HC Sibir Novosibirsk
|Sibir Novosibirsk Oblast
Сибирь Новосибирская область
|Home arena||Ice Sports Palace Sibir
|General manager||Kirill Fastovsky|
|Head coach||Andrei Skabelka|
|Affiliate(s)||Yermak Angarsk (VHL)
Sibirskie Snaypery (MHL)
Hockey Club Sibir Novosibirsk Oblast (Russian: ХК Сибирь, English: Siberia HC), also known as HC Sibir or Sibir Novosibirsk, is a Russian professional ice hockey team based in Novosibirsk. They are members of the Chernyshev Division in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Ice hockey was introduced to Novosibirsk in 1948 by Ivan Tsyba, who returned from a hockey seminar in Moscow with equipment to play the sport. Immediately popular amongst the populace, the local sports society, Dynamo, decided to establish a hockey team. The first hockey rink was built in autumn 1948 near the Ob River. A second rink was built in February 1949, at the Spartak Stadium. Several teams played in Novosibirsk in this era, the strongest being Dynamo. They were promoted to the Soviet Championship League for the 1954–55 season, finishing in ninth place overall, out of ten teams. They would finish as high as ninth two more times in the Soviet era, in both 1956–57 and 1959–60 (when the league had 16 and 18 teams, respectively). A youth team was formed in 1954, to serve as a development club for the senior team. In its first season of play, it won bronze in the national championship.
In 1962, owing to financial difficulties, Dynamo merged with another team in Novosibirsk, Khimik. Though Dynamo played in the top division, it's equipment was of a lesser quality than Khimik, which played in the lowest division and was run by a local chemical factory; the resulting team was renamed Sibir Novosibirsk.
During the first decades of its history, Sibir was subsequently relegated between the elite and second rate divisions of the Soviet and Russian hockey championships until it finally settled in the Superleague after the 2002–03 season.
After the formation of the KHL, the team had to change 50% of its roster. Starting with the 2009–10 season, the head coach position was taken by Andrei Tarasenko, a former Novosibirsk forward and a father of the club's young winger Vladimir Tarasenko, who led Sibir to its first Gagarin Cup playoffs in 2011.
Vysshaya Liga (2): 1993, 2002
Etela-Saimaa Lappeenranta (1): 2012
Gagarin Cup (1): 2015
Season-by-season KHL record
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|2008–09||56||15||28||5||64||146||178||5th, Kharlamov||Evgeny Lapin (40 points: 22 G, 18 A; 55 GP)||Did not qualify|
|2009–10||56||15||30||1||63||147||190||4th, Chernyshev||Alexander Boikov (37 points: 16 G, 21 A; 56 GP)||Did not qualify|
|2010–11||54||22||21||4||83||133||131||3rd, Chernyshev||Igor Mirnov (40 points: 16 G, 24 A; 53 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)|
|2011–12||54||12||27||2||57||132||154||6th, Chernyshev||Vladimir Tarasenko (38 points: 18 G, 20 A; 39 GP)||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||52||21||17||3||84||124||119||4th, Chernyshev||Jori Lehterä (48 points: 17 G, 31 A; 52 GP)||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Avangard Omsk)|
|2013–14||54||22||18||1||87||125||117||3rd, Chernyshev||Jori Lehterä (44 points: 12 G, 32 A; 48 GP)||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 0–4 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)|
|2014–15||60||34||20||2||111||176||125||1st, Chernyshev||Jonas Enlund (45 points: 17 G, 28 A; 52 GP)||Lost in Conference Finals, 1–4 (Ak Bars Kazan)|
|2015–16||60||36||15||9||105||155||133||2nd, Chernyshev||Sergei Shumakov (33 points: 20 G, 13 A; 59 GP)||Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)|
|2016–17||60||28||25||7||83||133||138||6th, Chernyshev||Maxim Shalunov (37 points: 19 G, 18 A; 49 GP)||Did not qualify|
All-time KHL point leaders
'Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes, PPG = Powerplay Goals, SHG = Shorthanded Goals, GWG = Game Winning Goals'
- "От "Динамо" до "Сибири" (From "Dinamo" to "Sibir")". Газета «Молодость Сибири» (Newspaper "Youth of Siberia") (in Russian). 6 (4710). 2–8 February 2011.
- "Как играл "Спартак" (How "Spartak" played)". Газета «Молодость Сибири» (Newspaper "Youth of Siberia") (in Russian). 10 (4714). 2–8 March 2011.
- "Как играло "Динамо" в элите (How "Dinamo" played in the elite)". Газета «Молодость Сибири» (Newspaper "Youth of Siberia") (in Russian). 6 (4710). 2–8 February 2011.
- Stain, Vitaly (1–7 February 2012). "К 50-летию "Сибири" (To the 50th anniversary of "Sibir")". Газета «Молодость Сибири» (Newspaper "Youth of Siberia") (in Russian). 6 (4762).
- "Сибирь" изменит официальное название со следующего сезона (in Russian). championat.com.
- "HC Sibir Roster" (in Russian). www.hcsibir.ru. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
- "Sibir Novosibirsk team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
- HC Sibir KHL Points Leaders | QuantHockey.com Retrieved March 26, 2011
- (in Russian) Sibir Novosibirsk official website