|Based In||Oskemen, Kazakhstan|
|Arena||Boris Alexandrov Sport Palace
|Team Colors||Navy, White, Yellow
|Head Coach||Vladimir Plyushev|
Hockey Club Kazzinc-Torpedo (Kazakh: Казцинк-Торпедо хоккей клубы) is a professional ice hockey team based in Oskemen, Kazakhstan. They compete in the Higher Hockey League. Kazzinc-Torpedo is the most crowned Kazakhstan team, with 13 championship wins.
The Torpedo were founded by Nikolay Konyakhin in 1955. Konyakhin was a former ice hockey player and he had experience of playing for a youth team of the Moscow region. Father and son Konaykhin's have initiated the foundation of the amateur team at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant. Ice Hockey was a new kind of sport for the factory guys and they started to train and play on the ice of Ulba River in winter. By that time, the factory workers were avtively playing football and bandy. Both teams were calling Torpedo. The new hockey team was named Torpedo, too.
In 1957, they firstly participated at the Kazakh SSR Hockey Championship in Alma-Ata. Also, it was the first official tournament for Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk. They won silver medals at this championship. It was first and last silver medals at the National Championships, because next years they were unbeaten before the 1964.
In 1964, Torpedo debuted at the Soviet Hockey League's Class B. The team coached by Olympic medalist and multiple champion of USSR Yuri Baulin. His management led to promotion to Soviet Hockey League's Class A2. In 1966-67 season, they were runners-up and lost only to Avtomobilist Sverdlovsk.
In 1977, Torpedo relegated to Soviet Hockey League's Class A3. However, three years later they have returned to Class A2 Division. That team has coached by Valentin Grigoriev and formed only by own hockey school graduates. In the early 1980th, team headed by local coach Victor Semykin. Young manager has gathered new powerful squad. Team have included the most famous local graduate Boris Alexandrov, who returned from CSKA Moscow to hometown. He has become famous all over the world after his competing at the Super Series '76 with the team CSKA Moscow and scored against New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. In 1986, erupted a conflict between Semykin and players and Semykin was sacked. Further, team management have assigned Vladimir Goltze, as a new head coach. He has promoted the team to Soviet Hockey League's Class A. It was the team's first experience in its history. It is noteworthy, Boris Alexandrov was the best goalscorer at the first round of championships. However, it's not helped to gain a foothold and they relegated to Class A2 Division, again. One season later, they have returned to highest division. Next years, they competed at the highest Class A Division three seasons in a row, before the Soviet Union collapse.
After the dissolution of the USSR, the team kept up much of its momentum, despite losing many of its players and coaches to Russian teams. From 1992 to 1996, Torpedo competed at the International Hockey League, which replaced Soviet Hockey League. In 1993, Torpedo joined the newly created Kazakhstan Hockey Championship, where they would play in parallel to their participation in International Hockey League. In 1992-93 season, they qualified to play-off, but lost to SKA Saint Petersburg in preliminary round. The team had big financial problems and the Ulba Metallurgical Plant was unable to sponsor them. In 1994, team renamed to Altai-Torpedo, because went to private property. Vladimir Goltze was fired and Boris Alexandrov replaced him. Alexandrov combined his coaching duties with playing role. He led to victory at the Rudi Hiti Summer League in 1994. In 1994-95 season, Altai-Torpedo achieved the play-off's, but lost to Krylya Sovetov Moscow in preliminary round again. In 1996, International Hockey League was disbanded.
In 1996, Altai-Torpedo was admitted into the Russian hockey system. Altai-Torpedo have started to compete at the Russian Major League, the second highest level after Russian Superleague. In 1998, Kazakhstan national ice hockey team competed at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano. The team was entirely consisted of Kazzinc-Torpedo players and coached by Boris Alexandrov. The journalists called them «The team of one locker room». It was unexpected result for many people, when they ranked first at the groupe stage after defeating Italy and Slovakia.
Season-by-season record 
For the full season-by-season history, see List of Kazzinc-Torpedo seasons.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTW = Overtime/Shootout Wins, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|2008-09||54||23||8||4||19||89||166||149||5th, Eastern||Sergey Alexandrov (45 points: 19 G, 26 A, 49 GP)||Lost in First Round, 3-1 (Gazovik Tyumen)|
|2009-10||42||13||2||1||26||44||107||135||7th, Eastern||Vadim Rifel (34 points: 11 G, 23 A, 42 GP)||Lost in Second Round, 3-0 (Dizel Penza)|
|2010-11||54||23||5||7||21||86||151||153||6th, Eastern||Sergey Alexandrov (29 points: 16 G, 13 A, 49 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3-2 (Molot-Prikamye Perm)|
|2011-12||53||23||7||2||21||85||154||140||5th, Eastern||Alexander Mayer (35 points: 20 G, 15 A, 48 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3-2 (Ermak Angarsk)|
|2012-13||52||22||6||6||18||84||147||123||14th, Overall||Yevgeniy Rymarev (44 points: 19 G, 25 A, 50 GP)||Lost in Preliminary Round, 3-0 (Toros Neftekamsk)|
- Winners (13): 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07
- Winners (1): 1994
- 3rd place (1): 2008
Current roster 
Updated April 22, 2013.
List of Torpedo players selected in the NHL Entry Draft 
- 1992: Andrei Raisky (Winnipeg Jets) (156th overall)
- 1993: Anatoli Filatov (San Jose Sharks) (158th overall)
- 1994: Evgeny Nabokov (San Jose Sharks) (219th overall)
- 1994: Vitali Yeremeyev (New York Rangers) (209th overall)
- 1995: Andrei Samokvalov (Detroit Red Wings) (208th overall)
- 1996: Konstantin Shafranov (St. Louis Blues) (229th overall)
- 1998: Nik Antropov (Toronto Maple Leafs) (10th overall)
- 1998: Andrei Troschinsky (St. Louis Blues) (170th overall)
- 1999: Dmitri Levinsky (Chicago Blackhawks) (46th overall)
- 1999: Vadim Tarasov (Montreal Canadiens) (196th overall)
- 1999: Alexei Litvinenko (Phoenix Coyotes) (262nd overall)
- 2000: Max Birbraer (New Jersey Devils) (67th overall)
- 2000: Dmitry Upper (New York Islanders) (136th overall)
- 2001: Alexander Perezhogin (Montreal Canadiens) (25th overall)
- 2003: Konstantin Pushkarev (Los Angeles Kings) (44th overall)
- 2004: Viktor Alexandrov (St. Louis Blues) (83rd overall)
- 2004: Anton Khudobin (Minnesota Wild) (206th overall)
Note: Only counts if the players has played in the Torpedo before NHL Entry Draft. Khudobin and Perezhogin played for Torpedo Youth Team.
Head coaches 
- "History Of Foundation". Kazzinc-Torpedo Official Website.
- "Yuri Baulin's Biografy". Sport-Reference.com. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
- "Hockey in Kazakhstan: Passion and Success". Edge Magazine.
- "Boris Alexandrov Goals At The Super Series '76". YouTube.com.
- Joseph Franko, Super Series ’76: Habs vs. CSKA, InsideHockey.com
- Keith Mellnick, Hockey Town Grapples With Changing Times, Eurasianet.org
- Final Olympic Men's Hockey Standings, CNN, February 22, 1998
- Kazakhstan 5, Italy 3, Washington Post, February 7, 1998
- Kazzinc-Torpedo roster, Kazzinc-Torpedo Offcial Website, April 22, 2013
- Ty Dilello (April, 2013), From Ust-Kamenogorsk to NHL, IIHF
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