HDD Olimpija Ljubljana

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HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
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City Ljubljana, Slovenia
League Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
2007–
Slovenian Ice Hockey League
1991–
Yugoslav Hockey League
1937–1991
Founded 1928; 86 years ago (1928) (as SK Ilirija)[1]
Home arena Tivoli Hall
(Capacity: 4,000)
Colors

Green, White, Black

              
Owner(s) Mitja Mejac
General manager Matjaž Sekelj
Head coach Fabian Dahlem
Captain Aleš Mušič
Affiliates HK Olimpija Ljubljana
Website Official website
Franchise history
1929–1942 SK Ilriia
1945–1946 HK Udarnik
1946–1947 HK Triglav
1947–1948 HK Enotnost
1948–1962 HK Ljubljana
1962–2001 HK Olimpija Ljubljana
2001– HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Championships
Slovenian Champions 14 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Yugoslav Champions 13 (1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984)
Active sport clubs of Olimpija
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Football Basketball Handball
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Hockey

Hokejsko Drsalno Društvo Olimpija Ljubljana, commonly referred to as HDD Olimpija or simply Olimpija, is a Slovenian professional ice hockey team that plays in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. They play their home games at the Tivoli Hall in Ljubljana. Olimpija has won 13 Yugoslav championships and 14 Slovenian championships. They won 10 consecutive times from 1995 to 2004.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1928 as SK Ilirija.[1] It was the first club on the territory of Yugoslavia to play organized ice hockey under the Canadian rules. In the 2007–08 season, their first in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, they made it all the way to the Finals, but lost 4 games to 2 against EC Red Bull Salzburg. The current main sponsor (as of 2012) of the team is Telemach, the leading Slovenian provider of cable TV, telephony and broadband internet services.[2]

Club names through history
  • SK Ilrija (1928–1942)
  • HK Udarnik (1946)
  • HK Triglav (1947)
  • HK Enotnost (1948)
  • HK Ljubljana (1949–1961)
  • HK Olimpija Ljubljana (1962–1984)
  • HK Olimpija Kompas (1985–1990)
  • HK Olimpija Hertz (1991–1998)
  • HDD ZM Olimpija (2001–2008)
  • HDD Tilia Olimpija (2008–2012)
  • HDD Telemach Olimpija (2012–)

Arena[edit]

The team play their home matches at the Tivoli Hall complex, a 4,000 all-seated multi-purpose indoor hall in Ljubljana.

Supporters[edit]

The club has two official supporter groups. One is the Ultras group Green Dragons and the other a smaller but more active group called Ledeni Zmaji (Ice Dragons).

Honours[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated September 8, 2014.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
89 Slovenia Berlisk, NejcNejc Berlisk D R 25 2014 Jesenice, Slovenia
9 United States Bishop, HunterHunter Bishop LW L 27 2014 Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
72 Slovenia Čepon, KristjanKristjan Čepon D L 19 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
40 Canada Chiodo, AndyAndy Chiodo G L 31 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 Slovenia Cvetek, IgorIgor Cvetek D L 28 2003 Ljubljana, Slovenia
8 United States Degon, MarvinMarvin Degon D R 31 2014 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
6 Slovenia Groznik, BoštjanBoštjan Groznik D L 32 2002 Brezje, Slovenia
14 Slovenia Hočevar, MatejMatej Hočevar RW R 32 2005 Ljubljana, Slovenia
61 Slovenia Kalan, LukaLuka Kalan C L 21 2014 Kranj, Slovenia
20 Slovenia Koblar, GregorGregor Koblar RW L 21 2013 Jesenice, Slovenia
19 Slovenia Koren, GalGal Koren C L 22 2014 Domžale, Slovenia
12 Slovenia Leber, RokRok Leber C R 22 2014 Maribor, Slovenia
17 Slovenia Logar, MihaMiha Logar D R 19 2014 Kranj, Slovenia
22 United States Medvec, KyleKyle Medvec D L 26 2014 Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
16 Slovenia Mušič, AlešAleš Mušič (C) LW L 32 2000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
93 Slovenia Pesjak, MihaMiha Pesjak LW L 21 2012 Jesenice, Slovenia
11 Slovenia Pešut, ŽigaŽiga Pešut LW L 22 2013 Maribor, Slovenia
23 Slovenia Planko, DavidDavid Planko D R 21 2014 Celje, Slovenia
29 Slovenia Ropret, AnžeAnže Ropret LW R 25 2008 Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 Slovenia Sila, AlešAleš Sila G L 27 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
33 Slovenia Sotlar, JureJure Sotlar RW R 21 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
95 Slovenia Trelc, TomažTomaž Trelc G L 19 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
41 Slovenia Uduč, AljažAljaž Uduč LW L 20 2013 Celje, Slovenia
97 United States White, MattMatt White C L 25 2014 Whittier, California, United States
71 Slovenia Zdešar, JakaJaka Zdešar LW R 21 2012 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Staff
Title STAFF MEMBER
Head Coach Fabian Dahlem
Asst. Coach Bojan Zajc
Team Doctor Dr Andrej Gadžijev

Team captains (since 1988)[edit]


Former NHL players, who played for Olimpija[edit]


Head Coaches (since 1989)[edit]

  • Soviet Union Nikolai Ladygin, 1989–1990
  • Soviet Union Alexander Astashev, 1990–1991
  • Slovenia Štefan Seme, 1991–1992
  • Czech Republic Peter Janoš, 1992–1993
  • United States Brad Buetow, 1993–1994
  • Slovenia Pavle Kavčič, 1994–1995, 1995–1996, 1996–1997
  • Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj, 1997–1998, 1998–1999
  • Canada Bud Stefanski, 1998–1999
  • Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj, 1999–2000
  • Slovenia Marjan Gorenc, 2000–2001, 2001–2002
  • United States Chris Imes, 2002–2003
  • Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj, 2003–2004, 2004–2005
  • Slovenia Andrej Brodnik, 2005–2006
  • Russia Ildar Rahmatullin, 2006–2007, 2007–2008
  • United States Mike Posma, 2007–2008, 2008–2009
  • Canada Randy Edmonds, 2008–2009
  • Slovenia Bojan Zajc, 2008–2009
  • Canada France Dany Gelinas, 2009–2010
  • Finland Hannu Järvenpää, 2009–2012
  • Finland Heikki Mälkiä, 2012–2012
  • Slovenia Bojan Zajc, 2012–2014
  • Slovenia Ivo Jan, 2014
  • Germany Fabian Dahlem, 2014–


Retired numbers[edit]

  • 24 - Tomaž Vnuk, C, 1987–2009[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HDD Telemach Olimpija" (in Slovene). hokej.si. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Telemach reach sports agreement with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana". Telemach. 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  3. ^ "HDD Olimpija Ljubljana - Team -Roster". HDD Olimpija Ljubljana. 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  4. ^ "Vnuks jersey retired at Tivoli". Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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