HC Spartak St. Petersburg

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HC Spartak St. Petersburg
HC Spartak Moscow Logo.svg
City St. Petersburg, Russia
Founded 1947
Home arena Dworez Sporta Spartak
Colours Red, white
Franchise history
1947-1965 HC Spartak Leningrad
1996-2007 HC Spartak St. Petersburg

HC Spartak St. Petersburg (Russian: ХК Спартак Санкт-Петербург) was an ice hockey team in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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The club was founded in 1947 as HC Spartak Leningrad and began playing the second-level Soviet league, the II gruppa. They participated in the Soviet Championship League during the 1962-63 season, but were relegated back to the second-level league after only one season in the top league. The club played in the second-level league until it was disbanded in 1965.

The club was revived as HC Spartak St. Petersburg in 1996. Initially operating only as a junior team, a senior team was founded in 1997 and began participating in the third-level Russian league, the Pervaya Liga. They played in the second-level league organized by the Russian Ice Hockey Federation during the 1998-99 season. They then participated in the Vysshaya Liga from the 1999-2000 season until they folded after the 2006-07 season.

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