- See also: MHC Krylya Sovetov
|Full name||PHC Krylya Sovetov|
|Arena||Soviet Wings Sport Palace|
|Affiliates||Krylya Sovetov Dmitrov (MHL)|
PHC Krylya Sovetov (Russian: ПХК Крылья Советов; English: Soviet Wings) are a professional ice hockey team based in Moscow, Russia. They played in the Russian Major League in the 2009–10 season. The team was not accepted into the 2010–11 season of the VHL and the league's management suggested the team to take a 1 year timeout. However on 12 August 2010 the team was accepted into the VHL for the 2010–11 season.
In 2008 the team was expelled from the Soviet Wings Sport Palace and a new team, MHC Krylya Sovetov was created. PHC Krylya Sovetov played in the Minor Arena and Vityaz Ice Palace in Podolsk until 2010, when the team was reunited with MHC Krylya Sovetov and returned to the Soviet Wings Sport Palace.
History[edit | edit source]
Controversy[edit | edit source]
In 2008, the owner of the Soviet Wings Sport Palace, the All-Russia Institute of Light Alloys (VILS) (Russian: Всероссийский институт лёгких сплавов (ВИЛС) accused Krylya Sovetov of overdue rent payments. This led to the subsequent eviction of the team. The current team left under president Aleksandr Tretiak's lead, but Krylya's hockey school, junior subsidiary teams, and other infrastructure opted to remain under the effective ownership of VILS.
As of September 5, 2009 it is unknown where MHC Krylya Sovetov's main team will play in the 2009–10 season since the definitive calendar of games for the 2009–10 season of the Russian Major League only contains PHC Krylya Sovetov in the Western Division. MHC Krylya Sovetov's junior team will however play in the newly formed Minor Hockey League.
According to KHL website Alexander Medvedev contacted both the administration of PHC Krylya Sovetov and MHC Krylya Sovetov and the two clubs with the help of KHL will be reunited into a single organization once again after the split in 2008.
League history[edit | edit source]
- Russian Superleague 2006-2008
- Russian Supreme League 2003-2006
- Russian Superleague 2001-2003
- Russian Supreme League 1999-2001
- Russian Hockey League 1996-1999
- Intl. Hockey League 1992-1996
- CIS Championship 1991-1992
- USSR Championship 1947-1991
Honors[edit | edit source]
Champions[edit | edit source]
- USSR Championship: 2
- 1957, 1974
- USSR Cup: 3
- 1951, 1974, 1989
- European Cup: 1
- Spengler Cup: 2
- 1980, 1988
- Ahearne Cup: 2
- 1961, 1968
Notable alumni[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Контуры Высшей лиги (Russian). Kontinental Hockey League (June 30, 2010). Retrieved on 3 July 2010.
- «Крылья» - в ВХЛ (Russian). Kontinental Hockey League (12 August 2010). Retrieved on 12 August 2010.
- КХЛ объединяет «Крылья Советов» в одну структуру (Russian). Kontinental Hockey League (23 July 2010). Retrieved on 23 July 2010.
- Объединённые "Крылья" переедут в Сетунь в сентябре (Russian). Championat.ru (27 July 2010). Retrieved on 27 July 2010.