Piráti Chomutov

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Piráti Chomutov
City Chomutov, Czech Republic
League Czech Extraliga
Founded 1945 (1945)
Home arena Multifunkční aréna Chomutov
Colours

blue, white, red

              
Head coach Czech Republic Jiří Čelanský
Captain Czech Republic Milan Kraft

Piráti Chomutov is a Czech ice hockey team from Chomutov, Czech Republic. Since the 2012–13 season Piráti Chomutov are playing in the Czech Extraliga, the top-level league in the Czech Republic. Their home arena is Multifunkční aréna Chomutov.

The club was established in 1945. In the 1950/1951 season Piráti Chomutov were promoted to the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League, where they played until the 1963/1964 season. In 1967 the team was promoted to the highest league again but was relegated the very next year. In 1984 the club was demoted to the Second National Hockey League (third level league). In 1997 the club bought the license for the First National Hockey League (FNHL) from HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi.

After winning the league in the 2011–12 FNHL season Piráti Chomutov returned to the top-level league Czech Extraliga.

Club names[edit]

  • 1945 - ČSK Chomutov
  • 1949 - ZJS spojené ocelárny
  • 1951 - Sokol Hutě
  • 1953 - TJ Baník Chomutov ZJF
  • 1958 - Baník VTŽ Chomutov
  • 1960 - VTŽ Chomutov
  • 1991 - Klub ledního hokeje VT VTJ Chomutov
  • 1996 - KLH Chomutov
  • 2011 - Piráti Chomutov

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