GKS Katowice (ice hockey)

GKS Katowice is a professional ice hockey team in Katowice, Poland.

GKS Katowice
(Górniczy Klub Sportowy Katowice)
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CityKatowice, Poland
LeaguePolska Hokej Liga
Founded1964
Home arenaSpodek
ColoursYellow (Gold), Green, Black
Head coachJacek Płachta
Websitehokej.gkskatowice.eu

The team was founded in 1964. GKS Katowice won six Polska Liga Hokejowa titles between 1958 and 1970. From 2017 to 2019 the name of the club was changed to Tauron KH GKS Katowice, due to sponsorship by Tauron Group. The club finished the regular season 2021-2022 in 1st place and won the playoffs by defeating Zagłębie Sosnowiec, GKS Tychy and Unia Oświęcim.

Notable membersEdit

The original coaches for GKS Katowice were Aggie Kukulowicz,[1] and Stanislav Konopásek.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Polish championship:

  • 1st place (7): 1958, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1970, 2022
  • 2nd place (10): 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1967, 1969, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2018
  • 3rd place (10): 1955, 1963, 1966, 1975, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2019, 2020

IIHF Continental Cup:

  • 3rd place (1): 2019

Polish cup:

  • Winner (1): 1970
  • Finalist (1): 2001

2nd ligue:

  • 1st place (1): 2012

Autosan cup:

  • 1st place (3): 1973, 1975, 1976

Champions Hockey LeagueEdit

GKS Katowice will make its Champions Hockey League debut in the 2022-23 season. The team will face Rögle BK, ZSC Lions and Fehérvár AV19.

Players in the season 2021/2022Edit

Goaltenders:

Defensemen:

Forwards:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adolph Kukulowicz". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
  2. ^ "GKS Katowice". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2020-01-31.

External linksEdit