2008–09 Dinamo Riga season

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2008–09 Dinamo Riga season
Division 2nd Kharlamov
2008–09 record 24-23-5-4 (W-L-OTW-OTL)
Home record 14-9-3-2
Road record 10-14-2-2
Goals for 132
Goals against 156
Team information
General Manager Normunds Sējējs
Coach Július Šupler
Captain Aleksejs Širokovs
Alternate captains Atvars Tribuncovs
Matt Ellison
Arena Arena Riga
inbox.lv Arena
Average attendance 6,093
Team leaders
Goals Marcel Hossa (22)
Assists Marcel Hossa (22)
Points Marcel Hossa (44)
Penalties in minutes Marcel Hossa (118)
Plus/minus Marcel Hossa (+3)
Wins Sergejs Naumovs (12)
Goals against average Martin Prusek (1.70)

The 2008–09 Dinamo Riga season was the first season of the franchise in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). This was also inaugural season for the league. Dinamo Riga played most of their home games in Arena Riga, however some matches were held in other locations.[1] Dinamo Riga were playing in Kharlamov division along with Avangard Omsk, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, HC Lada Togliatti, HC Sibir Novosibirsk and Amur Khabarovsk.

Pre-season[edit]

As it is the first season for the franchise, Dinamo Riga had to gather their roster from nothing. Most of the team players are members of Latvia national team. First players for the team were announced on April 25.[2] First foreign player to join the team was Czech Filip Novák on June 26.[3] The team roster was completed, when the last two leggionares Duvie Westcott and Mark Hartigan joined the team on July 22.[4]

Dinamo Riga started their pre-season training camp on July 15. The camp continued till July 28 and took place in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia.[5] The first game in franchise history was held on July 25, when Dinamo Riga defeated MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš in a shootout after a 1-1 in regular time.

On August 2 Dinamo played their first home game, when they won against Amur Khabarovsk in Riga. Then at the "Inbox.lv hall" in Riga, Dinamo won the Inbox.lv tournament, in which they defeated Dinamo Minsk and Barys Astana. In August the team also participated in the Tampere Cup (Tampere) and the Governor's Cup (Mytishchi).

Results[edit]

  • Green background indicates win. (3 points)
  • Red indicates loss. (0 points)
  • Beige background indicates overtime/shootout win. (2 points)
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2008–09 pre-season games

Regular season[edit]

Dinamo Riga will play 56 games in regular season. The season will begin on September 2, 2008, it is coming to close on February 26, 2008.

Division standings[edit]

as before 25 October 2008

Kharlamov division GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
Avangard Omsk 20 11 7 1 1 69 55 36
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 18 11 5 0 2 51 36 35
Dinamo Riga 20 9 7 1 3 49 60 32
Lada Togliatti 19 6 9 2 2 45 50 24
Sibir Novosibirsk 19 5 8 3 3 45 57 24
Amur Khabarovsk 21 4 13 2 2 38 64 18

League standings[edit]

as before 25 October 2008

Kontinental Hockey League GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
Atlant Mytishchi 20 14 2 2 2 77 40 48
Salavat Yulaev Ufa 19 13 3 2 1 70 32 44
Ak Bars Kazan 19 11 4 2 2 65 50 39
Avangard Omsk 20 11 7 1 1 69 55 36
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 18 11 5 0 2 51 36 35
CSKA Moscow 18 9 4 3 2 55 42 35
Metallurg Magnitogorsk 20 9 7 3 1 56 53 34
Traktor Chelyabinsk 19 9 5 1 4 54 55 33
Dynamo Moscow 18 8 5 4 1 51 39 33
Spartak Moscow 21 8 8 4 1 75 68 33
Dinamo Riga 20 9 7 1 3 49 60 32
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 20 9 6 0 5 50 50 32
Barys Astana 21 7 8 5 1 65 59 32
Severstal Cherepovets 19 8 7 3 1 56 61 31
SKA Saint Petersburg 19 7 8 4 0 44 34 29
Metallurg Novokuznetsk 21 6 10 3 2 57 57 26
Lada Togliatti 19 6 9 2 2 45 50 24
Sibir Novosibirsk 19 5 8 3 3 45 57 24
MVD Moscow Oblast 20 5 11 3 1 47 60 22
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 20 6 12 0 2 46 60 20
Amur Khabarovsk 21 4 13 2 2 38 64 18
Vityaz Chekhov 20 2 9 2 7 47 71 17
Dinamo Minsk 20 3 14 2 1 36 72 14
Khimik Voskresensk 19 3 11 0 5 34 57 14

Results[edit]

  • Green background indicates win. (3 points)
  • Red indicates loss. (0 points)
  • Beige background indicates overtime/shootout win. (2 points)
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2008–09 game log

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Marcel Hossa 20 12 7 19 0 49
Matt Ellison 20 5 12 17 0 39
Mark Hartigan 19 8 4 12 –1 34
Filip Novák 19 2 6 8 –3 22
Aleksandrs Ņiživijs 20 2 6 8 –6 4
Aleksejs Širokovs 20 2 6 8 –2 8
Duvie Westcott 19 1 7 8 0 47
Mārtiņš Cipulis 20 1 5 6 –6 8
Miķelis Rēdlihs 19 5 0 5 –4 8
Lauris Dārziņš 20 1 4 5 –2 22
Ronald Petrovický 19 2 2 4 –2 33
Rodrigo Laviņš 20 1 3 4 0 12
Ģirts Ankipāns 17 2 1 3 –2 4
Viktors Bļinovs 18 2 1 3 –2 8
Juris Štāls 14 1 2 3 2 8
Atvars Tribuncovs 16 1 2 3 –3 38
Armands Bērziņš 9 0 2 2 1 31
Oļegs Sorokins 12 0 2 2 –2 16
Aigars Cipruss 3 0 1 1 –2 4
Guntis Galviņš 15 0 1 1 –4 8
Maksims Širokovs 1 0 0 0 –1 0
Krišjānis Rēdlihs 1 0 0 0 –1 4
Sergejs Pečura 2 0 0 0 0 0
Ronalds Cinks 2 0 0 0 0 0
Agris Saviels 2 0 0 0 0 4
Kristaps Sotnieks 15 0 0 0 –4 6

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTW = Overtime/Shootout Wins; OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP Min W L OTW OTL GA SO Sv% GAA
Sergejs Naumovs 11 588:15 5 4 1 1 33 0 0.899 3.37
Edgars Masaļskis 8 406:40 4 2 0 2 18 1 0.915 2.66
Daniel Sperrle 4 219:38 1 3 0 0 7 0 0.926 1.91

Roster[edit]

Goaltenders
# Player Pos. Catches Height Weight Place of birth
30 Latvia Sergejs Naumovs G L 178 cm 78 kg Riga, Latvia
35 Czech Republic Martin Prusek G L 185 cm 78 kg Ostrava, Czech Republic
39 Latvia Ervīns Muštukovs G R 188 cm 68 kg Riga, Latvia
40 Latvia Uģis Avotiņš G   185 cm 70 kg Riga, Latvia
Defencemen
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of birth
2 Latvia C Rodrigo Laviņš D L 180 cm 84 kg Riga, Latvia
4 Latvia Agris Saviels D L 187 cm 90 kg Jūrmala, Latvia
5 Latvia Guntis Galviņš D L 187 cm 86 kg Talsi, Latvia
9 Latvia Krišjānis Rēdlihs D L 189 cm 86 kg Riga, Latvia
11 Latvia Kristaps Sotnieks D L 180 cm 80 kg Riga, Latvia
13 Latvia Maksims Širokovs D L 181 cm 87 kg Riga, Latvia
14 Czech Republic Filip Novák D L 182 cm 82 kg Budweis, S. Bohemia, Czech Republic
15 Canada Duvie Westcott D R 180 cm 89 kg Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
23 Latvia A Atvars Tribuncovs D L 188 cm 100 kg Ogre, Latvia
28 Latvia Oļegs Sorokins D L 178 cm 80 kg Riga, Latvia
Forwards
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of birth
3 Latvia Ronalds Cinks RW L 183 cm 80 kg Riga, Latvia
6 Latvia Juris Štāls RW L 191 cm 91 kg Riga, Latvia
8 Latvia Viktors Bļinovs F L 178 cm 80 kg Riga, Latvia
10 Latvia Lauris Dārziņš LW R 190 cm 90 kg Riga, Latvia
12 Canada Mark Hartigan C L 185 cm 93 kg Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
17 Latvia Aleksandrs Ņiživijs RW R 177 cm 77 kg Riga, Latvia
19 Latvia Miķelis Rēdlihs F L 179 cm 78 kg Riga, Latvia
21 Latvia Armands Bērziņš C L 192 cm 90 kg Riga, Latvia
22 Latvia Toms Hartmanis C L 183 cm 82 kg Ogre, Latvia
24 Latvia Aleksejs Širokovs C R 182 cm 86 kg Riga, Latvia
27 Slovakia Ronald Petrovický RW R 183 cm 86 kg Žilina, Žilina, Slovakia
29 Latvia Aigars Cipruss LW L 178 cm 80 kg Riga, Latvia
47 Latvia Mārtiņš Cipulis LW L 180 cm 81 kg Riga, Latvia
75 Latvia Ģirts Ankipāns LW L 186 cm 96 kg Riga, Latvia
81 Slovakia Marcel Hossa LW L 192 cm 100 kg Ilava, Trenčín, Slovakia
83 Canada A Matt Ellison C R 183 cm 87 kg Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
87 Latvia Gints Meija F L 183 cm 72 kg Riga, Latvia

See also[edit]

Minor League affiliates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biļetes uz Rīgas Dinamo spēlēm Arēnā Rīga maksās no 7 - 12 latus" (in Latvian). diena.lv. June 6, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  2. ^ "First Dinamo players are known" (in Latvian). eSports. 2008-04-25. Archived from the original on 25 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  3. ^ "First foreigner in Dinamo" (in Latvian). eSports. 2008-06-26. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Rīgas Dinamo pievienojas divkārtējs Stenlija kausa ieguvējs" (in Latvian). DinamoRiga.lv. June 22, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-27. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Rīgas Dinamo dodas uz Slovākiju" (in Latvian). DinamoRiga.lv. June 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-26. [dead link]