MHC Martin

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MHC Mountfield
Logo mhcmountfield.jpg
City Martin, Slovakia
League Slovak Extraliga
Founded 1932 (1932)
Home arena Martin Ice Stadium
(capacity 4,200)
Colours blue, white
         
General manager Slovakia Aurel Nauš
Head coach Slovakia Róbert Pukalovič
Captain Slovakia Michal Beran

Website
www.mhcmartin.sk

MHC Mountfield is a professional ice hockey team in the Slovak Extraliga.

History[edit]

Club was established in 1932 as Slávia Martin. Later the name was changed to Sokol, ŠK, ZŤS, Hutník, Martimex ZŤS, Martimex and MHC Martin (2000–2010). Names Slávia, Sokol, ŠK (Športový klub - Sport Club), TJ (Telovýchovná jednota - bodybuilding unity) are common names, meaning sport organisation in Slovakia or Czechoslovakia. Names Hutnik, ZŤS and Martimex are connected to heavy engineering factory or factories cooperating with it, major employer in region (from the 1930s to the 1990s). Since 2010/2011 season the name is MHC Mountfield. Club played in county league, since 1970 in 1.SNHL. In 1992/1993 season hockey club advanced into Slovak Extraliga. MHC Martin played in Slovak Extraliga all seasons except 1999/2000 and 2004/2005, which spent in 1st. Slovak National Hockey League.

After years of economical stability, which is rare in this provincial team, management, head coach Dušan Gregor and his predecessor Ladislav Spišiak systematically built up team, that won bronze medal in 2009/10 season. It consist of former youth players like Jaroslav Markovič jr., Andrej Themár, Miroslav Dzubina, experienced players Ivan Ďatelinka, David Appel, Michal Macho, Jaroslav Jabrocký and veterans Michal Beran, Peter Klepáč, Marek Uram and Karol Križan. Team clinches play-off spot by 4th place in regular season (74 points in 47 matches). In first round MHC Martin pass through HK36 Skalica with legendary Žigmund Pálffy on rooster 4:3 on wins. In second leg MHC Martin loss 4:1 on wins to future champions HC Košice.

Woman's team (MHK Martin) won woman's extraliga 10 times between 1997–2009), junior organizations make also some achievements and Hockey Club Martin deliver some players (and for years also doctor MUDr. Dalimír Jančovič, who cooperate with MHC Martin) into Slovak Men's, Woman's and Junior's Ice Hockey Representation.

Historical names[edit]

  • Slávia Martin (1932–1939)
  • Sokol Turčiansky Svätý Martin (1945-?)
  • ŠK Martin (?)
  • Spartak Martin (+/- 1957/58 +/-)
  • TJ Hutník Martin (?-1969)
  • Hutník Martin (1969/70)
  • TJ Strojárne Martin (1970/71-1977)
  • ZŤS Martin (1978–1989)
  • HC Hutník ZŤS TS (1990-1992/1993)
  • Martimex ZŤS Martin ()
  • Martimex Martin ()
  • MHC Martin (2000–2010)
  • MHC Mountfield (2010–present)

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by MHC Martin. Code explanation; GP—Games played, W—Wins, OTW—Overtime wins, OTW—Overtime losses, L—Losses, GF—Goals for, GA—Goals against, Pts—Points. Top Scorer: Points (Goals+Assists)

Season League Regular season Post season results Top scorer (regular season)
Finish GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
2007–08 Extraliga 3rd 54 32 3 3 16 169 123 102 Lost in quarterfinals, 3–4 (HK Dukla Trenčín) Czech Republic L. Říha 55 (18+37)
2008–09 Extraliga 7th 58 27 4 9 18 204 170 98 Lost in quarterfinals, 1–4 (HC Slovan Bratislava) Czech Republic L. Říha 61 (14+47)
2009–10 Extraliga 4th 47 22 4 5 16 139 131 79 Lost in semifinals, 1–4 (HC Košice) Slovakia M. Uram 49 (14+35)
2010–11 Extraliga 9th 57 21 1 9 26 153 182 74 Did not qualify Slovakia J. Jabrocký 47 (27+20)
2011–12 Extraliga 9th 55 15 7 4 29 143 186 63 Did not qualify Slovakia J. Markovič 42 (15+27)

Achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Slovak championship

International[edit]

IIHF Continental Cup

Current squad[edit]

Updated October 24, 2012.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
36 Russia Alexeyev, RomanRoman Alexeyev D L 25 2012 Ufa, Russian SFSR
33 Slovakia Beran, MichalMichal Beran (C) C L 41 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
31 Slovakia Laska, JozéfJozéf Laska C R 32 2013 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
87 Slovakia Beňa, AdamAdam Beňa D R 26 2012
16 Slovakia Danko, MichalMichal Danko D R 24 2010 Lučenec, Czechoslovakia
10 Slovakia Dírer, MatejMatej Dírer C L 22 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
17 Czech Republic Fadrný, JanJan Fadrný (A) LW R 34 2011 Brno, Czechoslovakia
97 Slovakia Hollý, MartinMartin Hollý C L 28 2012
12 Slovakia Horský, MarekMarek Horský C L 27 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
24 Slovakia Hús, RomanRoman Hús RW L 23 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
7 Slovakia Jonák, MilanMilan Jonák RW R 24 2010 Dolný Kubín, Czechoslovakia
8 Slovakia Kentoš, JozefJozef Kentoš RW L 23 2012
11 Slovakia Majer, PeterPeter Majer D R 22 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
61 Slovakia Markovič, JaroslavJaroslav Markovič RW L 29 2009 Martin, Czechoslovakia
91 Slovakia Mikušovič, MarekMarek Mikušovič LW L 27 2012
32 Slovakia Murček, MichalMichal Murček LW L 22 2010
44 Slovakia Novotný, AndrejAndrej Novotný (A) D L 38 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
3 Slovakia Perniš, JánJán Perniš D L 22 2010 Bojnice, Czechoslovakia
18 Slovakia Petruška, TomášTomáš Petruška RW R 28 2012 Prešov, Czechoslovakia
4 Slovakia Pukalovič, RóbertRóbert Pukalovič D R 30 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
15 Slovakia Slimák, PeterPeter Slimák D L 24 2012 Košice, Czechoslovakia
48 Slovakia Slávik, RadoslavRadoslav Slávik D L 23 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
21 Slovakia Tupý, TomášTomáš Tupý D R 23 2011 Martin, Czechoslovakia
63 Slovakia Vartovník, LukášLukáš Vartovník C L 25 2011 Spišská Nová Ves, Czechoslovakia
51 Slovakia Volentier, ViktorViktor Volentier G L 23 2010 Prievidza, Czechoslovakia
80 Slovakia Zukal, MarekMarek Zukal D L 26 2011 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
1 Slovakia Šúrek, MartinMartin Šúrek G R 27 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia


NHL Alumni[edit]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Pos NHL Teams GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Švehla, RóbertRóbert Švehla D Panthers, Maple Leafs 655 68 267 335 -5 649
Cíger, ZdenoZdeno Cíger LW Devils, Oilers, Rangers, Lightning 352 94 134 228 -54 101
Somík, RadovanRadovan Somík LW Flyers 113 12 20 32 +7 27
Pánik, RichardRichard Pánik LW Lightning 75 8 14 22 -11 25
Bartoš, PeterPeter Bartoš LW Wild 13 4 2 6 +2 6
Smrek, PeterPeter Smrek D Blues, Rangers 28 2 4 6 -5 18

Notable players in foreign leagues[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012-13 Roster" (in Slovak). http://mhcmartin.tipsportextraliga.sk. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 

External links[edit]