MsHK Žilina

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MsHK Žilina
MsHK Žilina logo.svg
Nickname Vlci
City Žilina, Slovakia
League Tipsport Liga
Founded 1925 (1925)
Home arena Garmin Arena
(capacity 6,200)
Colours yellow, green, black
General manager Slovakia Milan Čanky
Head coach Slovakia Pavol Paukovček

Mestský Hokejový Klub Žilina is a professional Slovak ice hockey club based in Žilina. The club has won the Slovak league championship in 2006. The team is nicknamed Vlci, it means Wolves in English.


The club was founded on 25 January 1925 as ŠK Žilina. They played first official game against Slávia Banská Bystrica on 16 December 1928. Žilina was beaten 0–3. They competed in the Championship of Central Slovakia before and during World War II. In the 1931–32 season they won this championship. After WW II and restored Czechoslovakia they played in the Czechoslovak Extraliga two seasons. Žilina finished last in the 1951–52 season and the 1952–53 season. They won the 1964–65 1. SNHL season and promoted to the qualification for the Czechoslovak Extraliga. In the qualification round they lost all games and did not promote. After dissolution of Czechoslovakia they were included to the Slovak 1.Liga, second level of Slovak hockey. Žilina won the 2000–01 Slovak 1.Liga season and promoted to the Slovak Extraliga first time. In the 2005–06 season they reached the most remarkable success. Žilina won the Slovak Extraliga first time after beating HK Poprad 4–3 in the final series. Michal Hreus was the top scorer of Žilina in the playoffs, recording 15 points (7G+8A). Through the victory in Extraliga they gained an option to play with the best European ice hockey teams in the IIHF European Champions Cup. Žilina was defeated 0–7 by HPK in first game but then won 4–2 against HC Sparta Praha and finished second in the Ragulin division.




Current roster[edit]

Updated June 23, 2018.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
1 Slovakia Maroš Mikoláš G L 23 2012 Žilina, Slovakia
28 Slovakia Tomáš Harant D L 38 2011 Žilina, Slovakia


  1. ^ "Team – MsHK Žilina" (in Slovak). Retrieved 2012-10-20. 

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