Kharkivski Akuly

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Kharkiv Sharks team logo 2012.png
Nickname "Sharks"
City Kharkiv
League Professional Hockey League
Founded 2008
Home arena LA Saltovsky Ice[1]
(capacity: 430)
President Ukraine Serhiy Kovalev
Head coach Ukraine Dmytro Yakushyn
Franchise history
HC Kharkivski Akuly

Hockey Club Kharkivski Akuly (Ukrainian: ХК Харківські Акули, English: Kharkiv Sharks Hockey Club) is a Ukrainian ice hockey club based in Kharkiv. They were a founding member of the Professional Hockey League of Ukraine.


The Kharkivski Akuly were established in 2008 as an amateur ice hockey club, taking part in the Open Championship of Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast, winning the local championship itself in 2011.[2] Following this, the team became a founding member of the Professional Hockey League of Ukraine, placing 6th in the eight-team inaugural season. Following the season, the team opted to revert to amateur play and focus on acting as a junior hockey team; acting as a farm team for HC Dynamo Kharkov.[3]


Team captains[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

  • Ukraine Oleh Panasenko, 2011–11
  • Ukraine Yevhen Hladchenko, 2011–2012
  • Ukraine Dmytro Yakushyn, 2012


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