HDD Olimpija Ljubljana

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HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
HDD Olimpija.png
City Ljubljana, Slovenia
League Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
(2007–present)
Slovenian Championship
(1991–present)
Yugoslav Hockey League
(1937–1991)
Founded 1928; 89 years ago (1928)
(as SK Ilirija)[1]
Operated 1928–present
Home arena Tivoli Hall
(Capacity: 4,000)
Colors

Green, white, black

              
Head coach Bojan Zajc
Captain Aleš Mušič
Affiliates HK Olimpija
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–present HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Championships
Slovenian Championship 15 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Yugoslav Championship 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 15 Slovenian championships. They won ten consecutive titles between 1995 and 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 (2012–2016)
  • HDD Olimpija Ljubljana (2016–present)

Arena[edit]

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

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2007–08
Winners (13): 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1983–84
Runners-up (13): 1947–48, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1964–65, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1987–88, 1990–91
Winners (4): 1969, 1972, 1975, 1987
Winners (15): 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
Runners-up (10): 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2014–15, 2016–17
Winners (4): 1993–94, 1995–96, 2000, 2015–16
  • Slovenian Ice Hockey Supercup:
Winners (1): 2016
Winners (2): 2000–01, 2001–02
Runners-up (1): 1997
Third place (1): 1995
  • Karawankencup
Winners (4): 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979
  • Alpencup
Winners (1): 1972
Winners (3): 2000, 2002, 2004

Current roster[edit]

Updated on April 6, 2017.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
77 Slovenia Batič, UrošUroš Batič D L 21 2015 Slovenia
64 Canada Bussieres, RaphaelRaphael Bussieres LW L 23 2016 Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
30 Slovenia Spreitzer, TilenTilen Spreitzer G L 20 2016 Slovenia
91 Slovenia Alagić, AdisAdis Alagić C L 22 2016 Villach, Austria
72 Slovenia Čepon, KristjanKristjan Čepon D L 21 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 Slovenia Gorše, EnesEnes Gorše RW L 27 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia
5 Slovenia Chvatal, AljažAljaž Chvatal RW R 21 2015 Ljubljana, Slovenia
31 United States Frazee, JeffJeff Frazee G L 30 2016 Edina, Minnesota, United States
88 Slovenia Zajc, MihaMiha Zajc C L 20 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 Slovenia Čepon, MarkMark Čepon D L 19 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia
12 Sweden Gabor, GilbertGilbert Gabor LW L 21 2016 Stockholm, Sweden
6 Slovenia Groznik, BoštjanBoštjan Groznik D L 34 2002 Brezje, SFR Yugoslavia
14 Slovenia Hočevar, MatejMatej Hočevar RW R 35 2005 Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
19 Slovenia Koren, GalGal Koren C L 25 2015 Domžale, Slovenia
16 Slovenia Mušič, AlešAleš Mušič (C) C L 34 2000 Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
9 Slovenia Pem, NikNik Pem C L 21 2015 Jesenice, Slovenia
11 Slovenia Pešut, ŽigaŽiga Pešut LW L 24 2013 Maribor, Slovenia
23 Slovenia Planko, DavidDavid Planko D R 23 2014 Celje, Slovenia
81 Slovenia Potočnik, KrištofKrištof Potočnik C L 20 2015 Kranj, Slovenia
55 Slovenia Raišp, JakobJakob Raišp G L 22 2016 Maribor, Slovenia
29 Slovenia Ropret, AnžeAnže Ropret LW R 27 2008 Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
45 Slovenia Selan, MaksMaks Selan D L 28 2015 Jesenice, SFR Yugoslavia
41 Slovenia Uduč, AljažAljaž Uduč LW L 22 2013 Celje, Slovenia
18 Slovenia Ograjenšek, TimTim Ograjenšek RW L 21 2016 Celje, Slovenia
25 Slovenia Snoj, ČrtČrt Snoj C L 26 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia
84 Slovenia Srpčič, Žan LukaŽan Luka Srpčič D L 21 2014 Jesenice, Slovenia
96 Russia Reyn, NikitaNikita Reyn C L 20 2016 Russia
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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