HC MVD

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HC MVD
HC MVD Logo.png
Full name

HK MVD

  • THK Tver 1999-2004
  • SKA MVO 1961-99
  • SKA Kalinin 1952-61
  • Spartak Kalinin 1949-52
Nickname(s) "Militiaman"
Founded 1949
Dissolved 2010
Based in Balashikha, Moscow, Russia
Arena Balashikha Arena
(capacity: 6000)
League

KHL 2008-2010

Division Tarasov Division
Conference Western
Team colors                    
Owner(s) Russia MVD
Website www.hcmvd.dynamo.ru

HC MVD (Russian: ХК МВД) was a professional ice hockey club based in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Russia. They were members of the Tarasov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League. They are best known for winning the silver medal in the KHL backstopped by all star goaltender Michael Garnett in 2010. The team merged with Dynamo Moscow to form UHC Dynamo after the 2009–10 season.

The junior team of UHC Dynamo playing in the Minor Hockey League during the 2011–12 season is named HC MVD and plays in Balashikha.

History[edit]

MVD Moscow Oblast was founded in 1949 as Spartak Kalinin, and adopted its last name, MVD, in 2004 as part of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and their move to Podolsk. In the same year, they qualified for the Russian Hockey Super League play-off for the first time, losing to Ak Bars Kazan in a hard-fought series. In 2007 they moved again (this time to Balashikha) for the KHL size arena.

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