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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: Tomáš Mareš
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 #1 Petr Hamalčík October 2, 2000 18 6ft 1in (185cm) 172lb (78kg) L
G #40 David Stahl April 18, 1998 21 5ft 10in (178cm) 163lb (74kg) L
G #77 Martin Volke January 17, 1982 37 6ft 1in (185cm) 225lb (102kg) L
D #22 Vladimír Brož September 9, 1990 29 6ft 3in (190cm) 223lb (101kg) L
D #13 Matěj Hes November 14, 1995 23 6ft 2in (188cm) 203lb (92kg) 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 #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 20 5ft 11in (180cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F # Martin Bláha June 2, 2000 19 5ft 9in (176cm) 165lb (75kg) L
F #26 Ondřej Bláha June 2, 2000 19 6ft 2in (187cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F # Matyáš Filip December 14, 2000 18 5ft 10in (178cm) 165lb (75kg) L
F #86 Jan Havel July 8, 1996 23 6ft 1in (185cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #6 Šimon Jelínek June 18, 2000 19 5ft 8in (173cm) 174lb (79kg) R
F #78 Adam Kalaj June 25, 1999 20 6ft 0in (182cm) 181lb (82kg) L
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 #21 David Kružík November 3, 1996 22 5ft 10in (178cm) 179lb (81kg) R
F #9 Petr Maršoun March 22, 1998 21 5ft 11in (180cm) 187lb (85kg) R
F #88 David Merta May 20, 1992 27 6ft 0in (183cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #97 Ondřej Procházka August 31, 1997 22 6ft 0in (184cm) 190lb (86kg) L
F #82 Tomáš Pšenička October 18, 1998 20 6ft 4in (193cm) 203lb (92kg) L
F #41 Jaroslav Roubík September 17, 1977 42 6ft 0in (182cm) 212lb (96kg) L
F #76 Jiří Severa October 16, 1995 23 6ft 4in (194cm) 209lb (95kg) L
F #18 Martin Tůma July 3, 1997 22 6ft 2in (187cm) 181lb (82kg) R
F #15 Tomáš Vildumetz September 27, 1998 20 5ft 9in (174cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #58 Jakub Wojnar June 25, 1999 20 6ft 1in (186cm) 192lb (87kg) L
Average 23 6ft 0in (184cm) 190lb (86kg)

Coaches and Training Stuff Edit

Role Name Born Age
Coach Tomáš Mareš December 14, 1965 53
Coach Vladimír Evan May 13, 1963 56
Team manager Radomír Mikeš
Curator Vladimír Brož
Conditioning coach PhDr. Jakub Jirgle
Doctor MUDr. Antonín Pírek

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