HK Dukla Trenčín

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HK Dukla Trenčín
HK Dukla Trenčín logo.svg
Nickname Vojaci
City Trenčín, Slovakia
League Slovak Extraliga
Founded 1962 (1962)
Home arena Pavol Demitra Ice Stadium
(capacity 6,150)
Colours yellow, red
General manager Slovakia Július Penzeš
Head coach Slovakia Peter Oremus
Captain Slovakia Branko Radivojevič

Hokejový Klub Dukla Trenčín is a professional Slovak ice hockey club based in Trenčín, playing in the Slovak Extraliga. The club has won three Slovak league championships (1994, 1997, 2004) and one Czechoslovak league championship (1992). The team is nicknamed Vojaci, it means Soldiers in English.


Czechoslovak era[edit]

The club was founded on 19 January 1962, relocating army hockey club from Opava to Trenčín. They were members of inaugural season (1963–64) of the 1. SNHL (1st. Slovak National Hockey League). They won the 1965–66 1. SNHL season and promoted to the preliminary round for the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League. There they lost 5 of 6 games against VŽKG Ostrava, VTŽ Chomutov and Spartak Motorlet Praha and did not promote to the First League. Dukla won the 1. SNHL again in 1967–68, 1970–71 and 1976–77. In 1976–77 they were first time successful in the preliminary round and first time in the club history they promoted to the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League. Dukla was placed 11th in their first season at the Top level. After five seasons they was relegated from the Top level in the 1981–82 season. However, in the next season they won 1. SNHL and in the preliminary round defeated Olomouc and promoted to the Top level again. They was placed 6th after their comeback in the 1983–84 season. In 1985–86 there was introduced playoffs tournament in the Czechoslovak Extraliga. Dukla was qualified to the playoffs in 1985–86 and there they lost 1–3 against Tesla Pardubice in the quarterfinals. They qualified to the playoffs again in 1987–88 and there they lost 1–3 in the quarterfinals against their Slovak rival VSŽ Košice. Dukla progressed to the finals against Tesla Pardubice in the 1988–89 season. There they lost 1–3. In the next season they progressed to the finals again where they lost 1–3 against HC Sparta Praha. In 1990–91 Dukla lost in the semifinals against Litvínov but they won the bronze medals against VSŽ Košice. The most successful season in the club history is the 1991–92 season when Dukla won the Czechoslovak Extraliga first time. In the quarterfinals they defeated Poldi Kladno 3–2, in the semifinals defeated Litvínov 3–1 and in the finals they won 3–1 against Škoda Plzeň. Žigmund Pálffy was scoring leader of Dukla in the regular season (48 Pts) and in the playoffs (26 Pts). Róbert Švehla, defenceman of Dukla, won the Golden Hockey Stick in the same season. In the last season before split Czechoslovakia Dukla won the bronze medals.

Slovak era[edit]

After dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Dukla began playing independent new Slovak Championship which was named the Slovak Extraliga. Dukla and HC Košice were playoffs finalists in first 4 seasons of the Slovak Extraliga. Dukla won the first Extraliga season in 1993–94, then they lost in the finals in two next seasons and won again in 1996–97. In the 1997–98 season Dukla was eliminated in the semifinals by HC Slovan Bratislava. In the 2000–01 season they played again in the playoffs finals. There they lost 1–3 against HKm Zvolen. Zvolen was opponent in the playoffs finals again in the 2003–04 season. Dukla won 4–2 in the finals and they won third Slovak title in their history. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout several former Dukla players came back to Trenčín, including Pavol Demitra, Marián Hossa and Marián Gáborík. Pavol Demitra played complete regular season and he was a scoring leader of the Extraliga (82 Pts). Despite a star lineup Dukla lost 3–4 in the excited semifinals against HC Slovan Bratislava. In the 2006–07 season Dukla played in the final series against HC Slovan Bratislava but they lost 0–4. In the 2009–10 season Dukla did not qualify to the playoffs first time since the 1986–87 season.

NHL alumni[edit]

After the fall of the Iron Curtain many players who were born in Trenčín or grew out in Dukla youth system had success in the NHL. Marián Gáborík and Zdeno Chára are the most successful players on the present who were born in Trenčín. Gáborík was drafted 3rd overall by Minnesota Wild in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, becoming a first signed player in club history. Gáborík's teammate in the Wild was Ľubomír Sekeráš who spent in Minnesota three seasons. Chára, drafted 56th overall by New York Islanders in 1996, is a first Slovak NHL captain who won the Stanley Cup. Chára is also a first Slovak winner of the James Norris Memorial Trophy. In the same year as Chára there was drafted Richard Lintner, other NHL player who was born in Trenčín. Dukla youth system raised several talented players from near or far surroundings. Pavol Demitra, Marián Hossa, Marcel Hossa, Andrej Meszároš, Andrej Sekera, Tomáš Kopecký, Branko Radivojevič are regarded for Trenčín players even though that they were born otherwhere. Trenčín Ice Stadium was named after Pavol Demitra who died in plane crash on 7 September 2011.

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by HK Dukla. Code explanation; GP—Games played, W—Wins, OTW—Overtime wins, OTW—Overtime losses, L—Losses, GF—Goals for, GA—Goals against, Pts—Points. Top Scorer: Points (Goals+Assists)

Season League Regular season Post season results Top scorer (regular season)
2008–09 Extraliga 6th 56 22 5 5 24 154 165 81 Lost in quarterfinals, 0–4 (HK 36 Skalica) Slovakia V. Nemec 32 (12+20)
2009–10 Extraliga 9th 47 17 3 4 23 159 167 61 Did not qualify Slovakia Ľ. Sekeráš 34 (4+30)
2010–11 Extraliga 5th 57 26 3 4 24 147 168 88 Lost in semifinals, 0–4 (HC Košice) Slovakia J. Pardavý 46 (14+32)
2011–12 Extraliga 5th 55 22 5 3 25 147 149 79 Lost in semifinals, 0–4 (HC Slovan Bratislava) Slovakia R. Tybor 34 (15+19)
2012–13 Extraliga 6th 56 22 7 6 21 165 161 86 Lost in quarterfinals, 0–4 (HK Nitra) Slovakia P. Sojčík 47 (17+30)


Slovak championship

Czechoslovak championship


  • 1965–66, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1976–77, 1982–83

Current roster[edit]

Updated February 1, 2013.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
71 Slovakia Adamec, MartinMartin Adamec RW R 26 2012
91 Slovakia Bednár, ErikErik Bednár D L 27 2009
72 Slovakia Kozák, LukášLukáš Kozák D L 26 2015 Martin, Slovakia
28 Slovakia Biro, MarekMarek Biro D L 29 2011 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
77 Slovakia Bokroš, TomášTomáš Bokroš D R 28 2012 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
16 Slovakia Broska, OndrejOndrej Broska C R 25 2011
22 Slovakia Filo, MartinMartin Filo LW L 28 2009
97 Slovakia Starosta, TomášTomáš Starosta D L 36 2017 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
81 Slovakia Gašparovič, JakubJakub Gašparovič LW L 27 2008
92 Slovakia Habšuda, MiroslavMiroslav Habšuda D L 25 2011
3 Slovakia Imrich, MichalMichal Imrich D L 26 2010
32 Slovakia Jakúbek, MartinMartin Jakúbek RW L 25 2011
88 Slovakia Klíma, TomášTomáš Klíma C L 27 2012 Dubnica nad Váhom, Czechoslovakia
94 Slovakia Koma, JaroslavJaroslav Koma D R 32 2012 Prešov, Czechoslovakia
33 Slovakia Kristín, MatejMatej Kristín G L 27 2012 Ilava, Czechoslovakia
19 Slovakia Lelkeš, RichardRichard Lelkeš C R 30 2011
24 Czech Republic Marosz, RostislavRostislav Marosz C R 26 2012 Vsetín, Czechoslovakia
16 Slovakia Mikula, OndrejOndrej Mikula RW L 29 2010 Bánovce nad Bebravou, Czechoslovakia
35 Slovakia Nagy, AdamAdam Nagy G L 24 2012
91 Slovakia Nemčík, MartinMartin Nemčík D L 25 2011 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
89 Slovakia Pardavý, JánJán Pardavý (C) RW R 46 2010 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
15 Slovakia Rusnák, OndrejOndrej Rusnák C L 28 2012 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
98 Slovakia Sojčík, PeterPeter Sojčík (A) RW L 31 2011 Dubnica nad Váhom, Czechoslovakia
21 Slovakia Tybor, RadoslavRadoslav Tybor (A) RW L 27 2008 Dubnica nad Váhom, Czechoslovakia
96 Slovakia Vaškovič, ĽubomírĽubomír Vaškovič RW R 31 2012 Myjava, Czechoslovakia
6 Slovakia Vizváry, MatúšMatúš Vizváry D L 28 2011 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
93 Slovakia Šišovský, PeterPeter Šišovský LW L 26 2012 Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia

Retired numbers[edit]

Dukla Trenčín retired numbers
No. Player Retired
38 Pavol Demitra September 16, 2011

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "2012-13 Roster" (in Slovak). Retrieved 2012-10-24. 

External links[edit]