HK Liepājas Metalurgs

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For the football club see FK Liepājas Metalurgs
HK Liepājas Metalurgs
Full name HK Liepājas Metalurgs
Founded 1997
Dissolved 2013
Based in Liepāja
Arena Olimpiskā ledus halle
(capacity: 1,200)
League BXL 2004-2013
LHL 1997-2013
MHL B 2012-2013
Team colors               
Website http://www.skliepajasmetalurgs.lv/

HK Liepājas Metalurgs was a hockey club based in Liepāja, Latvia that fielded multiple teams over the years competing in the Belarusian Extraliga (BXL), Latvian Hockey League (LHL), and Minor Hockey League Division B (MHL B). The club was dissolved following the conclusion of the 2012-13 season when primary sponsor, industrial company Liepājas Metalurgs, discontinued support for the club.

Beginning with the 2014-15 LHL season, a new club in Liepāja has been formed and currently simply goes by the name Liepāja.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1997. In 1998 their current home arena - Olimpiskā ledus halle was built. Season set out to create a professional hockey team, which would serve as an example and should aim to be pursued for young hockey players.

As of now, Liepājas Metalurgs has won six (1998/99, 1999/00, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2007/2008, 2008/2009) Latvian champion titles, twice losing in the league finals (2000/01, 2005/06) and has claimed the third spot another three times (2003/04, 2004/05, 2006/07). Six times the team played the Eastern European Hockey League, which Metalurgs managed to win in 2002.

In 2010 club became an affiliate of Dinamo Riga, allowing the KHL club to send up to five players to Liepāja.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated January 26, 2012.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
4 Lithuania Alisauskas, NeriusNerius Alisauskas D R 23 2008-09 Elektrenai, Lithuania
48 Latvia Alksnis, RegnārsRegnārs Alksnis D L 26 2011-12 Talsi, Latvia
Latvia Apelis, EdgarsEdgars Apelis D R 25 2011-12 Daugavpils, Latvia
95 Latvia Bajarūns, LaurisLauris Bajarūns F R 25 2009-10 Ventspils, Latvia
43 Latvia Birziņš, RičardsRičards Birziņš D R 25 2011-12 Rīga, Latvia
8 Latvia Brancis, EdgarsEdgars Brancis (A) F L 29 2009-10 Rīga, Latvia
44 Latvia Bruders, GatisGatis Bruders D L 23 2010-11
80 Latvia Demiters, RenārsRenārs Demiters D L 28 2009-10 Rīga, Latvia
21 Latvia Diļevka, MārisMāris Diļevka LW L 22 2006-07 Rīga, Latvia
99 Latvia Dmitrijevs, IvansIvans Dmitrijevs F 22 2011-12 Rīga, Latvia
3 Latvia Feldmanis, VentsVents Feldmanis (C) D L 37 2007-08 Jūrmala, Latvia
22 Latvia Gipters, MārtiņšMārtiņš Gipters D L 25 2011-12 Rīga, Latvia
1 Latvia Grīnvalds, NaurisNauris Grīnvalds G L 24 2006-07
70 Latvia Indrašis, MiksMiks Indrašis RW L 24 2011-12 Rīga, Latvia
9 Latvia Kaļinovskis, RegnārsRegnārs Kaļinovskis F L 21 2011-12
90 Latvia Kalniņš, JānisJānis Kalniņš G L 23 2007-08 Limbaži, Latvia
87 Latvia Kalns, EgīlsEgīls Kalns LW R 23 2007-08 Liepāja, Latvia
2 Latvia Liepiņš, KārlisKārlis Liepiņš D L 24 2006-07
20 Latvia Maļinovskis, RihardsRihards Maļinovskis F 24 2011-12
91 Latvia Mickevičs, ArtursArturs Mickevičs LW R 23 2011-12 Talsi, Latvia
5 Latvia Siksna, EdgarsEdgars Siksna D R 21 2009-10
87 Latvia Skvorcovs, GunārsGunārs Skvorcovs (A) RW L 24 2008-09 Saldus, Latvia
23 Latvia Straupe, JānisJānis Straupe C L 25 2011-12 Rīga, Latvia
71 Latvia Tiļļa, TomsToms Tiļļa F R 24 2011-12 Liepāja, Latvia
7 Latvia Tūbelis, RaimondsRaimonds Tūbelis D R 23 2006-07 Liepāja, Latvia
15 Lithuania Verenis, PovilasPovilas Verenis F R 24 2011-12 Elektrenai, Lithuania
33 Latvia Vilkoits, RaimondsRaimonds Vilkoits C L 24 2011-12 Liepāja, Latvia
19 Belarus Voronin, SergeiSergei Voronin F L 29 2011-12 Minsk, Belarusian SSR
11 Latvia Zabis, BrunoBruno Zabis F L 23 2006-07 Liepāja, Latvia
71 Latvia Zeltiņš, TomsToms Zeltiņš F L 28 2008-09 Rīga, Latvia
85 Latvia Žurkovs, NikolajsNikolajs Žurkovs G L 23 2011-12 Rīga, Latvia


Retired numbers[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 

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