|HC Slovan Ústí nad Labem|
|City:||Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic|
|Home Arena:||Zimní stadion Ústí nad Labem|
|General Manager:||Vladimír Evan|
|Head Coach:||Miroslav Mach|
|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|
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- 1.liga champion: 2006, 2007, 2009.
- 2.liga champion: 1999.
History[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
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 | edit source]
|G||#2||Radek Haas||February 5, 2000||20||6ft 3in (190cm)||176lb (80kg)||R|
|G||#1||Petr Hamalčík||October 2, 2000||20||6ft 1in (185cm)||172lb (78kg)||L|
|G||#33||Jan Růžička||February 23, 1997||23||6ft 1in (185cm)||190lb (86kg)||L|
|G||#40||Marek Schwarz||April 1, 1986||34||5ft 11in (180cm)||190lb (86kg)||R|
|D||#22||Vladimír Brož||September 9, 1990||30||6ft 3in (190cm)||223lb (101kg)||L|
|D||#21||Jiří Drtina||March 1, 1985||35||6ft 0in (184cm)||216lb (98kg)||L|
|D||#14||Štěpán Havránek||July 15, 1997||23||6ft 1in (185cm)||203lb (92kg)||L|
|D||#58||Karel Klikorka||November 30, 2001||18||6ft 1in (186cm)||194lb (88kg)||L|
|D||#94||Erik Mareš||November 27, 2000||19||6ft 0in (183cm)||183lb (83kg)||L|
|D||#15||Jevgenij Pika||January 8, 2000||20||6ft 1in (185cm)||181lb (82kg)||R|
|D||#71||David Vala||August 20, 1995||25||6ft 0in (183cm)||172lb (78kg)||L|
|D||#13||Marek Voženílek||May 3, 1993||27||6ft 1in (186cm)||196lb (89kg)||L|
|D||#28||Adam Zich||April 8, 2000||20||5ft 7in (170cm)||154lb (70kg)||L|
|F||#86||Martin Bláha||June 2, 2000||20||5ft 9in (176cm)||165lb (75kg)||L|
|F||#26||Ondřej Bláha||June 2, 2000||20||6ft 2in (187cm)||192lb (87kg)||L|
|F||#43||Tomáš Čermák||October 6, 2001||19||6ft 2in (187cm)||192lb (87kg)||L|
|F||#25||David Cienciala||December 1, 1995||24||6ft 0in (182cm)||201lb (91kg)||L|
|F||#24||Aleš Furch||December 24, 1997||22||5ft 11in (181cm)||192lb (87kg)||L|
|F||#19||Jan Grim||March 2, 2000||20||5ft 10in (177cm)||176lb (80kg)||L|
|F||#11||Vladislav Houška||May 24, 2000||20||6ft 4in (192cm)||187lb (85kg)||R|
|F||#9||Štěpán Matějček||March 13, 1998||22||5ft 11in (180cm)||187lb (85kg)||L|
|F||#90||Anatolij Protasenja||January 26, 1990||30||6ft 6in (198cm)||229lb (104kg)||L|
|F||#82||Tomáš Pšenička||October 18, 1998||22||6ft 4in (193cm)||203lb (92kg)||L|
|F||#76||Jiří Severa||October 16, 1995||25||6ft 4in (194cm)||209lb (95kg)||L|
|F||#16||Přemysl Svoboda||November 27, 2000||19||6ft 0in (184cm)||172lb (78kg)||L|
|F||#78||Jan Tlačil||July 11, 1999||21||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|
|F||#97||Daniel Vrdlovec||April 13, 1989||31||5ft 11in (181cm)||187lb (85kg)||L|
|Average||24||6ft 1in (185cm)||190lb (86kg)|
Team Staff[edit | edit source]
|A-team coach||Miroslav Mach||January 30, 1970||50|
|A-team coach||Jiří Merta||May 23, 1967||53|
|A-team coach||Jaroslav Roubík||September 7, 1977||43|
|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|