HC Kladno

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Rytíři Kladno
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City Kladno, Czech Republic
League Czech 1. Liga
Founded 1924 (1924)
Home arena Zimní Stadion (Capacity: 5,200)
Colours white, blue          
Owner(s) Czech Republic Jaromír Jágr
Head coach Czech Republic Jindřich Lidický
Captain Czech Republic Václav Skuhravý
Website www.hc-kladno.cz

Hockey Club Kladno, also known as Rytíři Kladno (Kladno Knights) is a Czech professional ice hockey team based in the city of Kladno. They are currently a member of the Czech 1. Liga following relegation at the conclusion of the 2013–2014 season of the Czech Extraliga.[1] The team president is Jaromír Jágr, the father of NHL player Jaromír Jágr who owns part.

History[edit]

Kladno was a particularly strong team in the late 1970s, when it won four consecutive league titles (1975–1978), and again in 1980. The team's star, Milan Nový, was league MVP in 1977, 1981, and 1982, and won six scoring titles. František Pospíšil was league MVP in 1971 and 1972.

Jaromír Jágr played for his hometown Kladno for parts of four seasons, including during the NHL lockouts in 1994, 2004, and 2012.

During the 2010–2011 season, the team was docked 6 points for having used players who were not correctly registered to the club, an affair which also involved the clubs BK Mladá Boleslav and HC Plzeň.[2]

Club names[edit]

  • 1924 – HOSK Kladno
  • 1948 – Sokol Kladno
  • 1977 – Poldi SONP Kladno
  • 1995 – HC Poldi Kladno
  • 1997 – HC Velvana Kladno
  • 2000 – HC Vagnerplast Kladno
  • 2003 – HC Rabat Kladno
  • 2007 – HC GEUS OKNA Kladno
  • 2010 – HC Vagnerplast Kladno
  • 2011 – Rytíři Kladno

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Czechoslovakia Championships (6): 1959, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) European Championships (1): 1977

NHL alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hokej.cz/cz/1-liga/
  2. ^ "Rozhodnuto: Plzeň, Mladá Boleslav i Kladno přijdou o body". Česká televize (in Czech). 19 November 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 

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