HDD Jesenice
HDD Jesenice Logo.png
City: Jesenice, Slovenia
League: Alps Hockey League
Slovenian League
Founded: 2013
Operated: 2013–present
Home Arena: Podmežakla Hall
Head Coach: Marcel Rodman
Affiliates: HD Hidria Jesenice
Franchise history
2013–2014: Team Jesenice
2014–present: HDD Jesenice
Championships

Hokejsko drsalno društvo Jesenice, commonly referred to as HDD Jesenice or simply Jesenice, is a Slovenian ice hockey team based in Jesenice. They are members of the Alps Hockey League and Slovenian Ice Hockey League. HDD Jesenice was founded in 2013 as Team Jesenice before changing to their current name for the 2014–15 season. Jesenice previously competed in the Inter-National League from 2013 to 2016 before it was merged into the Alps Hockey League. The club won their first Slovenian Ice Hockey League in the 2014–15 season and as a result qualified for the 2015–16 IIHF Continental Cup. Jesenice plays their home games at the Podmežakla Hall. The team is also known as SIJ Acroni Jesenice due to sponsorship reasons.

History[edit | edit source]

HDD Jesenice was founded in 2013 under the name of Team Jesenice and joined the Inter-National League (INL) and the Slovenian Ice Hockey League for the 2013–14 season. The team replaced HD Mladi Jesenice in the Slovenian Ice Hockey League who withdrew from the competition after the end of the 2012–13 season due to financial reasons.[1] In their debut Inter-National League season Team Jesenice finished the regular season in eighth place and qualified for the playoffs, however were knocked out in the quarterfinals.[2] Following the end of the Inter-National League season, Team Jesenice joined the 2013–14 Slovenian Ice Hockey League at the playoff stage of the competition.[3] Team Jesenice was drawn against Slavija who they defeated in two games to advance to the final against Olimpija.[4] Team Jesenice went on to lose the final series in two games.[4] Prior to the start of the 2014–15 season the club was renamed to HDD Jesenice. In their second Inter-National League season, Jesenice finished the regular season in third.[5] Going into the playoffs Jesenice was drawn against Slavija for the quarterfinals.[6] They defeated Slavija in four games and advanced to the semifinals against VEU Feldkirch.[6] Jesenice lost the semifinal series in four games.[6] In their second Slovenian Championship season Jesenice finished the regular season in second place, three points behind Olimpija.[7] Following their second-place finish Jesenice advanced straight to the semifinals where they were drawn against the third placed Triglav Kranj.[7] Jesenice defeated in two games and progressed to the final against Olimpija.[7] Jesenice won the finals three games to one, winning their first Slovenian Championship title.[7] As a result of winning the 2014–15 Slovenian Championship Jesenice qualified for the 2015–16 IIHF Continental Cup where they entered in the second round.[8] Jesenice was drawn in Group B of the second round against CH Jaca, Miskolci Jegesmedve and Mogo Riga.[9] Jesenice finished the round-robin Group B tournament in third place and failed to qualify for the third round of the tournament.[9] In the same season, Jesenice also competed in the re-established Slovenian Cup, where they lost in the final against Olimpija.[10]

Jesenice finished the 2015–16 INL regular season in third place, 19 points behind the first placed VEU Feldkirch.[11] The team advanced to the playoffs where they were drawn against the second placed EHC Lustenau in the semifinals.[11] Lustenau went on to defeat Jesenice in three games.[11] In the 2015–16 Slovenian Championship season Jesenice finished first in the standings with nine wins from ten games.[12] In the playoffs Jesenice advanced to the finals after defeating Maribor in the quarterfinals and Celje in the semifinals.[12] Jesenice went on to lose the final to Olimpija after five games.[12] In June 2016 the Inter-National League was merged with the Italian Serie A to form the Alps Hockey League (AHL). HDD Jesenice applied as the only Slovenian member and was accepted into the 16 team league.[13]

In the 2016–17 season, Jesenice won their second national title after defeating Olimpija 3–0 in the finals.[14]

Season-by-season record[edit | edit source]

Season GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Finish Playoff Ref
2013–14 INL 36 20 0 3 13 160 103 63 8th Lost in quarterfinals (Gherdëina) [15][16][17]
2013–14 Slovenian Hockey League season[a] 0 Lost in finals (Olimpija) [15][18]
2014–15 INL 28 17 1 4 6 141 71 57 3rd Lost in semifinals (Feldkirch) [15][19]
2014–15 Slovenian Hockey League season[b] 12 10 0 0 2 97 23 30 2nd Won in finals (Olimpija) [15][7]
2015–16 INL 32 18 4 1 9 118 76 63 3rd Lost in semifinals (Lustenau) [15][11]
2015–16 Slovenian Hockey League season[b] 10 9 1 0 0 62 13 32 1st Lost in finals (Olimpija) [15][12]
2016–17 AlpsHL 40 24 2 2 12 149 98 78 4th Lost in semifinals (Asiago) [20][15]
2016–17 Slovenian Hockey League season[a] 0 Won in finals (Olimpija) [14][15]
2017–18 AlpsHL 40 26 4 2 8 171 88 88 3rd Lost in semifinals (Ritten) [21][15]
2017–18 Slovenian Hockey League season[a] 0 Won in finals (Olimpija) [22][15]

Tournaments[edit | edit source]

Players and personnel[edit | edit source]

Current roster[edit | edit source]

Team roster for the 2018–19 season[23]

# Nat Name Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
11 Flag of Slovenia Luka Kalan F L 27 2016–17 Kranj, Slovenia
47 Flag of Slovenia Gašper Glavič F L 23 2015–16 Slovenia
98 Flag of Slovenia Blaž Tomaževič F R 23 2016–17 Slovenia
91 Flag of Slovenia Tadej Čimžar F L 28 2015–16 Kranj, Slovenia
16 Flag of Slovenia Miha Brus (C) F L 33 2013–14 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
23 Flag of Slovenia Urban Sodja F R 28 2013–14 Jesenice, Slovenia
33 Flag of Canada Clarke Saunders G L 31 2017–18 Brockville, Ontario
76 Flag of Slovenia Nik Pem F L 25 2017–18 Jesenice, Slovenia
89 Flag of Slovenia Luka Bašič F R 31 2017–18 Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
31 Flag of Slovenia Urban Avsenik G R 22 2018–19 Jesenice, Slovenia
25 Flag of Slovenia Žiga Kogovšek G L 20 2016–17 Slovenia
27 Flag of Slovenia Lan Brun-Rauh D L 20 2017–18 Slovenia
21 Flag of Slovenia Gašper Korošec D R 21 2017–18 Slovenia
46 Flag of Slovenia Nejc Stojan D L 21 2017–18 Slovenia
8 Flag of Slovenia Žiga Urukalo D L 21 2016–17 Slovenia
19 Flag of Slovenia Gašper Seršen F L 21 2016–17 Slovenia
88 Flag of Slovenia Jaka Sodja F L 20 2016–17 Slovenia
24 Flag of Slovenia Jaka Šturm F L 21 2016–17 Slovenia
22 Flag of Slovenia Erik Svetina F L 21 2017–18 Slovenia
4 Flag of Slovenia Andrej Tavželj D L 36 2017–18 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
12 Flag of Slovenia David Rodman F L 37 2018–19 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
7 Flag of Slovenia Aljoša Crnovič D L 21 2017–18 Slovenia
18 Flag of Slovenia Nik Brglez F L 21 2017–18 Slovenia
15 Flag of Slovenia Patrik Rajsar F L 22 2017–18 Slovenia
63 Flag of Canada Philippe Paradis F L 29 2018–19 Normandin, Quebec
32 Flag of Slovenia Eric Pance F L 29 2018–19 Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
9 Flag of Slovenia Rok Avsenek F L 22 2017–18 Slovenia
17 Flag of Slovenia Miha Pesjak D L 27 2018–19 Jesenice, Slovenia
75 Flag of Canada Mathieu Gagnon D L 27 2018–19 Montreal, Quebec
15 Flag of Slovenia Alen Hadžić D L 22 2017–18 Slovenia

Head coaches[edit | edit source]

  • Gorazd Rekelj, 2013–2015, replaced by Roman Pristov midway through the 2014–15[24]
  • Roman Pristov, 2014–2015, replaced by Nik Zupančič midseason[25]
  • Nik Zupančič, 2014–2015[26]
  • Dejan Varl, 2015–2016[27]
  • Nik Zupančič, 2016–2017[26]
  • Gaber Glavič, 2017–2018, replaced by Marcel Rodman midway through the 2018–19[28][29]
  • Aleš Burnik, 2018 (caretaker)[28]
  • Marcel Rodman, 2018–present[29]

Notes[edit | edit source]

^ a: Jesenice joined the competition for the playoffs only.[30]
^ b: Matches between Slovenian teams in the Inter-National League counted for the national championship as well.[31]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ivanković, Vicko (2012-01-28). Mladi Jesenice withdraws from Slohokej league. European Ice Hockey Online.
  2. Austria2 Team Standings 2013 - 2014. Elite Prospects.
  3. Slovenia Team Standings 2013 - 2014. Elite Prospects.
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  5. Austria2 Team Standings 2014 - 2015. Elite Prospects.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Games from Inter-National League (INL). European Ice Hockey Online.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Sezona 2014/2015, tekmovanje DP Člani 14/15 (Slovenian). Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia.
  8. Continental Cup groups known. International Ice Hockey Federation (20 June 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 2016 Continental Cup Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation.
  10. A.V.. "Prva pokalna lovorika v vitrino Telemacha Olimpije", RTV Slovenija, 1 December 2015. Retrieved on 3 March 2016. (Slovenian) 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Sezona 2015/2016, tekmovanje INL - Inter National League 2016/16 (Slovenian). Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved on 3 March 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Sezona 2015/2016, tekmovanje DP Člani 15/16 (Slovenian). Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved on 3 March 2016.
  13. Alps Hockey League - The New International Hockey Project. Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (2016-06-15).
  14. 14.0 14.1 Lisjak, Mitja. "Foto: Železarji izkoristili prvi zaključni plošček za 11. zvezdico", RTV Slovenija, 12 April 2017. Retrieved on 12 April 2017. (sl) 
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 HDD Jesenice. eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on 28 February 2017.
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  17. Sezona 2013/2014, tekmovanje INL - Inter National League 2013/14 (Slovenian). Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia.
  18. Sezona 2013/2014, tekmovanje DP Člani 13/14 (Slovenian). Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia.
  19. Sezona 2014/2015, tekmovanje INL - Inter National League 2014/15 (Slovenian). Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia.
  20. A. G.. "Železarji zapravili vodstvo z 2:0 in ostali brez finala", RTV Slovenija, 30 March 2017. Retrieved on 30 March 2017. (sl) 
  21. A. G.. "Jeseničani zapravili vodstvo z 2:0 in ostali brez finala", RTV Slovenija, 28 March 2018. Retrieved on 14 April 2018. (sl) 
  22. T. O.. "Jeseničani v Tivoliju zanesljivo do dvanajste zvezdice", RTV Slovenija, 14 April 2018. Retrieved on 14 April 2018. (sl) 
  23. HDD Jesenice. Elite Prospects.
  24. Gorazd Rekelj. Elite Prospects.
  25. Roman Pristov. Elite Prospects.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Nik Zupancic. Elite Prospects.
  27. Dejan Varl. Elite Prospects.
  28. 28.0 28.1 R. K.. "Na Jesenicah po derbiju odstavili Glaviča", RTV Slovenija, 26 November 2018. Retrieved on 26 November 2018. (sl) 
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Marcel Rodman prevzel Jesenice: vodilo "ena ekipa, eno srce"", RTV Slovenija, 5 December 2018. Retrieved on 5 December 2018. (sl) 
  30. HDD Jesenice. Elite Prospects.
  31. http://www.sport-tv.si/Binary/60/DP_v_hokeju.pdf

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