HC Lada Togliatti

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Lada Togliatti
HC Lada Togliatti Logo.svg
Full name

Hockey Club Lada

  • HC Torpedo
    1976-1989
Founded 1976
Based in Tolyatti
Arena Lada Arena
(capacity: 5,903)
League

KHL
2008-2010, 2014-present

Team colors               
Owner(s) AvtoVAZ
Head coach Russia Sergey Svetlov
Affiliates Ladya Togliatti (MHL)
Website www.hclada.ru

HC Lada (Russian: ХК Лада) is a Russian professional ice hockey team based in Tolyatti, Russia. They are members of the Kharlamov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Due to a lack of a satisfactory arena the KHL expelled the team. The team dropped one level to the Supreme Hockey League (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.


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 30th, 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 IHL Championship (2): 1994, 1996
1st IHL Cup (1): 1994
1st IIHF Continental Cup (1): 2006
1st European Cup (1): 1996

Runners-up[edit]

2nd Russian Super League (2): 1997, 2005
3rd Russian Super League (2): 2003, 2004
2nd IHL Championship (2): 1993, 1995
2nd IHL Cup (2): 1993, 1995
2nd European Cup (1): 1994
2nd Spengler Cup (1): 1995


Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 27, 2015 .[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18 Russia Belousov, GeorgyGeorgy Belousov LW R 24 2014 Korkino, Russian SFSR
27 Russia Belov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Belov D R 32 2013 Perm, Russian SFSR
57 Russia Bolshakov, AlexanderAlexander Bolshakov D R 23 2015 Mytischi, Russia
71 Russia Bocharov, StanislavStanislav Bocharov LW L 24 2014 Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR
29 Russia Bumagin, AlexanderAlexander Bumagin LW L 28 2015 Belgorod, Russian SFSR
Canada Flood, MarkMark Flood D R 30 2015 Charlottetown, PE, CAN
13 Russia Gurkin, YefimYefim Gurkin D L 22 2015 Ufa, Russia
97 Russia Guryanov, DenisDenis Guryanov RW L 18 2015 Togliatti, Russia
37 Russia Kasutin, IvanIvan Kasutin G L 28 2015 Vologda, Russian SFSR
21 Russia Magogin, IgorIgor Magogin C L 33 2015 Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR
24 Russia Malenkikh, VladimirVladimir Malenkikh D L 34 2015 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
36 Russia Mastryukov, AlexeiAlexei Mastryukov LW L 22 2010 Togliatti, Russia
Russia Mokshantsev, AlexanderAlexander Mokshantsev L 20 2015 Penza, Russia
15 Russia Nikitenko, AndreiAndrei Nikitenko (C) C L 36 2014 Tyumen, Russian SFSR
30 Russia Nikulin, AlexanderAlexander Nikulin C L 30 2015 Perm, Soviet Union
82 Russia Putilov, KirillKirill Putilov D L 26 2015 Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR
87 Russia Romanov, StanislavStanislav Romanov D L 28 2014 Saratov, Russian SFSR
1 Russia Semyonov, AlexeiAlexei Semyonov G L 28 2014 Zhigulevsk, Russian SFSR
12 Russia Shenfeld, AntonAnton Shenfeld W L 22 2014 Magnitogorsk, Russia
61 Belarus Stepanov, AndreiAndrei Stepanov RW R 29 2015 Moscow, Russia
23 Russia Streltsov, AlexanderAlexander Streltsov F L 25 2014 Nizhnevartovsk, Russian SFSR
32 Russia Streltsov, VasilyVasily Streltsov C L 25 2014 Nizhnevartovsk, Russian SFSR
19 Russia Valuysky, SemyonSemyon Valuysky LW R 24 2014 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
16 Sweden Viklund, TobiasTobias Viklund D L 29 2013 Kramfors, Sweden
63 Russia Volgin, AlexeiAlexei Volgin D L 25 2015 Samara, Russia
6 Russia Vorobiev, DmitriDmitri Vorobiev (A) D L 29 2014 Togliatti, Russian SFSR
26 Czech Republic Zatovic, MartinMartin Zatovic C L 30 2014 Prague, Czechoslovakia


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.russianhockey.us/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000764 Media Attacks Force Lada Coach To Quit, July 18, 2001
  2. ^ "The Team of Lada". Lada Togliatti. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Lada Togliatti roster". Kontinental Hockey League. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 

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