Slovak Extraliga

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Slovak Extraliga
Current season, competition or edition:
2013–14 Slovak Extraliga season
Tipsport extraliga logo.jpg
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1994
Commissioner Vladimír Paštinský (Pro-Hokej a.s.)
Inaugural season 1993–94
No. of teams 10
Country Slovakia Slovakia
Most recent champion(s) HC Košice (7th title)
Most titles HC Slovan Bratislava (8 titles)
TV partner(s) Sport 1
Related competitions Slovak 1.Liga, Slovak 2.Liga
Official website tipsportextraliga.sk (Slovak)

Slovak Extraliga (Slovenská Extraliga) is the name of the highest-level ice hockey league in Slovakia. As of 2009, it is ranked by the IIHF as the fifth strongest league in Europe and in 2012 it was ranked by The Hockey News as the sixth strongest league in the world behind the NHL, KHL, Elitserien, SM-liga and Czech Extraliga.[1] The name of the league is leased to sponsor and changes frequently. From 1993/94 to 1997/98 season it was called Extraliga, then the name changed to West Extraliga until the end of 2000/01 season. In 2001/02 its name was Boss Extraliga. Since 2002/03 season to 2004/05 the name changed to ST Extraliga and in 2005/06 to T-Com Extraliga. From January 16, 2007 the name changed to Slovnaft Extraliga when a general sponsor agreement with Slovnaft was signed,and from 2011-12 season is called Tipsport extraliga and Slovnaft-Play-Off .

The Slovak Extraliga is rooted in the Czechoslovak Extraliga. The 1993/94 was the first season of Slovak Extraliga as Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993.

Clubs[edit]

Ten clubs play in the 2013–14 Slovak Extraliga season. The HK Orange 20 is a project for preparation of the Slovakia junior ice hockey team for the IIHF World U20 Championship. The team do not play complete regular season and cannot promote to the playoffs. First 8 teams in table after the regular season (57 games) will promote to the playoffs.

2013–14 season[edit]

Team Name Location Venue Capacity Titles
HC Košice Košice Steel Aréna 8,378 7
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica Banská Bystrica Banská Bystrica Ice Stadium 3,518 0
HK 36 Skalica Skalica Skalica Ice Stadium 4,100 0
HK Dukla Trenčín Trenčín Pavol Demitra Ice Stadium 6,150 3
HK Nitra Nitra Nitra Aréna 3,600 0
HK Orange 20 Bratislava Vladimír Dzurilla Ice Stadium 3,500
HK Poprad Poprad Poprad Ice Stadium 4,050 0
HKm Zvolen Zvolen Zvolen Ice Stadium 7,038 2
MHC Mountfield Martin Martin Ice Stadium 4,200 0
MsHK Žilina Žilina Garmin Arena 6,200 1
ŠHK 37 Piešťany Piešťany EASTON Aréna 3,050 0

Names and sponsorship[edit]

Period Name Sponsor
1993–1997 Extraliga none
1997–2001 West Extraliga West
2001–2002 BOSS Extraliga BOSS
2002–2005 ST Extraliga Slovak Telekom
2005–2007 T-Com Extraliga T-Com
2007–2011 Slovnaft Extraliga Slovnaft
2011– Tipsport Extraliga Tipsport

Champions[edit]

No. Season No. of teams Reg. season games Champion Reg. season scoring leader Playoffs scoring leader
1. 1993–94 10 36 Dukla Trenčín Roman Kontšek Radoslav Kropáč
2. 1994–95 10 36 HC Košice Ľubomír Kolník Ľubomír Rybovič
3. 1995–96 10 36 HC Košice (2) Vlastimil Plavucha Oto Haščák
4. 1996–97 10 36 Dukla Trenčín (2) Ján Pardavý Marián Hossa
5. 1997–98 10 36 Slovan Bratislava Vlastimil Plavucha Zdeno Cíger
6. 1998–99 12 42 HC Košice (3) Zdeno Cíger Peter Pucher
7. 1999–00 8 56 Slovan Bratislava (2) Vlastimil Plavucha Richard Kapuš
8. 2000–01 8 56 HKm Zvolen Ján Plch Richard Šechný
9. 2001–02 10 54 Slovan Bratislava (3) Richard Šechný Juraj Halaj
10. 2002–03 10 54 Slovan Bratislava (4) Petr Kořínek Richard Kapuš
11. 2003–04 10 54 Dukla Trenčín (3) Martin Bartek Martin Bartek
12. 2004–05 10 54 Slovan Bratislava (5) Pavol Demitra Miroslav Šatan
13. 2005–06 10 54 MsHK Žilina Erik Weissmann Arne Kroták
14. 2006–07 10 54 Slovan Bratislava (6) René Školiak Marek Uram
15. 2007–08 11 54 Slovan Bratislava (7) Žigmund Pálffy Žigmund Pálffy
16. 2008–09 12 46 HC Košice (4) Žigmund Pálffy Žigmund Pálffy
17. 2009–10 10 57 HC Košice (5) Martin Kuľha Ľubomír Vaic
18. 2010–11 10 57 HC Košice (6) Miroslav Zálešák Miroslav Zálešák
19. 2011–12 10 55 Slovan Bratislava (8) Žigmund Pálffy Miroslav Šatan
20. 2012–13 10 56 HKm Zvolen (2) Žigmund Pálffy Richard Jenčík
21. 2013–14 10 56 HC Košice (7) Jozef Stümpel


By Club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
HC Slovan Bratislava 8 2 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012
HC Košice 7 7 1995, 1996, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
Dukla Trenčín 3 4 1994, 1997, 2004
HKm Zvolen 2 4 2001, 2013
MsHK Žilina 1 0 2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russian league tops first CHL ranking". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 

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