Aris Thessaloniki Ice Hockey Club

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Aris Thessaloniki Ice Hockey Club
CityThessaloniki, Greece
LeagueGreek Ice Hockey Championship
Founded1985
ColoursYellow & Black
         
General managerSideropoulos Bobby
Head coachMalamas Dimitrios
Websitehttp://www.arisac.gr
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Franchise history
1985-1988Thessaloniki Penguins
1988-1993Aris Thessaloniki Penguins
2004-2008Thessaloniki Titans
2008-presentAris Thessaloniki Ice Hockey Club

Aris Thessaloniki Ice Hockey Club is an ice hockey team in Thessaloniki, Greece. They play in the Greek Ice Hockey Championship. They were founded in 1985 and initially known as Thessaloniki Penguins.

History[edit]

The team was founded in 1985 as Thessaloniki Penguins. In 1989, they joined the Aris Thessaloniki sports club and being known as the Aris Thessaloniki Penguins, they managed to win the first 3 Greek Ice Hockey Championships held, the inaugural Greek championship in 1989, and continued their dominance, winning the 1990 and 1991 Greek championships. They also participated in the 1990–91 IIHF European Cup. They finished in last place in Group A, losing 26-1 to Levski-Spartak Sofia, and 30-0 to HC Steaua Bucuresti. After a last-place finish in 1993, the club folded, likewise to most other ice hockey clubs, due to financial difficulties, and the championship was cancelled until 2000.

In 1997, the club was reformed as Thessaloniki Titans and in 2003 joined again Aris as the Aris Thessaloniki Ice Hockey Club. Since then, they participated in 2010, finishing 2nd and in 2011 winning again the tournament.[1]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Ice Hockey[edit]

Year Position Notes
1989 1st
1990 1st
1991 1st
1992 did not participate [A]
1993 4th
1994-1999 not held [B]
2000 did not participate [C]
2001-2007 not held [D]
2008 did not participate [E]
2009 did not participate [F]
2010 2nd
2011 1st

Notes:

A. ^ In 1991-92, Aris and most other teams did not participate in a championship tournament and Iptamenoi Pagodromoi Athinai claimed the title, being the sole club to declare participation.

B. ^ Most teams folded due to financial reasons and no championships were held between 1994 and 1999.

C. ^ Only two Athenian teams participated.

D. ^ The championship was not held between 2001 and 2007, due to lack of an ice rink and an adequate number of ice hockey teams.

E. ^ Aris was not invited/allowed to participate

F. ^ Aris was not allowed to participate

Balkan League (ice hockey): 2009 - 4th place

Inline hockey[edit]

Balkan Inline Roller Hockey League (B.I.R.H.L.): 2009 - Champions

CERH European League:
2004 – 7th place
2005 – Qualification Round
2006 – Qualification Round
2007 – Qualification Round

Greek Inline Roller Hockey Championship (G.I.R.H.L.):
2008 – 2nd place
2009 – 1st place – Champions
2010 - not held
2011 - not finished

Greek Inline Hockey Cup:
2007 – Cup Winner
2008 – Cup Winner
2009 – Cup Winner
2010 - not held
2011 - not held

Ball hockey[edit]

Greek Ball Hockey League:
2009 – 1st place - Champions
2010 - not held
2011 - not finished

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