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HC Slovan Ústí nad Labem
HC Slovan Ústectí Lvi
City: Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
League: Chance Liga
Founded: 1945
Home Arena: Zimní stadion Ústí nad Labem
Colors:               
General Manager: Vladimír Evan
Head Coach: Miroslav Mach
Captain: Jaroslav Roubík
Franchise history
1945 - 1948: Sokol Ústí nad Labem
1949 - 1959: ZSJ Armaturka
1959 - 1963: TJ Chemička
1963 - 1993: TJ Slovan NV Ústí nad Labem
1993 - 2002: HC Slovan Ústí nad Labem
2002 - 2014: HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi
2014 - present: HC Slovan Ústí nad Labem

HC Slovan Ústí nad Labem is an ice hockey team in the Chance Liga. Their home arena is Zimní stadion Ústí nad Labem.

AchievementsEdit

  • 1.liga champion: 2006, 2007, 2009.
  • 2.liga champion: 1999.

HistoryEdit

The beginning of ice hockey in Ústí nad Labem dates back to the end of the Second World War. In 1945 a group of enthusiastic people got together and with Jaroslav Kropáč as a leading figure, they founded in 1946 hockey club Sokol Ústí nad Labem. After couple of months they took their cue from namesake in Prague and founded LTC (1946 – 1948). They entered West north group of winter sports and started to play in competitions regularly.

In the following years (1949 – 1959) the club changed its name to ZSJ Armaturka. In 1959 the club changed its owner and subsequently its name to TJ Chemička and played under this name until 1963. However, in this year the chemical company closed the hockey club for financial difficulties. After numerous meeting with the city representatives it was decided not to allow the end of hockey playing in the city. At that time TJ Slovan National Board came with the solution to run hockey club as their main field of activities. The hockey club was then handed in to chairman JUDr. Oldřich Rejna, who stayed in this position for another 23 years. In 1966 the team won TJ Slovan qualification to get to the second league, in which they played until 1972. After the season 1971/72 there was a change in the organisational structure of the whole competition. The First National League was created. So the club had to undertake very demanding hockey qualification to be admitted to the First National Hockey League. The team was very successful and reached 2nd place out of 10, only one point after Slezan Opava. Since then the team used to be on the top positions of the whole competition.

In season 1979/80 the team won by 7 points in the A team of First National Hockey League but in qualification to get to Extra League the team lost with TJ Gotwaldow. In the following season Slovan won in its group again but didn’t reach any further when in the final got into the 3rd place out of 10 (behind second placed Zetor and champions Ingstav Brno).

Since the season 1986/87 hockey in Ústí started to get into a crisis. In that year Slovan managed to survive when the team ended up on the one but last place, however the following year it went down to 2nd league. In the season 1988/89 the team won by 16 points in its group and nobody doubted about the return to the 1st league. However, Slovan didn’t manage to take its chance and stayed in the 2nd league. Only in 1993 the club returned to the 1st league.

The season 1993/94 has been the most successful one in club’s history. Slovan reached 5th place and then in quarter-final of play off the team eliminated Opava with the score 3:1 in matches and only in semi-final Slovan was stopped by Vsetín which with mastery got into Extra League.

After the season 1997/98 the club was forced to sell the competition due to big financial problems to Chomutov and in the following year the club just managed to stay in its group and not to fall to regional championship ice hockey playing.

Modern history Edit

It took 10 years for the hockey players from HC Slovan to get from the bottom and the worst hockey team among the top hockey players. In 1997 economically exhausted club sold the rights for the 1st league to Chomutov. And in the following season the club ended up even on 12th place in 2nd league. Since then the club has been improving and even got to Extra League in 2007-08, albeit for one year, being relegated back to the second division at the end of the season. They have since been a dominant team in the 1.Liga, and finished as the league champion again in 2009, earning the right to knock at the Extraliga's door once more. They faced BK Mlada Boleslav in the Extraliga playout match, but lost 4-0, forcing them to remain in the 1.Liga for the 2009-10 season.

Actual Roster Edit

Position Number Name Born Age Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G # Radek Haas February 5, 2000 20 6ft 3in (190cm) 176lb (80kg) R
G #1 Petr Hamalčík October 2, 2000 19 6ft 1in (185cm) 172lb (78kg) L
D # Vladimír Brož September 9, 1990 29 6ft 3in (190cm) 223lb (101kg) L
D # Jiří Drtina March 1, 1985 35 6ft 0in (184cm) 216lb (98kg) L
D # Štěpán Havránek July 15, 1997 22 6ft 1in (185cm) 203lb (92kg) L
D # Erik Mareš November 27, 2000 19 6ft 0in (183cm) 183lb (83kg) L
D # Jevgenij Pika January 8, 2000 20 6ft 1in (185cm) 181lb (82kg) R
D # David Vala August 20, 1995 24 6ft 0in (183cm) 172lb (78kg) L
D # Adam Zich April 8, 2000 20 5ft 7in (170cm) 154lb (70kg) L
F # Martin Bláha June 2, 2000 20 5ft 9in (176cm) 165lb (75kg) L
F # Tomáš Čermák October 6, 2001 18 6ft 2in (187cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F # Petr Eret May 26, 1999 21 6ft 0in (183cm) 170lb (77kg) L
F # Aleš Furch December 24, 1997 22 5ft 11in (181cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F # Jan Grim March 2, 2000 20 5ft 10in (177cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F # Vladislav Houška May 24, 2000 20 6ft 4in (192cm) 187lb (85kg) R
F # Petr Maršoun March 22, 1998 22 5ft 11in (180cm) 187lb (85kg) R
F # Štěpán Matějček March 13, 1998 22 5ft 11in (180cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F # Anatolij Protasenja January 26, 1990 30 6ft 6in (198cm) 229lb (104kg) L
F #76 Jiří Severa October 16, 1995 24 6ft 4in (194cm) 209lb (95kg) L
F # Jan Tlačil July 11, 1999 20 6ft 2in (187cm) 187lb (85kg) R
F #5 Michal Trávníček March 14, 1980 40 6ft 1in (185cm) 216lb (98kg) L
F #18 Martin Tůma July 3, 1997 23 6ft 2in (188cm) 179lb (81kg) R
Average 23 6ft 1in (185cm) 190lb (86kg)

Team Staff Edit

Role Name Born Age
Coach Miroslav Mach January 30, 1970 50
Coach Jiří Merta May 23, 1967 53
Coach Jaroslav Roubík September 7, 1977 42
Goaltending coach Martin Volke January 17, 1982 38
Team manager Radomír Mikeš
Equipment manager Vladimír Brož
Conditioning coach PhDr. Jakub Jirgle
Doctor MUDr. Antonín Pírek

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