|HC Slovan Ústí nad Labem|
|City:||Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic|
|Home Arena:||Zimní stadion Ústí nad Labem|
|General Manager:||Vladimír Evan|
|Head Coach:||Tomáš Mareš|
|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|
- 1.liga champion: 2006, 2007, 2009.
- 2.liga champion: 1999.
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
|G||#2||Adam Brízgala||June 19, 1998||21||6ft 0in (182cm)||225lb (102kg)||L|
|G||#1||Petr Hamalčík||October 2, 2000||19||6ft 1in (185cm)||172lb (78kg)||L|
|G||#2||Jan Růžička||February 23, 1997||22||6ft 1in (185cm)||176lb (80kg)||L|
|G||#40||David Stahl||April 18, 1998||21||5ft 10in (178cm)||163lb (74kg)||L|
|D||#22||Vladimír Brož||September 9, 1990||29||6ft 3in (190cm)||223lb (101kg)||L|
|D||#13||Matěj Hes||November 14, 1995||24||6ft 2in (188cm)||203lb (92kg)||L|
|D||#21||Karel Klikorka||November 30, 2001||17||6ft 1in (186cm)||194lb (88kg)||L|
|D||#31||Daniel Krejčí||April 27, 1992||27||6ft 3in (190cm)||209lb (95kg)||L|
|D||#25||Dominik Málek||August 18, 1995||24||6ft 5in (196cm)||201lb (91kg)||L|
|D||#94||Erik Mareš||November 27, 2000||18||6ft 0in (183cm)||183lb (83kg)||L|
|D||#16||Jakub Müller||August 23, 1999||20||6ft 2in (189cm)||205lb (93kg)||R|
|D||#24||Ladislav Romančík||January 26, 1996||23||6ft 4in (193cm)||194lb (88kg)||R|
|D||#5||Ondřej Smetana||August 26, 1992||27||6ft 4in (193cm)||236lb (107kg)||L|
|D||#43||Václav Veber||August 5, 1999||20||6ft 2in (189cm)||198lb (90kg)||R|
|D||#3||Martin Zdvořáček||August 14, 1994||25||5ft 10in (179cm)||187lb (85kg)||R|
|D||#44||Matyáš Zelingr||January 10, 1999||20||6ft 3in (190cm)||194lb (88kg)||L|
|D||#44||Adam Zich||May 8, 2000||19||5ft 7in (170cm)||154lb (70kg)||L|
|D||#14||Lukáš Zukal||May 15, 1998||21||5ft 11in (180cm)||192lb (87kg)||L|
|F||#26||Ondřej Bláha||June 2, 2000||19||6ft 2in (187cm)||192lb (87kg)||L|
|F||#11||Štěpán Bláha||April 25, 1997||22||6ft 1in (185cm)||176lb (80kg)||L|
|F||#33||Sebastian Dörner||September 15, 1999||20||6ft 2in (187cm)||183lb (83kg)||R|
|F||#58||Matyáš Filip||December 14, 2000||18||5ft 10in (178cm)||165lb (75kg)||L|
|F||#6||Jan Grim||March 2, 2000||19||5ft 10in (177cm)||176lb (80kg)||L|
|F||#71||Matěj Harkabus||March 7, 2001||18||6ft 4in (194cm)||225lb (102kg)||L|
|F||#86||Jan Havel||July 8, 1996||23||6ft 1in (185cm)||176lb (80kg)||L|
|F||#78||Šimon Jelínek||June 18, 2000||19||5ft 8in (173cm)||174lb (79kg)||R|
|F||#28||Pavel Kordule||May 29, 1999||20||6ft 2in (188cm)||163lb (74kg)||L|
|F||#17||Václav Krliš||June 8, 1996||23||6ft 0in (184cm)||183lb (83kg)||L|
|F||#91||David Kružík||November 3, 1996||23||5ft 10in (178cm)||179lb (81kg)||R|
|F||#9||Petr Maršoun||March 22, 1998||21||5ft 11in (180cm)||187lb (85kg)||R|
|F||#24||Antonín Melka||March 14, 1990||29||5ft 10in (179cm)||183lb (83kg)||L|
|F||#88||David Merta||May 20, 1992||27||6ft 0in (183cm)||187lb (85kg)||L|
|F||#82||Tomáš Pšenička||October 18, 1998||21||6ft 4in (193cm)||203lb (92kg)||L|
|F||#76||Jiří Severa||October 16, 1995||24||6ft 4in (194cm)||209lb (95kg)||L|
|F||#97||Matyáš Svoboda||January 2, 1999||20||6ft 2in (189cm)||218lb (99kg)||L|
|F||#18||Martin Tůma||July 3, 1997||22||6ft 2in (187cm)||181lb (82kg)||R|
|F||#15||Tomáš Vildumetz||September 27, 1998||21||5ft 9in (174cm)||176lb (80kg)||L|
|Average||22||6ft 1in (185cm)||192lb (87kg)|
Coaches and Training Stuff Edit
|Coach||Tomáš Mareš||December 14, 1965||53|
|Coach||Vladimír Evan||May 13, 1963||56|
|Assistant coach||Jaroslav Roubík||September 7, 1977||42|
|Goaltending coach||Martin Volke||January 17, 1982||37|
|Team manager||Radomír Mikeš|
|Conditioning coach||PhDr. Jakub Jirgle|
|Doctor||MUDr. Antonín Pírek|