HDD Olimpija Ljubljana

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HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
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City Ljubljana, Slovenia
League Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
(2007–present)
Slovenian Ice Hockey League
(1991–present)
Yugoslav Hockey League
(1937–1991)
Founded 1928; 88 years ago (1928) (as SK Ilirija)[1]
Home arena Tivoli Hall
(Capacity: 4,000)
Colors

Green, White, Black

              
Head coach Bojan Zajc
Captain Aleš Mušič
Affiliates HK Olimpija Ljubljana
Website Official website
Franchise history
1929–1942 SK Ilriia
1945–1946 HK Udarnik
1946–1947 HK Triglav
1947–1948 HK Enotnost
1948–1962 HK Ljubljana
1962–2001 HK Olimpija Ljubljana
2001– HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Championships
Slovenian Champions 14 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Yugoslav Champions 13 (1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984)
Active sport clubs of Olimpija
Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Football Basketball Hockey

Hokejsko Drsalno Društvo Olimpija Ljubljana, commonly referred to as HDD Olimpija or simply Olimpija, is a Slovenian professional ice hockey team that plays in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. They play their home games at the Tivoli Hall in Ljubljana. Olimpija has won 13 Yugoslav championships and 14 Slovenian championships. They won 10 consecutive times from 1995 to 2004.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1928 as SK Ilirija.[1] It was the first club on the territory of Yugoslavia to play organized ice hockey under the Canadian rules. In the 2007–08 season, their first in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, they made it all the way to the Finals, but lost 4 games to 2 against EC Red Bull Salzburg. The current main sponsor (as of 2012) of the team is Telemach, the leading Slovenian provider of cable TV, telephony and broadband internet services.[2]

Club names through history
  • SK Ilrija (1928–1942)
  • HK Udarnik (1946)
  • HK Triglav (1947)
  • HK Enotnost (1948)
  • HK Ljubljana (1949–1961)
  • HK Olimpija Ljubljana (1962–1984)
  • HK Olimpija Kompas (1985–1990)
  • HK Olimpija Hertz (1991–1998)
  • HDD ZM Olimpija (2001–2008)
  • HDD Tilia Olimpija (2008–2012)
  • HDD Telemach Olimpija (2012–)

Arena[edit]

The team play their home matches at the Tivoli Hall complex, a 4,000 all-seated multi-purpose indoor hall in Ljubljana.

Supporters[edit]

The club has two official supporter groups. One is the Ultras group Green Dragons and the other a smaller but more active group called Ledeni Zmaji (Ice Dragons).

Honours[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated February 5, 2016.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
72 Slovenia Čepon, KristjanKristjan Čepon D L 20 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
6 Slovenia Groznik, BoštjanBoštjan Groznik D L 33 2002 Brezje, SFR Yugoslavia
35 Canada Roy, OlivierOlivier Roy G L 24 2015 Amqui, Quebec, Canada
14 Slovenia Hočevar, MatejMatej Hočevar RW R 33 2005 Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
9 Slovenia Pem, NikNik Pem LW L 20 2015 Jesenice, Slovenia
12 Slovenia Sitar, NikNik Sitar F L 19 2015 Slovenia
61 Slovenia Kalan, LukaLuka Kalan C L 22 2014 Kranj, Slovenia
20 Slovenia Koblar, GregorGregor Koblar RW L 23 2013 Jesenice, Slovenia
37 Slovenia Koren, GalGal Koren C L 24 2014 Domžale, Slovenia
25 Slovenia Hadžič, SebastjanSebastjan Hadžič C L 21 2015 Jesenice, Slovenia
17 Slovenia Logar, MihaMiha Logar D R 20 2014 Kranj, Slovenia
63 Netherlands Nagtzaam, NardoNardo Nagtzaam LW L 25 2015 Nijmegen, Netherlands
16 Slovenia Mušič, AlešAleš Mušič (C) C L 33 2000 Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
11 Slovenia Pešut, ŽigaŽiga Pešut LW L 23 2013 Maribor, Slovenia
34 Slovenia Chvatal, AljažAljaž Chvatal RW R 20 2015 Slovenia
64 Slovenia Batič, UrošUroš Batič D L 20 2015 Slovenia
23 Slovenia Planko, DavidDavid Planko D R 22 2014 Celje, Slovenia
29 Slovenia Ropret, AnžeAnže Ropret LW R 26 2008 Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
44 Slovenia Selan, MaksMaks Selan D L 27 2015 Jesenice, SFR Yugoslavia
18 Slovenia Tavželj, AndrejAndrej Tavželj D L 31 2015 Kovor, SFR Yugoslavia
7 Slovenia Potočnik, KrištofKrištof Potočnik C L 19 2015 Kranj, Slovenia
33 Slovenia Sotlar, JureJure Sotlar RW R 22 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
95 Slovenia Trelc, TomažTomaž Trelc G L 20 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
41 Slovenia Uduč, AljažAljaž Uduč LW L 21 2013 Celje, Slovenia
71 Slovenia Zdešar, JakaJaka Zdešar LW R 23 2012 Ljubljana, Slovenia
77 Slovenia Ulamec, LukaLuka Ulamec LW L 18 2015 Slovenia
Staff
Title Staff
Head Coach Bojan Zajc
Assistant Coach /
Goalkeeper Coach Peter Škrabelj
Team Leader Jože Kovač
Equipment manager Andrej Vidmar
Physiotherapist Aljaž Nadižar
Team Doctor Dr. Andrej Gadžijev
Public relations Tomaž Langerholz
Scout / Head of Junior Bojan Zajc

Team captains (since 1988)[edit]

Former NHL players, who played for Olimpija[edit]

Head Coaches (since 1989)[edit]

  • Soviet Union Nikolai Ladygin, 1989–1990
  • Soviet Union Alexander Astashev, 1990–1991
  • Slovenia Štefan Seme, 1991–1992
  • Czech Republic Peter Janoš, 1992–1993
  • United States Brad Buetow, 1993–1994
  • Slovenia Pavle Kavčič, 1994–1995, 1995–1996, 1996–1997
  • Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj, 1997–1998, 1998–1999
  • Canada Bud Stefanski, 1998–1999
  • Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj, 1999–2000
  • Slovenia Marjan Gorenc, 2000–2001, 2001–2002
  • United States Chris Imes, 2002–2003
  • Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj, 2003–2004, 2004–2005
  • Slovenia Andrej Brodnik, 2005–2006
  • Russia Ildar Rahmatullin, 2006–2007, 2007–2008
  • United States Mike Posma, 2007–2008, 2008–2009
  • Canada Randy Edmonds, 2008–2009
  • Slovenia Bojan Zajc, 2008–2009
  • Canada France Dany Gelinas, 2009–2010
  • Finland Hannu Järvenpää, 2009–2012
  • Finland Heikki Mälkiä, 2012–2012
  • Slovenia Bojan Zajc, 2012–2014
  • Slovenia Ivo Jan, 2014
  • Germany Fabian Dahlem, 2014–

Retired numbers[edit]

  • 24 – Tomaž Vnuk, C, 1987–2009[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HDD Telemach Olimpija" (in Slovenian). hokej.si. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Telemach reach sports agreement with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana". Telemach. 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  3. ^ "HDD Olimpija Ljubljana - Team -Roster" (in Slovenian). HDD Olimpija Ljubljana. 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Vnuks jersey retired at Tivoli". Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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