KHL Sisak

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KHL Sisak
KHL SISAK logo n.jpg
Full name

Klub Hokeja na Ledu Sisak 2010–present

  • HK Sisak 2008-2010
  • HK INA 1972–2008
  • KKHLK Segesta 1965–1972
  • SD Segesta 1952–1965
  • FD Naprijed 1946–1952
  • HAŠK 1938–1942
  • ŠK Slavija 1934–1938
Nickname(s) The Knights
Founded 1934
Based in Sisak, Croatia
Arena Klizalište Zibel
(capacity: 500)
League

Croatian Ice Hockey League 1992–present

Team colors          
Head coach Croatia Željko Kunstl
Captain Croatia Dejan Dejanović
Website www.khl-sisak.hr

KHL Sisak is a Croatian ice hockey team that occasionally plays in the Croatian Ice Hockey Championship. Since the club does not have an indoor arena, its season is very limited. Because of this, and financial reasons, the club doesn't always participate in the national league. For some time the club's name was HK INA Sisak, named after its sponsor, Croatian national oil company INA - Industrija nafte.

History[edit]

The first hockey game was played in Sisak in 1930. It was played between the students of the 7'th High School. Over the years they played partial and irregular matches, mostly between students. Then, at the end 1934 the sports society "Slavia" organized a hockey club. The new Sisak club had its first success at the championship of Yugoslavia in 1937. The players were: Vjenceslav Holubek, Vladimir Berghauer, Želimir Golder, Josip Kovačić, Mate Starčević, Oliver Pötzl, Franjo Knebl, Branko Herlinger and Joža Stampf. At that time, Pötzl and Berghauer were members of the national team. In season 1938/39 the club participated in the Yugoslav league, Croatian division with teams from Zagreb, Karlovac and Varazdin. In 1958 and 1959 Sisak hockey players won the Croatian championship and became members of the Federal League. In 1961 they went on to become Croatian ice hockey champions, formed the club "Segesta", and played their first game against Zagreb's newly formed team "Medveščak". Late in 1971 the Sisak rink "Recreational Center Zibel" was finished and the first international hockey match in Sisak was played between HK Medveščak against Tesla Pardubice from Czech Republic.

Hockey has continued to evolve in Yugoslavia; Sisak was sponsored by the INA oil company and bore their name. "INA" Sisak repeatedly won first place in the second division of the state championships, and appeared in the first division. Through several years of play, with greater or lesser success, Sisak's young hockey players from the club "INA" became the junior Croatian champions in 1979. In the 1980/81 Croatian league season, the youngest "INA" team won the championship. The club prospered until the war in the '90s, and has come back afterwards, slowly picking up pace as circumstances allowed. New generations took over, keeping the oldest Croatian club alive, now known as ice hockey club "Sisak".

Sponsors[edit]

KHL Sisak sponsors include companies such as: Croatia osiguranje and Splitska banka.








Current roster[edit]

Last update: December 23, 2013.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
2 Croatia Augustinović, JosipJosip Augustinović LW L 19
25 Croatia Batnožić, MarkoMarko Batnožić G L 30
18 Croatia Bezuk, ŽeljkoŽeljko Bezuk LW L 41
24 Croatia Dejanović, DejanDejan Dejanović (A) RW R 38
6 Croatia Deletić, MarkoMarko Deletić D L 29
87 Croatia Deletić, MartinMartin Deletić RW R 26
77 Croatia Domitrović, MatijaMatija Domitrović D R 35
7 Croatia Habulin, IvanIvan Habulin RW R 31
17 Croatia Jasić, IvanIvan Jasić LW L 35
4 Croatia Klobučar, DavorDavor Klobučar D L 42
10 Croatia Komljenović, LukaLuka Komljenović LW L 20
14 Croatia Lončar, KristijanKristijan Lončar LW L 32
22 Croatia Lončar, MateoMateo Lončar LW L 32
2 Croatia Lučan, DavorDavor Lučan D R 20
20 Croatia Rončević, BrankoBranko Rončević (C) D L 53
23 Croatia Stančić, IvanIvan Stančić RW R 36
86 Croatia Rožanković, BranimirBranimir Rožanković LW L 24
1 Croatia Vrkljan, DubravkoDubravko Vrkljan G R 35
12 Croatia Zamboni, AntonioAntonio Zamboni RW R 24


References[edit]

  1. ^ "KHL Sisak - Team -Roster". KHL Sisak. Retrieved 2013-12-23.