team was founded as Torpedo Togliatti;

August 31, 1976 - first exhibition game against Dizelist Penza (final score was 3:3)

1990 - Gennadiy Tsigurov is hired as team coach;

1991 - Lada enters the Highest division of the Soviet ice hockey league;

1993 - Lada loses in the playoffs final and gets its first ever Russian Championships award;

April 1994 - Lada wins Russian Championship becoming a first ever team with non-Moscow origin to achieve such thing;

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 Champion of Russia for its second time;

"Lada is European Cup Champion" poster

December 30th, 1996 - Lada wins European Cup;

April 1997 - after the regular season win, Lada lost playoff final series to Torpedo Yaroslavl;

June 2001 - Peter Vorobiev substitutes Valeriy Postnikov for coach position (1999-2001);

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

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

1 IHL Championship (2): 1994, 1996
1 IHL Cup (1): 1994
1 IIHF Continental Cup (1): 2006
1 European Cup (1): 1996

Runners-up[edit]

2 Russian Super League (2): 1997, 2005
3 Russian Super League (2): 2003, 2004
2 IHL Championship (2): 1993, 1995
2 IHL Cup (2): 1993, 1995
2 European Cup (1): 1994
2 Spengler Cup (1): 1995

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