HC Spartak Moscow
|2015–16 KHL season|
|Full name||Spartak Moscow|
"Red & Whites"
"The People's Team"
|Head coach||German Titov|
|Affiliates||Sokol Krasnoyarsk (VHL)
MHK Spartak (MHL)
HC Spartak (Russian: ХК Спартак Москва, English: Spartak Moskva) is a professional ice hockey team based in Moscow, Russia. They played in the Tarasov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League during the 2013–14 season. However, the team did not participate in the KHL league the 2014–15 season because of financial issues.
One of the sections of the Spartak Moscow sports club, HC Spartak Moscow was established in 1946. They have won the Soviet Championship four times, and have also had European-level success in the Spengler Cup, which they have won five times.
Unfortunately for its fans, the financial state of the team was becoming worse and worse since the beginning of 2006. After the season, a Russian businessman and huge Spartak fan, Vadim Melkov, volunteered to find suitable sponsorship for his favorite team. After negotiations, the Government of Moscow agreed to cover all of team debts. Some preliminary agreements about team sale were achieved as well. However, Melkov died during the S7 Airlines plane crash of July 9, 2006. All the deal proposals were cancelled. After a month of struggling to improve the financial situation, it was decided by Spartak management to disband the team for a year.
On 13 January 2016, Russian fans threw two bananas on the ice after HC Spartak Moscow lost 4:1 in a KHL match at home to Medveščak Zagreb, for which the apparent target, Edwin Hedberg, played. Hedberg himself admitted he encountered it for the first time, adding that "things like this shouldn't happen but unfortunately they do", while Medveščak's head coach, Gordie Dwyer, said that he was upset with the fans' behavior, and "this obviously has no place in sport". Later on, Spartak Moscow had issued an official apology to both Medveščak and Hedberg, affirming that video cameras at Sokolniki Arena had helped identify two offenders who will now be banned from attending hockey games. The cameras also recorded the hooting from the stands during an episode with Hedberg on 35th minute of the match. The Kontinental Hockey League had fined Spartak Moscow 700,000 rubles ($9,135) for the racist incident and "seriously warned" about the future conduct of their fans, adding that "breaches linked to the incitement of racial, ethnic, or international discord are unacceptable".
Soviet League Championship (11): 1948, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1991
Soviet League Championship (9): 1947, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1992
USSR Cup (2): 1967, 1977
European Cup (2): 1970, 1977
Spengler Cup (1): 1982
Spengler Cup (1): 1978
Ahearne Cup (1): 1970
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|2008–09||56||26||21||1||93||173||158||3rd Bobrov||Branko Radivojevič (43 points: 17 G, 26 A; 49 GP)||Lost in Quarterfinals, 3-0 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)|
|2009–10||56||24||20||0||92||178||168||3rd, Bobrov||Branko Radivojevič (55 points: 18 G, 37 A; 56 GP)||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 4-2 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)|
|2010–11||54||24||22||3||82||129||142||3rd, Bobrov||Štefan Ružička (32 points: 17 G, 15 A; 47 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 4-0 (SKA Saint Petersburg)|
|2011–12||54||17||27||2||64||124||163||5th, Bobrov||Štefan Ružička (39 points: 22 G, 17 A; 53 GP)||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||52||11||28||2||52||106||151||7th, Tarasov||Branko Radivojevič (21 points: 4 G, 17 A; 50 GP)||Did not qualify|
|2013–14||54||12||28||2||58||105||147||7th, Tarasov||Vyacheslav Kozlov (27 points: 8 G, 19 A; 54 GP)||Did not qualify|
|2014–15||Did not participate|
- Nikolai Borschevsky (1989–92, 1994–95, 1996–98)
- Vitali Prokhorov (1983–92, 1994–95, 1997–98)
- Alexander Selivanov (1988–94)
- Danny Markov (1993–97)
- Pavel Bure (1994–95)
- Ilya Kovalchuk (1999–2001)
- Oleg Petrov (2012–13)
- Vyacheslav Kozlov (2012–14)
- Martin Cibák(2009–11)
- Stefan Ruzicka (2008–13)
- Branko Radivojevič (2008–11, 2012–13)
- Tom Wandell (2013–present)
- Deron Quint (2013–14)
- Matt Anderson (2013–14)
- Dominik Hašek (2010–11)
All-time KHL scoring leaders
'Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes, PPG = Powerplay Goals, SHG = Shorthanded Goals, GWG = Game Winning Goals'
- "У министра конструктивная позиция по легионерам". 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
- "Regular Season Format Unveiled". 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
-  "Sovetski Sport" newspaper, August 11th, 2006.
- "KHL in racism probe after banana throwing at Spartak game". Associated Press. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
- Rogovitskiy, Dmitriy (January 15, 2016). "Spartak Moscow fined for banana-throwing incident". Reuters. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
- ""Spartak" will ban bananas thrown on the ice fan to go to the KHL". LatestNewsResource. Lenta.ru. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
- "Russian ice hockey club Spartak Moscow fined for fan racism". theguardian.com. January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
- "Spartak Team Players" (in Russian). www.spartak.ru. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- "Spartak Moscow team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
- HC Spartak Moscow KHL Scoring Leaders | QuantHockey.com Retrieved March 26, 2011