GKS Katowice (ice hockey)

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

GKS Katowice
CityKatowice, Poland
LeaguePolska Hokej Liga
Founded1964
Home arenaSpodek
ColoursYellow (Gold), Green, Black
Head coachTom Coolen
WebsiteGKS Katowice

The team was founded in 1964. Katowice won six Polska Liga Hokejowa titles between 1958 and 1970. The team did not participate in the 2015-16 season due to financial constraints, but returned for the 2016-17 season.[citation needed] In 2017 the name of the club was changed to Tauron KH GKS Katowice, due to sponsorship by Tauron Group.[citation needed] The club finished 2017-18 season on the 2nd place.[citation needed]

Notable membersEdit

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

AchievementsEdit

Polish championship:[citation needed]

  • 1st place (6): 1958, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1970
  • 2nd place (10): 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1967, 1969, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2018
  • 3rd place (8): 1955, 1963, 1966, 1975, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998

Polish cup:[citation needed]

  • Winner (1): 1970
  • Finalist (1): 2000

1st ligue:[citation needed]

  • 1st (1): 2012

Autosan cup:[citation needed]

  • 1st place (3): 1973, 1975, 1976

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit