HC Lada Togliatti

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Lada Togliatti
Лада Тольятти
City Tolyatti
League
  • VHL
    2010–2014,
    2018–
Founded 1976
Home arena Lada Arena
(capacity: 6,600)
Colours               
Owner(s) Samara Oblast
General manager Vladimir Vdovin
Head coach Artis Ābols
Captain Denis Yezhov
Affiliate(s) Ladya Tolyatti (MHL)
Website www.hclada.ru
Franchise history
HC Torpedo
1976–1989
HC Lada Togliatti
1989–present

HC Lada Togliatti (Russian: ХК Лада) is a Russian professional ice hockey team based in Tolyatti, Russia. They play in the Supreme Hockey League (VHL).

Due to a lack of a satisfactory arena, the KHL expelled the team. The team dropped one level to the VHL for the 2010–11 season. They were allowed to rejoin the KHL for the 2014–15 season after the opening of the Lada Arena. However, the team was expelled again following the end of the 2017-18 season, and rejoined the VHL.

History[edit]

  • July 1976 - team was founded as Torpedo Togliatti.
  • August 31, 1976 - first exhibition game against Dizelist Penza (final score was 3:3)
  • 1990 - Gennady Tsygurov is hired as team coach.
  • 1991 - Lada enters the Highest division of the Soviet Championship League.
  • 1993 - Lada loses in the playoffs final and gets its first ever Russian Championships award;
  • April 1994 - Lada wins the International Hockey League's Russian Championship, becoming the first-ever team with non-Moscow origin to win the then-IHL Cup
  • December 1994 - European Cup debut; silver medals won;
  • April 1995 - Lada wins silver awards of Russian Championship.
  • December 1995 - Lada becomes a vice-champion of Spengler Cup after a loss in Final game to Canadian national team;
  • April 1996 - Lada becomes a Russian Championship winner for its second time.
"Lada is European Cup Champion" poster
  • December 30, 1996 - Lada wins European Cup;
  • April 1997 - after the regular season win, Lada lost playoff final series to Torpedo Yaroslavl;
  • 1999 - Valeriy Postnikov relieves Gennady Tsygurov.
  • July 18, 2001 - Valeriy Postnikov quits team after having "attacks aimed at me by the media."[1] As a result of Postnikov's departure, Peter Vorobiev assumes head coaching role.
  • April 2003 - Lada beats Avangard Omsk in third place series, receiving a bronze award of Russian Superleague;
  • April 2004 - Lada wins bronze medals;
  • April 2005 - playoff finals loss to Dynamo Moscow, Lada receives silver medals.
  • November 2005 - due to financial troubles, 16 players leave the team. To continue regular season, Lada management uses the players from reserve team;
  • January 2006 - Lada becomes first ever Russian team to win the IIHF Continental Cup;
  • May 2006 - Anatoly Emelin signs as a new Lada coach
  • 2011 - Gennady Tsygurov rejoins the team as Head Coach, remaining with the team until 2013.

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s) IHL Championship (2): 1994, 1996
1st, gold medalist(s) IHL Cup (1): 1994
1st, gold medalist(s) IIHF Continental Cup (1): 2006
1st, gold medalist(s) European Cup (1): 1996

1st, gold medalist(s) Lada Cup (1): 2015

Runners-up[edit]

2nd, silver medalist(s) Russian Superleague (2): 1997, 2005
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Russian Superleague (2): 2003, 2004
2nd, silver medalist(s) IHL Championship (2): 1993, 1995
2nd, silver medalist(s) IHL Cup (2): 1993, 1995
2nd, silver medalist(s) European Cup (1): 1994
2nd, silver medalist(s) Spengler Cup (1): 1995

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2008–09 56 21 22 5 84 120 116 3rd, Kharlamov Lost in Preliminary Round, 2-3 (CSKA Moscow)
2009–10 56 14 31 9 55 115 173 6th, Kharlamov Did not qualify
2010–11 56 15 36 2 53 130 184 10th, Western Did not qualify
2011–12 53 18 22 8 72 160 152 7th, Western Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-3 (Dizel Penza)
2012–13 52 24 17 6 88 149 130 9th, VHL Lost in Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Toros Neftekamsk)
2013–14 50 19 15 7 82 130 113 11th, VHL Lost in Quarterfinals, 2-4 (HC Kuban)
2014–15 60 16 32 4 68 130 158 6th, Kharlamov Did not qualify
2015–16 60 22 30 8 69 120 153 7th, Kharlamov Did not qualify
2016–17 60 21 32 7 65 146 180 7th, Kharlamov Did not qualify
2017–18 56 16 34 6 50 105 149 6th, Kharlamov Did not qualify

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated March 2, 2018.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
14 Russia Rafael Akhmetov F L 29 2016 Leninogorsk, Russia
9 Canada Carter Ashton LW L 27 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
18 Russia Georgy Belousov (A) LW R 27 2014 Korkino, Russian SFSR
71 Russia Stanislav Bocharov LW L 27 2014 Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR
55 Canada Chay Genoway D L 31 2017 Morden, Manitoba, Canada
13 Russia Yefim Gurkin D L 25 2015 Ufa, Russia
29 United States Shane Harper RW R 29 2017 Valencia, California, United States
43 Russia Kirill Kapustin LW L 25 2017 Yaroslavl, Russia
5 Russia Dmitri Kostromitin (A) D L 28 2016 Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
40 Russia Alexander Lazushin G L 30 2017 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR
24 Russia Vladimir Malenkikh D L 37 2015 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
36 Russia Alexei Mastryukov LW L 26 2010 Togliatti, Russia
82 Russia Anton Morenets D L 22 2015 Barnaul, Russia
15 Russia Alexander Nesterov RW L 32 2017 Moscow, Russian SFSR
12 Czech Republic Jiri Novotny C R 35 2017 Pelhřimov, Czechoslovakia
33 Russia Igor Skorokhodov RW L 32 2017 Cherepovets, Russian SFSR
7 Russia Sergei Soin (A) C L 36 2017 Moscow, Russian SFSR
6 Russia Dmitry Vorobyov D L 32 2017 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
2 Russia Denis Yezhov (C) D L 33 2017 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
16 Russia Denis Zernov F L 22 2016 Chelyabinsk, Russia


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Attacks Force Lada Coach To Quit". russianhockey.us. 2001-07-18. Retrieved 2001-07-18. 
  2. ^ "The Team of Lada". Lada Togliatti. Retrieved 2018-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Lada Togliatti roster". Kontinental Hockey League. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 

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