HC Budivelnyk

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Budivelnyk logo.png
Nickname "Constructor"
City Kiev
Founded March 16, 2010
Folded June 24, 2010
Owner(s) Ukraine PrivatBank
General manager Russia Oleg Kupryyanov
Head coach Czech Republic Josef Jandač
Website Budivelnik.org
Franchise history
HC Budivelnyk

HC Budivelnyk (Ukrainian: ХК Будівельник, English: Builder Hockey Club) was a potential professional ice hockey team based in Kiev, Ukraine. It planned to join the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2010-11 season.[1] However, on June 24, 2010, the team's management announced the postponement of the team's debut in the KHL.[2][3] If it had joined the KHL, it would have been the first Ukrainian hockey team to compete at the elite level of European hockey since 1996, when the Russian Superleague was formed. The team was owned and operated by the same group as the Kiev-based basketball club, BC Budivelnik.



The team was founded on March 16, 2010 when the KHL announced publicly a letter of intent had been signed declaring the organization's aspirations to join the league for the following season.[4] The product of the Dnipropetrovsk-based PrivatBank, the vision behind Budivelnyk was to create a team composed of the top Ukrainian hockey players in the world that would also be capable of competing at the highest European level. In similar ambitions, the group intended to promote his basketball team, BC Budivelnyk, to the Euroleague.[citation needed] Operations would be run by team president Bogdan Gulyamov, president of BC Budivelnyk, and team vice president Vyacheslav Zavalniuk, the acting general manager of Sokil Kyiv and the Ukrainian national team. The team's first general manager was announced to be Oleg Kupriyanov, who had previously acted in the same role for the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk for 19 years. Assistant coach to the Czech national team Josef Jandač was originally announced helm as the team's first head coach, and was to be assisted in his role by longtime NHLer Dmitri Khristich.

The league had planned to experiment with Budivelnyk's rink size, shrinking it to NHL size standards.[5]

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  1. ^ "Медведев: "Будивельник" будет играть в КХЛ»". Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Будивельник" берет тайм-аут (in Russian). HC Budivelnyk. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Budivelnik will not play in KHL". Kontinental Hockey League. 26 June 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Signed a protocol of intent between the CHL and the Ukrainian club". Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Lada replace "Budivelnik"". Retrieved 17 April 2010.