AZ Havířov
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City: Havířov, Czech Republic
League: Chance Liga
Founded: 1928
Home Arena: Gascontrol Aréna
Head Coach: Jiří Režnar
General Manager: Pavel Zdráhal
Franchise history
1928: KČT Lazy
1948: Sokol Lazy
1953: Baník Zápotocký
1966: AZ Havířov
1993: HC Havířov
1999: HC Femax Havířov
2001: HC Havířov Panthers
2010: AZ Havířov

AZ Havířov is an ice hockey team in the Chance Liga (second-level league) from Havířov.

The city of Havířov was established in 1955. However the beginnings of ice hockey in surrounding villages date back to 1928, when workers began to skate on local ponds after their shift. The hockey club was registered in 1931 as KČT Lazy, named after the Lazy Coal Mine. In 1966 the club moved to Havířov and was given the name AZ Havířov after Antonín Zápotocký Coal Mine. In 1992 the club was promoted to the second level league.

In 1999 the club bought the Extraliga license from Slezan Opava. In the 2002/2003 season Havířov lost the relegation play-off against HC Kladno and was relegated to the First National Hockey League. Since that time the club was constantly haunted by financial problems. Finally, in January 2010 the club announced insolvency and the remaining games were lost by forfeit.[1] According to the ice hockey federation rules, the club is automatically relegated to the lower division, i.e. the Second National Hockey League.[2] As of March 2010 only junior-level hockey in Havířov existed. Later that year was the team reestablished. Now it is playing in the Chance Liga.

Actual Roster[edit | edit source]

Position Number Name Born Age Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #13 Matyáš Daňa April 13, 1998 22 5ft 10in (177cm) 181lb (82kg) L
G #1 Aleš Stezka January 6, 1997 23 6ft 4in (193cm) 201lb (91kg) L
G #1 Marek Štipčák September 6, 2001 19 6ft 0in (182cm) 198lb (90kg) L
D #15 Antonín Bořuta October 26, 1988 31 6ft 1in (185cm) 176lb (80kg) L
D #5 David Chroboček August 19, 1996 24 5ft 9in (176cm) 201lb (91kg) R
D #23 Tomáš Dajčar February 2, 2000 20 6ft 4in (194cm) 209lb (95kg) L
D #33 Ondřej Kachyňa April 30, 1998 22 6ft 5in (195cm) 203lb (92kg) L
D #77 Fabien Kočí October 17, 2002 17 5ft 11in (180cm) 181lb (82kg) R
D #6 Ivan Lytvynov July 12, 2000 20 5ft 11in (180cm) 159lb (72kg) L
D #22 Jaroslav Mrowiec October 2, 1998 22 6ft 5in (195cm) 232lb (105kg) L
D #4 Alex Rašner February 12, 1996 24 5ft 11in (180cm) 179lb (81kg) L
D #21 Ludvík Rutar May 18, 1999 21 6ft 3in (190cm) 209lb (95kg) L
D #7 Vojtěch Ševěček November 7, 2000 19 6ft 3in (191cm) 201lb (91kg) L
F #83 Martin Adamský July 13, 1981 39 6ft 0in (183cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F #41 Lukáš Bednář September 26, 1996 24 5ft 9in (175cm) 154lb (70kg) R
F #42 Dominik Cihlář February 18, 1998 22 5ft 11in (181cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #19 Jakub Doktor June 18, 1997 23 6ft 0in (183cm) 181lb (82kg) R
F #12 Petr Fridrich May 29, 2000 20 6ft 1in (186cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #57 Kevin Horváth June 17, 2003 17 5ft 10in (179cm) 168lb (76kg) R
F #17 Jakub Kotala June 15, 1996 24 6ft 2in (187cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #10 Jan Maruna January 28, 1989 31 5ft 10in (178cm) 176lb (80kg) R
F #20 Maxim Mastič November 1, 2002 17 5ft 8in (172cm) 154lb (70kg) L
F #57 Jakub Mrva November 21, 2000 19 5ft 9in (176cm) 161lb (73kg) L
F #77 Ján Petriska April 27, 2001 19 5ft 10in (178cm) 172lb (78kg) R
F #28 Ondřej Procházka August 31, 1997 23 6ft 1in (185cm) 196lb (89kg) L
F #20 Tomáš Rousek September 14, 1997 23 6ft 3in (190cm) 190lb (86kg) L
F #24 Filip Seman November 15, 1985 34 5ft 10in (178cm) 183lb (83kg) L
F #66 Dominik Sklenář October 14, 2000 19 6ft 2in (187cm) 196lb (89kg) L
F #69 Roman Szturc September 25, 1989 31 6ft 1in (186cm) 198lb (90kg) R
F #20 Jan Vašenka July 20, 2001 19 6ft 0in (182cm) 168lb (76kg) L
Average 23 6ft 0in (183cm) 187lb (85kg)

Coaches and Training Stuff[edit | edit source]

Role Name Born Age
Club manager and assistant coach Pavel Zdráhal June 21, 1971 49
Marketing manager Martina Kotulová
Head coach Jiří Režnar January 31, 1960 60
Goaltending coach Dušan Šafránek April 21, 1986 34
Conditioning coach Pavel Horyl
Team manager and equipment manager Vladislav Kozel
Physioterapist Evžen Buščík
Masseur Lubomír Pala
Doctor MUDr. Marek Solák
Doctor MUDr. Tomáš Gongol

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