|2010-11 HC Budivelnyk season|
|Home Arena||Kiev Palace of Sports|
|General Manager||Oleg Kupriyanov|
|Head Coach||Josef Jandač|
HC Budivelnyk (Ukrainian: ХК Будівельник, Constructor Hockey Club) is a professional ice hockey team to be based in Kiev, Ukraine. The team is scheduled to join the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2010-11 KHL season, along with Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk. HC Budivelnyk is operated by the same president as the likewise named BC Budivelnyk Kyiv, a professional basketball club.
The team announced on June 24, 2010, that its debut in the KHL will be delayed until the 2011-12 season.
History[edit | edit source]
HC Budivelnyk was first created on March 16, 2010 when the KHL announced to the public that a letter of intent had been signed between the league and team president Bogdan Gulyamov. The agreement stipulates that financial terms and requirements must be made clear by April 1. A formal press conference was held March 24, at which they announced a logo design contest, the upcoming website, and explained the fundamentals of the project to create the team. As April passes, the chances for Budivelnyk's entry in the KHL keep increasing, as financially-plagued Lada Togliatti is said would be sent to the Vysshaya Liga for a couple seasons, until it can straighten its economy. Budivelnyk would take its place in a 24 teams KHL. The league is reportedly eager to experiment with an NHL-sized rink like that Budivelnyk would use
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References[edit | edit source]
- Signed a protocol of intent between the CHL and the Ukrainian club. Retrieved on 23 March 2010.
- Пресс-конференция посвященная ХК «Будивельник». Retrieved on 6 April 2010.