HDD Jesenice

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HDD Jesenice
HDD Jesenice Logo.png
CityJesenice, Slovenia
LeagueAlps Hockey League
Slovenian League
Founded2013; 6 years ago (2013)
Operated2013–present
Home arenaPodmežakla Hall
ColoursRed, black, white
              
Head coachMarcel Rodman
AffiliatesHD Hidria Jesenice
WebsiteHDDJesenice.si
Franchise history
2013–2014Team Jesenice
2014–presentHDD Jesenice
Championships
Slovenian Champions2015, 2017, 2018

Hokejsko drsalno društvo Jesenice, commonly referred to as HDD Jesenice or simply Jesenice, is a Slovenian ice hockey team based in Jesenice. They are members of the Alps Hockey League and Slovenian Ice Hockey League. HDD Jesenice was founded in 2013 as Team Jesenice before changing to their current name for the 2014–15 season. Jesenice previously competed in the Inter-National League from 2013 to 2016 before it was merged into the Alps Hockey League. The club won their first Slovenian Ice Hockey League in the 2014–15 season and as a result qualified for the 2015–16 IIHF Continental Cup. Jesenice plays their home games at the Podmežakla Hall. The team is also known as SIJ Acroni Jesenice due to sponsorship reasons.

History[edit]

HDD Jesenice was founded in 2013 under the name of Team Jesenice and joined the Inter-National League (INL) and the Slovenian Ice Hockey League for the 2013–14 season. The team replaced HD Mladi Jesenice in the Slovenian Ice Hockey League who withdrew from the competition after the end of the 2012–13 season due to financial reasons.[1] In their debut Inter-National League season Team Jesenice finished the regular season in eighth place and qualified for the playoffs, however were knocked out in the quarterfinals.[2] Following the end of the Inter-National League season, Team Jesenice joined the 2013–14 Slovenian Ice Hockey League at the playoff stage of the competition.[3] Team Jesenice was drawn against Slavija who they defeated in two games to advance to the final against Olimpija.[4] Team Jesenice went on to lose the final series in two games.[4] Prior to the start of the 2014–15 season the club was renamed to HDD Jesenice. In their second Inter-National League season, Jesenice finished the regular season in third.[5] Going into the playoffs Jesenice was drawn against Slavija for the quarterfinals.[6] They defeated Slavija in four games and advanced to the semifinals against VEU Feldkirch.[6] Jesenice lost the semifinal series in four games.[6] In their second Slovenian Championship season Jesenice finished the regular season in second place, three points behind Olimpija.[7] Following their second-place finish Jesenice advanced straight to the semifinals where they were drawn against the third placed Triglav Kranj.[7] Jesenice defeated in two games and progressed to the final against Olimpija.[7] Jesenice won the finals three games to one, winning their first Slovenian Championship title.[7] As a result of winning the 2014–15 Slovenian Championship Jesenice qualified for the 2015–16 IIHF Continental Cup where they entered in the second round.[8] Jesenice was drawn in Group B of the second round against CH Jaca, Miskolci Jegesmedve and Mogo Riga.[9] Jesenice finished the round-robin Group B tournament in third place and failed to qualify for the third round of the tournament.[9] In the same season, Jesenice also competed in the re-established Slovenian Cup, where they lost in the final against Olimpija.[10]

Jesenice finished the 2015–16 INL regular season in third place, 19 points behind the first placed VEU Feldkirch.[11] The team advanced to the playoffs where they were drawn against the second placed EHC Lustenau in the semifinals.[11] Lustenau went on to defeat Jesenice in three games.[11] In the 2015–16 Slovenian Championship season Jesenice finished first in the standings with nine wins from ten games.[12] In the playoffs Jesenice advanced to the finals after defeating Maribor in the quarterfinals and Celje in the semifinals.[12] Jesenice went on to lose the final to Olimpija after five games.[12] In June 2016 the Inter-National League was merged with the Italian Serie A to form the Alps Hockey League (AHL). HDD Jesenice applied as the only Slovenian member and was accepted into the 16 team league.[13]

In the 2016–17 season, Jesenice won their second national title after defeating Olimpija 3–0 in the finals.[14]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Finish Playoff Ref
2013–14 INL 36 20 0 3 13 160 103 63 8th Lost in quarterfinals (Gherdëina) [15][16][17]
2013–14 Slovenian Hockey League season[a] 0 Lost in finals (Olimpija) [15][18]
2014–15 INL 28 17 1 4 6 141 71 57 3rd Lost in semifinals (Feldkirch) [15][19]
2014–15 Slovenian Hockey League season[b] 12 10 0 0 2 97 23 30 2nd Won in finals (Olimpija) [15][7]
2015–16 INL 32 18 4 1 9 118 76 63 3rd Lost in semifinals (Lustenau) [15][11]
2015–16 Slovenian Hockey League season[b] 10 9 1 0 0 62 13 32 1st Lost in finals (Olimpija) [15][12]
2016–17 AlpsHL 40 24 2 2 12 149 98 78 4th Lost in semifinals (Asiago) [20][15]
2016–17 Slovenian Hockey League season[a] 0 Won in finals (Olimpija) [14][15]
2017–18 AlpsHL 40 26 4 2 8 171 88 88 3rd Lost in semifinals (Ritten) [21][15]
2017–18 Slovenian Hockey League season[a] 0 Won in finals (Olimpija) [22][15]

Tournaments[edit]

Players and personnel[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Team roster for the 2018–19 season[23]

# Nat Name Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
11 Slovenia Luka Kalan F L 25 2016–17 Kranj, Slovenia
47 Slovenia Gašper Glavič F L 21 2015–16 Slovenia
98 Slovenia Blaž Tomaževič F R 21 2016–17 Slovenia
91 Slovenia Tadej Čimžar F L 27 2015–16 Kranj, Slovenia
16 Slovenia Miha Brus (C) F L 32 2013–14 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
23 Slovenia Urban Sodja F R 27 2013–14 Jesenice, Slovenia
33 Canada Clarke Saunders G L 29 2017–18 Brockville, Ontario
76 Slovenia Nik Pem F L 23 2017–18 Jesenice, Slovenia
89 Slovenia Luka Bašič F R 29 2017–18 Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
31 Slovenia Urban Avsenik G R 21 2018–19 Jesenice, Slovenia
25 Slovenia Žiga Kogovšek G L 18 2016–17 Slovenia
27 Slovenia Lan Brun-Rauh D L 19 2017–18 Slovenia
21 Slovenia Gašper Korošec D R 20 2017–18 Slovenia
46 Slovenia Nejc Stojan D L 19 2017–18 Slovenia
8 Slovenia Žiga Urukalo D L 20 2016–17 Slovenia
19 Slovenia Gašper Seršen F L 19 2016–17 Slovenia
88 Slovenia Jaka Sodja F L 19 2016–17 Slovenia
24 Slovenia Jaka Šturm F L 20 2016–17 Slovenia
22 Slovenia Erik Svetina F L 19 2017–18 Slovenia
4 Slovenia Andrej Tavželj D L 35 2017–18 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
12 Slovenia David Rodman F L 35 2018–19 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
7 Slovenia Aljoša Crnovič D L 20 2017–18 Slovenia
18 Slovenia Nik Brglez F L 19 2017–18 Slovenia
15 Slovenia Patrik Rajsar F L 20 2017–18 Slovenia
63 Canada Philippe Paradis F L 28 2018–19 Normandin, Quebec
32 Slovenia Eric Pance F L 28 2018–19 Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
9 Slovenia Rok Avsenek F L 21 2017–18 Slovenia
17 Slovenia Miha Pesjak D L 25 2018–19 Jesenice, Slovenia
75 Canada Mathieu Gagnon D L 26 2018–19 Montreal, Quebec
15 Slovenia Alen Hadžić D L 20 2017–18 Slovenia

Head coaches[edit]

  • Gorazd Rekelj, 2013–2015, replaced by Roman Pristov midway through the 2014–15[24]
  • Roman Pristov, 2014–2015, replaced by Nik Zupančič midseason[25]
  • Nik Zupančič, 2014–2015[26]
  • Dejan Varl, 2015–2016[27]
  • Nik Zupančič, 2016–2017[26]
  • Gaber Glavič, 2017–2018, replaced by Marcel Rodman midway through the 2018–19[28][29]
  • Aleš Burnik, 2018 (caretaker)[28]
  • Marcel Rodman, 2018–present[29]

Notes[edit]

^ a: Jesenice joined the competition for the playoffs only.[30]
^ b: Matches between Slovenian teams in the Inter-National League counted for the national championship as well.[31]

References[edit]

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