HC ’05 Banská Bystrica

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HC '05 Banská Bystrica
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica logo.svg
Nickname Barani
City Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
League Tipsport Liga
Founded 1922 (1922) as Slávia
Home arena Banská Bystrica Ice Stadium
Colours Red, white, black
General manager Vlastimil Plavucha
Head coach Vladimír Országh
Captain Michal Hudec
Website www.hc05.tipsportextraliga.sk

Hockey Club '05 Banská Bystrica is a professional Slovak ice hockey club based in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. The team is nicknamed Barani, meaning Rams.


Czechoslovak era[edit]

HC '05 was founded in 2005 but professional hockey in Banská Bystrica was playing long before. The previous club was established in 1922. The club was named Slávia but later changed name several times. In 1962, the club was named Iskra (Spark in English) and this name kept up until 2005. In interwar period and during the World War II, the club played in the Slovak League. Their best placement was second in 1930, 1931, and 1934. They were members of the first postwar Czechoslovak Extraliga season. In the 1945–46 season, they finished 6th in Group A and were relegated from the Top level. Banská Bystrica returned to the Extraliga in the 1947–48 season but they finished 6th in Group A and were relegated again. This season was their last at the Top level until the 1995–96 Slovak Extraliga season. Since 1963–64, Iskra played in the 1. SNHL (1st Slovak National Hockey League), the second level in Czechoslovak hockey. They were members of all seasons of the 1. SNHL since its introduction in 1963 until dissolution of league in 1993. Iskra won the 1. SNHL in the 1968–69 season and were qualified to the preliminary round for the Czechoslovak Extraliga. They lost 5 of 6 games in the preliminary round against Škoda Plzeň, VŽKG Ostrava, and Mladá Boleslav and did not promote to the Extraliga.

Slovak era[edit]

After dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the club was included to the Slovak 1.Liga, the second level in Slovak hockey. In their first season, they finished second. In the next season, Iskra won the 1. Liga and was promoted to the Slovak Extraliga. Iskra placed ninth in the 1995–96 season and they had to play the relegation round. Iskra saved the Extraliga for the 1996–97 season but this season was less productive and they were relegated from the Top level. They returned in the 1998–99 season but were relegated again, by missing the cut by three points. In 2005, the club was transformed to an incorporated company and renamed to HC '05. They were promoted to the Extraliga in the 2007–08 season after their victory in the playoffs finals against HK Spišská Nová Ves. In the 2010–11 season, they finished third in the regular season, defeated their big rival HKm Zvolen in the quarterfinals, and lost 3–4 against HK Poprad in the semifinals. This season was their most successful since their 1. SNHL victory in 1969.


Slovak Championship


  • 1968–69

Current roster[edit]

Updated December 8, 2012.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
67 United States White, PatrickPatrick White C R 29 2015 Grand Rapids, MN, USA
26 Slovakia Handzuš, MichalMichal Handzuš (A) C L 40 2012 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
43 Slovakia Surový, TomášTomáš Surový C L 36 2015 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
10 Czech Republic Hegyi, DominikDominik Hegyi RW L 26 2012
21 Slovakia Heizer, RadomírRadomír Heizer C L 30 2010 Gelnica, Czechoslovakia
19 Slovakia Hudec, MichalMichal Hudec (C) LW L 38 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
67 Slovakia Jankovič, BranislavBranislav Jankovič LW L 26 2012 Trnava, Czechoslovakia
91 Slovakia Ketner, NikolasNikolas Ketner D L 27 2012
2 Slovakia Košarišťan, AndrejAndrej Košarišťan G L 24 2012
7 Slovakia Kubka, BranislavBranislav Kubka D R 29 2009 Detva, Czechoslovakia
93 Slovakia Lamper, PatrikPatrik Lamper LW L 24 2011 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
8 Canada Lukacevic, NedNed Lukacevic LW L 32 2012 Podgorica, SFR Yugoslavia
94 Slovakia Lunter, MárioMário Lunter RW L 23 2011 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
89 Slovakia Marcinek, TomášTomáš Marcinek LW L 28 2011 Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
55 Slovakia Nemček, FilipFilip Nemček RW R 24 2011 Ilava, Slovakia
88 Slovakia Novajovský, PeterPeter Novajovský D L 28 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
12 Slovakia Petro, JurajJuraj Petro RW L 26 2010 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
77 Slovakia Predajniansky, JakubJakub Predajniansky D R 24 2012 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
5 Czech Republic Richter, MartinMartin Richter D R 40 2012 Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
41 Czech Republic Slipčenko, RobertRobert Slipčenko G R 32 2012 Prague, Czechoslovakia
4 Canada Stoner, ClaytonClayton Stoner D L 33 2012 Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada
4 Slovakia Styk, MichalMichal Styk D L 26 2011
83 Slovakia Sýkora, JurajJuraj Sýkora LW L 34 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
17 Slovakia Sýkora, JánJán Sýkora LW L 27 2008 Detva, Czechoslovakia
22 Slovakia Češík, MatejMatej Češík C L 29 2005 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
Slovakia Ďurkech, JurajJuraj Ďurkech D L 30 2012
25 Slovakia Šimun, EduardEduard Šimun LW L 23 2012
42 Canada Tyrell, DanaDana Tyrell LW L 28 2012 Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

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
Handzuš, MichalMichal Handzuš* C Blues, Coyotes, Flyers, Blackhawks, Kings, Sharks 890 175 277 452 +20 460
Zedník, RichardRichard Zedník RW Capitals, Canadiens, Islanders, Panthers 745 200 179 379 -16 563
Országh, VladimírVladimír Országh LW Islanders, Predators, Blues 289 54 65 119 -22 194
Surový, TomášTomáš Surový LW Penguins 126 27 32 59 -21 71
Majeský, IvanIvan Majeský D Panthers, Thrashers, Capitals 202 8 23 31 -27 234

GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average; MIN = Minutes on ice

Player Pos NHL Teams GP W L OTL Sv% GAA MIN
Budaj, PeterPeter Budaj* G Avalanche, Canadiens 249 103 95 28 .902 2.82 13 735

* still NHL active players (Stats as of 1 February 2012)


  1. ^ "2012-13 Roster" (in Slovak). hc05.tipsportextraliga.sk. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 

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