AZ Havířov

AZ Heimstaden Havířov is an ice hockey team in the Czech Second Hockey League (third-tier league) from Havířov.

AZ Heimstaden Havířov
AZ Havířov logo.svg
CityHavířov, Czech Republic
LeagueCzech Second League
2010–2013, 2022–present
Founded1928 (1928)[1]
Home arenaGascontrol Arena (5,100 seats)
Colors   
General managerPatrik Rimmel
Head coachTomáš Potěšil

The city of Havířov was established in 1955. However the beginnings of ice hockey in surrounding villages date back to 1928, when workers began to skate on local ponds after their shift. The hockey club was registered in 1931 as KČT Lazy, named after the Lazy Coal Mine. In 1966 the club moved to Havířov and was given the name AZ Havířov after Antonín Zápotocký Coal Mine. In 1992 the club was promoted to the second level league.

In 1999 the club bought the Extraliga license from Slezan Opava. In the 2002/2003 season Havířov lost the relegation play-off against HC Kladno and was relegated to the First National Hockey League. Since that time the club was constantly haunted by the financial problems. Finally, in January 2010 the club announced insolvency and the remaining games were lost by forfeit.[2] According to the ice hockey federation rules, the club is automatically relegated to the lower division, i.e. the Second National Hockey League.[3]

In 2022 Havířov relegated to Czech 2. liga.

Team namesEdit

Source: [1]

  • 1931–1948: KČT Lazy (Czech Tourists Club Lazy)
  • 1948–1953: Sokol Lazy
  • 1953–late 1950s: DSO Baník Zápotocký (Voluntary sports organization Baník Zápotocký)
  • late 1950s–1966: TJ Důl AZ (Physical education unit Antonín Zápotocký Mine)
  • 1966–1993: TJ AZ Havířov (Physical education unit AZ Havířov)
  • 1993–1999: HC Havířov
  • 1999–2001: HC Femax Havířov
  • 2001–2010: HC Havířov Panthers
  • 2010–2017: HC AZ Havířov 2010
  • 2017–2020: AZ Residomo Havířov
  • 2020–present: AZ Heimstaden Havířov

Season-by-season recordEdit

CzechoslovakiaEdit

Source: [4]

Season Division Level Final standing Notes
1966–67 North Moravian Regional Championship 3 1st
1967–68 North Moravian Regional Championship 3 1st Promoted
1968–69 Second League Gr. B 2 8th
1969–70 First National League Gr. B 2 5th
1970–71 First National League Gr. B 2 8th
1971–72 First National League Gr. B 2 6th
1972–73 First National League Gr. B 2 8th Relegated
1973–74 Second National League Gr. C 3 3rd
1974–75 Second National League Gr. C 3 3rd
1975–76 Second National League Gr. C 3 3rd
1976–77 Second National League Gr. C 3 6th
1977–78 Second National League Gr. D 3 3rd
1978–79 Second National League Gr. D 3 5th Relegated
1979–80 North Moravian Regional Championship 4
1980–81 North Moravian Regional Championship 4 3rd
1981–82 North Moravian Regional Championship 4 1st
1982–83 North Moravian Regional Championship 4 1st Promoted
1983–84 Second National League Gr. C 3 5th
1984–85 Second National League Gr. C 3 3rd
1985–86 Second National League Gr. C 3 3rd
1986–87 Second National League Gr. C 3 1st
1987–88 Second National League Gr. C 3 4th
1988–89 Second National League Gr. C 3 5th
1989–90 Second National League Gr. C 3 5th
1990–91 Second National League Gr. C 3 2nd
1991–92 Second National League Gr. D 3 1st Promoted
1992–93 First National League 2 8th Reorganization of the competition

Czech RepublicEdit

Source: [4]

Season Division Level Final standing Notes
1993–94 First League 2 7th
1994–95 First League 2 4th
1995–96 First League 2 5th
1996–97 First League 2 10th
1997–98 First League 2 6th
1998–99 First League 2 12th Purchase of an extraleague license
1999–00 Czech Extraliga 1 13th
2000–01 Czech Extraliga 1 13th
2001–02 Czech Extraliga 1 11th
2002–03 Czech Extraliga 1 14th Relegated
2003–04 First League 2 10th
2004–05 First League 2 10th
2005–06 First League 2 3rd
2006–07 First League 2 10th
2007–08 First League Gr. East 2 4th
2008–09 First League 2 10th
2009–10 First League 2 16th Relegated
2010–11 Second League Gr. East 3 6th
2011–12 Second League Gr. East 3 1st
2012–13 Second League Gr. East 3 1st Promoted
2013–14 First League 2 6th
2014–15 First League 2 6th
2015–16 First League 2 8th
2016–17 First League 2 12th
2017–18 First League 2 7th
2018–19 First League 2 6th
2019–20 First League 2 Season abandoned
2020–21 First League 2 13th
2021–22 First League 2 16th Relegated
2022–23 Second League 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AZ slaví 90 let – Jaké byly počátky a nejstarší historie klubu?". www.hc-havirov.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  2. ^ iDNES.cz: Havířov míří do konkurzu. V 1. lize končí, zbylé zápasy se kontumují
  3. ^ iDNES.cz: Hráči Havířova odcházejí, fanoušci chystají loučení a tryznu
  4. ^ a b "Extraliga ledního hokeje (ELH) [do 1992/1993 nejvyšší celostátní soutěže] a nižší soutěže". avlh.sweb.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 13 May 2022.

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