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City: Balashikha, Russia
League: Kontinental Hockey League
Founded: 1949
Operated: 1949 - 2010
Home Arena: Balashikha Arena (cap.: 6,000)
Franchise history
1949 - 1952: Spartak Kalinin
1952 - 1961: SKA Kalinin
1961 - 1999: SKA MVO
1999 - 2004: THK Tver
2004 - 2010: HC MVD

HK MVD Balashikha (Russian: ХК МВД Балашиха) was a professional ice hockey club based in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Russia. MVD folded in 2010 and merged with Dynamo Moscow to form OHC Dynamo.


MVD Moscow Oblast was founded in 1949 as Spartak Kalinin, and adopted its current name, MVD, in 2004 as part of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and their move to Podolsk. In the same year, they qualified for the Russian Hockey Super League play-off for the first time, losing to Ak Bars Kazan in a hard-fought series. In 2007 they moved again (this time to Balashikha) for the KHL size arena.

previous HC MVD team logo

League History

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