Mountfield HK

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Mountfield HK
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City Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
League Czech Extraliga
Founded 1925 (1925)
Home arena FORTUNA Aréna Hradec Králové
Colors               
General manager Aleš Kmoníček
Head coach Václav Sýkora
Captain Jaroslav Bednář
Website www.mountfieldhk.cz

Mountfield Hokejový Klub is a professional men's ice hockey club based in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. It is a member of the Czech Extraliga. The club was formed after the original HC Mountfield was unable to resolve a sponsorship dispute.[1]

History[edit]

Mountfield HK aligns itself with the history of Královští Lvi, a club formed in Hradec Kralove in 1926 that operated a men's team until 2013. In the meantime, Mountfield a.s., a Czech-based home and garden retailer, owned and operated a hockey club in České Budějovice from 2006 to 2013.

Following the 2012–13 season, the Czech Extraliga reached a sponsorship deal with Radegast to sell its beer in all Extraliga arenas. This agreement conflicted with the naming rights deal České Budějovice already had with Budweiser Budvar Brewery for their arena. Under the agreement, the club and the city would face stiff penalties for selling any beer other than Budvar products.[2][3] Unable to resolve the dispute, the club decided on June 18, 2013 that no agreement could be reached between the parties involved and voted to immediately relocate to Hradec Králové for the 2013–14 season.[4][5]

Since then, Královští Lvi has been Mountfield HK's youth program, while Motor České Budějovice inherited Hradec Králové's spot in the Czech 1.liga.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 28, 2013.[6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
65 Czech Republic Červený, RudolfRudolf Červený LW L 28 2009 České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
27 Slovakia Dej, RastislavRastislav Dej LW L 28 2012 Považská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
7 Slovakia Frühauf, PeterPeter Frühauf D L 35 2012 Prešov, Czechoslovakia
70 Czech Republic Jank, BohumilBohumil Jank D L 25 2012 Milevsko, Czechoslovakia
31 Czech Republic Kantor, PavelPavel Kantor G L 25 2010
91 Czech Republic Knotek, TomášTomáš Knotek LW L 27 2012 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
3 Czech Republic Kolarz, MichaelMichael Kolarz D R 30 2010
12 Czech Republic Kotalík, AlešAleš Kotalík (UFA) RW R 38 2011 Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
Czech Republic Koutský, VladislavVladislav Koutský G L 32 2013 Náchod, Czechoslovakia
93 Czech Republic Kříž, LukášLukáš Kříž D L 23 2008
55 Czech Republic Květoň, LukášLukáš Květoň C L 35 2002 Tábor, Czechoslovakia
84 Czech Republic Langhammer, JakubJakub Langhammer LW R 32 2010 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
8 Czech Republic Marek, JakubJakub Marek F L 26 2005
85 Slovakia Mikuš, PeterPeter Mikuš D L 32 2011 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
47 Czech Republic Podlešák, MartinMartin Podlešák RW L 34 2010 Mělník, Czechoslovakia
19 Czech Republic Prokop, TomášTomáš Prokop D L 23 2008
2 Czech Republic Ptáček, FrantišekFrantišek Ptáček (A) D R 42 2009 Prague, Czechoslovakia
37 Czech Republic Rousek, TomášTomáš Rousek LW L 23 2007 České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
22 Czech Republic Šimánek, JiříJiří Šimánek (C) C R 38 1996 České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
10 Slovakia Suja, JakubJakub Suja RW L 28 2012 Košice, Czechoslovakia
71 Czech Republic Švihálek, MichalMichal Švihálek LW L 24 2006 Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic
9 Czech Republic Vráblík, RomanRoman Vráblík D L 27 2008
81 Slovakia Vydarený, RenéRené Vydarený (A) D L 36 2005 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia


References[edit]

  1. ^ "V Českých Budějovicích kvůli sporu o pivo mohou přijít o extraligový hokej" (in Czech). ihned.cz. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  2. ^ "V Českých Budějovicích kvůli sporu o pivo mohou přijít o extraligový hokej" (in Czech). ihned.cz. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  3. ^ Tuniz, Davide (2013-06-06). "The War of the Beers". eurohockey.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Hradec Králové schválil přesun HC Mountfield" (in Czech). ceskatelevize.cz. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  5. ^ Tuniz, Davide (2013-06-29). "HC Mountfield definitely moves to Hradec Kralove". eurohockey.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Mountfield HK \ Soupiska muži 2013/2014" (in Czech). www.mountfieldhk.cz. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 

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