Alba Volán Székesfehérvár

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Fehérvár AV19
Alba Volán Székesfehérvár logo.png
City Székesfehérvár, Hungary
League Országos Bajnokság I
Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
Founded 1960
Home arena Ifjabb Ocskay Gábor Ice Hall
(Capacity: 3,600)

Blue, White

General manager Viktor Szélig
Head coach Benoit Laporte
Captain Andrew Sarauer
Website Fehérvár AV19
Franchise history
1960–1998 Székesfehérvári Volán SC
1998–2000 Alba Volán-Riceland
2000–2007 Alba Volán-FeVita
2007–2009 Alba Volánbusz Székesfehérvár
2009–2014 SAPA Fehérvár AV19
2014– Fehérvár AV19
Hungarian Champions 13 (1981, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Fehérvár AV19 is a Hungarian ice hockey team that plays in the Austrian Erste Bank Hockey League. They were founded in 1960 and played from 1978 in the Hungarian Országos Bajnokság I through sorts of affiliations until 2012, claiming the Championship on 13 occasions. They play their home games at Ifjabb Ocskay Gábor Ice Hall in Székesfehérvár. In 2009, the club was renamed after the main sponsor Sapa Profiles Kft Hungary, the Hungarian subsidiary of a Swedish aluminum group.


Székesfehérvári Volán Sports Club was founded in 1960. In 1964–65, the team started playing in outdoor rinks and 10 years later the hockey department came together with the intention of having a professional team. In 1977, the opening of a rink started a new chapter in the history of Hungarian hockey and Volan. At this point, only Budapest and Dunaújváros had suitable structure for hockey. They played their first season in the Hungarian championships in 1977–78, and three years later on the back of Budapest VSC folding and the Sports club benefiting from an influx of BVSC players captured their first Hungarian championship in 1981, becoming the first provincial team to do so.

At the turn of the millennium, Alba Volán-FeVita rose to prominence to become the top team in the nation. This culminated in the series of 10 consecutive championship titles of the Hungarian league from 2003. This turn of domination persuaded the club seek application into the Austrian League for stronger competition. This happened against the background, to better expose the players of the national team in the A-group level. In their first EBEL season in 2007–08, Alba Volánbusz experienced to skill level difference and finished in last place, this was offset however, by the successful Hungarian national team inclusion at the 2008 IIHF World Championships after seventy years back promotion to the highest international division.[1]

Fehérvár AV19' still competed in the Hungarian Championship at first, with the club sourcing a farm team SAPA AV19 Székesfehérvár II in the Championship or the MOL Liga. However after many years of struggling to field a competitive team in 2012 they were unable to participate in the Hungarian Championship, as they were required to enter their second team in the Erste Bank Junior League. They did not directly inform the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation of their decision. This led to angst, however, the club still participated in the Hungarian Cup.


Current roster[edit]

Updated August 22, 2016.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
91 Hungary Bodó, ChristopherChristopher Bodó C R 26 2015 St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
36 Hungary Erdély, CsanádCsanád Erdély C L 21 2016 Dunaújváros, Hungary
29 Hungary Hetényi, ZoltánZoltán Hetényi G L 29 2013 Budapest, Hungary
9 Hungary Kocsis, FerencFerenc Kocsis C L 22 2013 Mór, Hungary
61 Hungary Koger, DánielDániel Koger RW L 28 2014 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
18 Hungary Korbuly, GergelyGergely Korbuly D L 23 2015 Budapest, Hungary
93 Hungary Láday, TamásTamás Láday D L 21 2016 Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
47 Canada Maylan, JustinJustin Maylan C R 27 2016 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
57 Hungary Orbán, AttilaAttila Orbán D L 27 2010 Szekszárd, Hungary
70 Hungary Orbán, BranceBrance Orbán LW L 29 2015 Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
5 Canada Owens, ChrisChris Owens D L 28 2016 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
31 Hungary Rajna, MiklósMiklós Rajna G L 26 2012 Dunaújváros, Hungary
3 Hungary Reisz, AronAron Reisz C R 22 2015 Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
27 Hungary Reiter, AttilaAttila Reiter D L 23 2013 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
65 Hungary Sagert, KalvinKalvin Sagert D L 31 2016 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
55 Hungary Sarauer, AndrewAndrew Sarauer C L 33 2013 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
88 Hungary Sárpátki, RóbertRóbert Sárpátki RW R 23 2013 Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
20 Hungary Sofron, IstvánIstván Sofron RW L 29 2016 Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
28 Hungary Szabó, DánielDániel Szabó D R 22 2013 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
11 Hungary Szabo-Pál, KrisztiánKrisztián Szabo-Pál RW L 21 2014 Gyergyószentmiklós, Romania
51 Hungary Szaller, MarkMark Szaller D L 21 2015 Székesfehérvár, Hungary
6 Hungary Szirányi, BenceBence Szirányi D R 29 2013 Budapest, Hungary
84 Hungary Vas, JánosJános Vas RW L 33 2016 Dunaújváros, Hungary
95 Hungary Vincze, PéterPéter Vincze C R 22 2013 Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Head coaches[edit]

  • Hungary József Kertész 1977–1979
  • Hungary Ambrus Kósa 1979–1981
  • Hungary János Balogh 1981–1983
  • Hungary Antal Palla 1983–1985
  • Hungary Gábor Ocskay senior 1985–1988
  • Hungary Ferenc Lőrincz 1988–1989
  • Hungary Elek Tamás 1989–1991
  • Ukraine Borisz Puskarjov 1996–97
  • Hungary Tibor Kiss 1997–2000
  • Slovakia Jan Jasko 2000–2003
  • Slovakia Branislav Sajban 2003–2004
  • Canada Pat Cortina 2004–2006
  • Czech Republic Karol Dvorak 2006
  • Slovakia Jan Jasko 2006–2008
  • Hungary Lajos Énekes 2008
  • United States Ted Sator 2008–2009
  • Hungary Lajos Énekes 2009
  • Finland Jarmo Tolvanen 2009–2010
  • Sweden Ulf Weinstock 2010–2011
  • Canada Kevin Primeau 2011–2012
  • Czech Republic Jan Neliba 2012–2013
  • Canada Marty Raymond 2013–2014
  • United States Rob Pallin 2014–2016
  • Canada Tyler Dietrich 2016
  • Canada Benoit Laporte 2016-

Retired numbers[edit]


  1. ^ "Slovenia makes it mark in Austrian playoffs". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Alba Volán Székesfehérvár - Team -Roster". Alba Volán Székesfehérvár. 2014-08-17. Retrieved 2016-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Nation mourns hockey heros death". Budapest Times. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

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