MsHK Žilina

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MsHK Žilina
MsHK Zilina.jpg
City Žilina, Slovakia
League Slovak Extraliga
Founded 1925 (1925)
Home arena Garmin Arena
(capacity 6,200)
Colours yellow, green, black
              
General manager Slovakia Dušan Kapusta
Head coach Slovakia Ladislav Spišiak
Captain Czech Republic Jan Dlouhý

Website
www.mshkzilina.tipsportextraliga.sk

Mestský Hokejový Klub Žilina is a professional Slovak ice hockey club based in Žilina. The club has won the Slovak league championship in 2006. The team is nicknamed Vlci, it means Wolves in English.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 25 January 1925 as ŠK Žilina. They played first official game against Slávia Banská Bystrica on 16 December 1928. Žilina was beaten 0–3. They competed in the Championship of Central Slovakia before and during the World War II. In the 1931–32 season they won this championship. After WW II and restored Czechoslovakia they played in the Czechoslovak Extraliga two seasons. Žilina finished last in the 1951–52 season and the 1952–53 season. They won the 1964–65 1. SNHL season and promoted to the qualification for the Czechoslovak Extraliga. In the qualification round they lost all games and did not promote. After dissolution of Czechoslovakia they were included to the Slovak 1.Liga, second level of Slovak hockey. Žilina won the 2000–01 Slovak 1.Liga season and promoted to the Slovak Extraliga first time. In the 2005–06 season they reached the most remarkable success. Žilina won the Slovak Extraliga first time after beating HK Poprad 4–3 in the final series. Michal Hreus was the top scorer of Žilina in the playoffs, recording 15 points (7G+8A). Through the victory in Extraliga they gained an option to play with the best European ice hockey teams in the IIHF European Champions Cup. Žilina was defeated 0–7 by HPK in first game but then won 4–2 against HC Sparta Praha and finished second in the Ragulin division.

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by HKm Zvolen. 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
2008–09 Extraliga 9th 58 20 4 8 26 177 192 76 Did not qualify Slovakia P. Klouda 56 (11+45)
2009–10 Extraliga 10th 47 12 8 4 23 126 158 56 Did not qualify Czech Republic P. Vála 25 (15+10)
2010–11 Extraliga 10th 57 14 6 1 36 127 186 55 Did not qualify Slovakia M. Hreus 34 (10+24)
2011–12 Extraliga 6th 55 20 6 5 24 138 164 77 Lost in quarterfinals, 1–4 (HC Slovan Bratislava) Slovakia P. Sivák 51 (21+30)
2012–13 Extraliga 9th 56 13 3 8 32 135 194 53 Did not qualify Slovakia R. Krajči 45 (17+28)

Achievements[edit]

Slovak Extraliga

1. SNHL

  • 1964–65

Current roster[edit]

Updated October 25, 2012.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
11 Slovakia Brcko, TomášTomáš Brcko D L 26 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
17 Slovakia Devečka, DušanDušan Devečka (A) D R 34 2010 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
2 Czech Republic Dlouhý, JanJan Dlouhý (C) D L 38 2010
22 Slovakia Drevenák, MilanMilan Drevenák C L 29 2009 Žilina, Czechoslovakia
20 Slovakia Drábek, JakubJakub Drábek RW L 27 2011
71 Slovakia Hajnik, MartinMartin Hajnik LW L 27 2007
28 Slovakia Harant, TomášTomáš Harant D L 34 2011 Žilina, Czechoslovakia
16 Slovakia Horanský, StanislavStanislav Horanský C L 20 2012
26 Slovakia Ižvolt, MiroslavMiroslav Ižvolt LW R 31 2012
42 Slovakia Johanes, RichardRichard Johanes G L 21 2010
15 Slovakia Kokavec, MichalMichal Kokavec RW L 31 2012 Žilina, Czechoslovakia
93 Slovakia Krajči, RóbertRóbert Krajči LW L 33 2012 Dubnica nad Váhom, Czechoslovakia
78 Slovakia Laco, MarekMarek Laco G L 33 2010
81 Slovakia Lažo, MiroslavMiroslav Lažo LW R 36 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Slovakia Leško, MartinMartin Leško D L 24 2010 Dubnica nad Váhom, Czechoslovakia
4 Slovakia Mašlanka, RichardRichard Mašlanka RW L 21 2012 Michalovce, Slovakia
16 Slovakia Niník, JaroslavJaroslav Niník D R 22 2011
82 Slovakia Rúfus, IgorIgor Rúfus D R 31 2009
24 Slovakia Sekáč, MiroslavMiroslav Sekáč D L 27 2012 Žilina, Czechoslovakia
71 Slovakia Staňo, TomášTomáš Staňo D L 23 2011
89 Slovakia Sýkora, TomášTomáš Sýkora RW R 24 2011 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
27 Slovakia Troliga, TomášTomáš Troliga (A) RW R 30 2010 Prešov, Czechoslovakia
33 Slovakia Valášek, MatejMatej Valášek C L 26 2006
85 Slovakia Varga, TiborTibor Varga C R 29 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
86 Slovakia Važan, MichalMichal Važan RW R 31 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
16 Czech Republic Škoda, VladimírVladimír Škoda C R 30 2012 České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roster 2012-13" (in Slovak). http://mshkzilina.tipsportextraliga.sk. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 

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