HC '05 Banská Bystrica

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Hockey Club '05 Banská Bystrica is a professional Slovak ice hockey club based in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. They won 3 times Slovakian hockey league and 4 times Slovak 1. Liga, second–level ice hockey league in Slovakia. The team is nicknamed Barani, which means Rams in English.

HC '05 Banská Bystrica
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica logo.svg
CityBanská Bystrica, Slovakia
LeagueSlovak Extraliga
Founded1922 (1922) as Slávia
Home arenaBanská Bystrica Ice Stadium
(capacity 2,841)
ColoursRed, white, black
Head coachFinland Tuukka Poikonen
CaptainSlovakia Ivan Ďatelinka


Czechoslovak eraEdit

HC '05 was founded in 2005 but professional hockey in Banská Bystrica was playing long before. The previous club was established in 1922. The club was named Slávia but later changed name several times. In 1962, the club was named Iskra (Spark in English) and this name kept up until 2005. In interwar period and during the World War II, the club played in the Slovak League. Their best placement was second in 1930, 1931, and 1934. They were members of the first postwar Czechoslovak Extraliga season. In the 1945–46 season, they finished 6th in Group A and were relegated from the Top level. Banská Bystrica returned to the Extraliga in the 1947–48 season but they finished 6th in Group A and were relegated again. This season was their last at the Top level until the 1995–96 Slovak Extraliga season. Since 1963–64, Iskra played in the 1. SNHL (1st Slovak National Hockey League), the second level in Czechoslovak hockey. They were members of all seasons of the 1. SNHL since its introduction in 1963 until dissolution of league in 1993. Iskra won the 1. SNHL in the 1968–69 season and qualified for the preliminary round of the Czechoslovak Extraliga. They lost 5 of 6 games in the preliminary round against Škoda Plzeň, VŽKG Ostrava, and Mladá Boleslav and were not promoted to the Extraliga.

Slovak eraEdit

After dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the club was included to the Slovak 1.Liga, the second level in Slovak hockey. In their first season, they finished second. In the next season, Iskra won the 1. Liga and was promoted to the Slovak Extraliga. Iskra placed ninth in the 1995–96 season and they had to play the relegation round. Iskra saved the Extraliga for the 1996–97 season but this season was less productive and they were relegated from the Top level. They returned in the 1998–99 season but were relegated again, by missing the cut by three points. In 2005, the club was transformed to an incorporated company and renamed to HC '05. They were promoted to the Extraliga in the 2007–08 season after their victory in the playoffs finals against HK Spišská Nová Ves. In the 2010–11 season, they finished third in the regular season, defeated their big rival HKm Zvolen in the quarterfinals, and lost 3–4 against HK Poprad in the semifinals. This season was their most successful since their 1. SNHL victory in 1969.



Slovak Extraliga

Slovak 1. Liga

Slovak Hockey League

1st. Slovak National Hockey League


Current rosterEdit

Source: hc05.sk[1]Source: eliteprospects.com[2]As of September 9, 2021.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
29   Matej Gajan G L 22 2019 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
48   Ivan Ďatelinka (C) D L 38 2015 Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
  Mitchell Fossier LW L 24 2021 Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
19   Ján Brejčák D L 32 2021 Poprad, Czechoslovakia
  Matej Galbavý LW L 22 2021 Zvolen, Slovakia
55   Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin D L 25 2020 Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada
25   Alex Tamáši C L 23 2017 Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia
21   Adam Žiak D L 22 2019 Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia
71   Filip Vašaš RW R 23 2019 Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia
  Chase Berger C L 26 2021 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  Gilbert Gabor LW L 26 2021 Stockholm, Sweden
72   Michal Kabáč C L 25 2018 Trstená, Slovakia
  Nikita Scherbak LW L 25 2021 Moscow, Russia
81   Michal Ganz D L 20 2020 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
64   Brian Ihnačák C R 36 2020 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
34   Filip Belányi G L 20 2020 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
11   Matthew Mistele LW L 25 2020 Whitby, Ontario, Canada
  Miloš Bubela C R 29 2021 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
79   Dominik Sojka C L 20 2019 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
53   Jacob Cardwell D R 29 2020 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
94   Alex Výhonský RW L 27 2020 Košice, Slovakia
23   Martin Bdžoch D L 24 2020 Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia
15   Alex Breton D L 24 2020 Sainte-Marie, Quebec, Canada
  Dávid Šoltés RW R 26 2021 Košice, Slovakia
  Dávid Boldižár D L 22 2021 Košice, Slovakia

NHL alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Team Roster / HC '05 Banská Bystrica". www.hc05.sk. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  2. ^ "Team Roster / HC '05 Banská Bystrica". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2019-01-28.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ No playoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Slovakia.