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HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
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City: Ljubljana, Slovenia
League: Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
Founded: 1929
Home Arena: Dvorana Tivoli (cap: 4,500)
Colors:               
General Manager: Flag of Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj
Head Coach: Flag of Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj (interim)
Captain: Flag of the United States Kevin Mitchell
Affiliates: HS Olimpija Ljubljana
Championships
Playoff Championships: Yugoslavia: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984
Slovenia: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007

Hokejsko Drsalno Društvo Tilia Olimpija Ljubljana is a Slovenian professional ice hockey team that plays in the Erste Bank Hockey League. They play their home games at Dvorana Tivoli in Ljubljana. Olimpija has won 12 Yugoslav Championships and 11 Slovenian championships. They won 10 consecutive times from 1995 to 2004. In the 2007–08 season, their first in Erste Bank Hockey League, they made it all the way to the Finals, but lost 4 games to 2 against EC Red Bull Salzburg. The current main sponsor (as of the 2009-10 season) of the team is Zavarovalnica Tilia, an insurance company.

Achievements

  • Slovenian Ice Hockey Championship:
    • Winners (11) : 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
    • Runners-up (6) : 1992, 1993, 1994, 2005, 2008, 2009

Previous Names of the Club

  • SK Ilrija - 1929-1942
  • HK Udarnik - 1946
  • HK Triglav - 1947
  • HK Unity - 1948
  • HK Ljubljana - 1949-1961
  • HK Olimpija Ljubljana - 1962-1984
  • HK Olimpija Kompas - 1985-1990
  • HK Olimpija Hertz - 1991-1998
  • HDD ZM Olimpija - 2001-2008
  • HDD Tilia Olimpija - 2008-present

Team captains (since 1988)

  • Flag of Slovenia Srdan Kuret, 1988-1991
  • Flag of Slovenia Igor Beribak, 1991-2002
  • Flag of Slovenia Peter Rožič, 2002-2003
  • Flag of Russia Ildar Rakhmatullin, 2003-04
  • Flag of Slovenia Damjan Dervarič, 2004-05
  • Flag of Slovenia Mitja Šivic, 2005-06
  • Flag of Slovenia Robert Ciglenečki, 2006-07
  • Flag of Slovenia Tomaž Vnuk, 2007-09
  • Flag of the United States Kevin Mitchell, 2009-present


Former NHL Players who played for Olimpija


Head Coaches (since 1989)

  • Flag of Slovenia Marjan Gorenc, 2000-01, 2001-02
  • Flag of the United States Chris Imes, 2002-03
  • Flag of Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj, 2003-04, 2004-05
  • Flag of Slovenia Andrej Brodnik, 2005-06
  • Flag of Russia Ildar Rakhmatullin, 2006-07, 2007-08
  • Flag of the United States Mike Posma, 2007-08, 2008-09
  • Flag of Canada Randy Edmonds, 2008-09
  • Flag of Slovenia Bojan Zajc, 2008-09
  • Flag of Canada Dany Gélinas, 2009-10


Retired numbers

  • '24' Tomaž Vnuk, C, 1987–2009, number will be retired prior to the 2010-11 season.


References

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