HC MONACObet Banská Bystrica

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Hockey Club MONACObet 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 MONACObet Banská Bystrica
NicknameBarani (Rams)
CityBanská Bystrica, Slovakia
LeagueSlovak Extraliga
Founded1922 (1922) as Slávia
Home arenaTipsport aréna Ice Stadium
(capacity 3,016)
ColoursRed, white, black
PresidentVladimír Tropp
General managerĽuboš Pisár
Head coachVladimír Országh
CaptainIvan Ďatelinka

History edit

Czechoslovak era edit

HC MONACObet Banská Bystrica 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 era edit

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.

Honours edit

Domestic edit

Slovak Extraliga

Slovak 1. Liga

Slovak Hockey League

1st. Slovak National Hockey League

Pre-season edit

Tatra Cup

  •   Winners (1): 2022

Players edit

Current roster edit

Source: hc05.sk[1]Source: eliteprospects.com[2]As of June 15, 2023.

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18   Andrej Bíreš LW R 30 2022 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
48   Ivan Ďatelinka (C) D L 41 2015 Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
  Roman Faith LW L 21 2023 Košice, Slovakia
19   Michal Frídel D L 21 2022 Slovakia
40   Rastislav Gašpar C R 29 2022 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
11   Matúš Holenda D L 29 2022 Trenčín, Slovakia
80   Mário Jamrich F L 21 2023 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
26   Markus Kojo D L 30 2023 Noormarkku, Finland
37   Gašper Krošelj G L 37 2023 Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
4   Patrik Luža D R 29 2022 Bratislava, Slovakia
  Matej Macek RW L 25 2023 Slovakia
  Tomáš Matoušek RW L 31 2023 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
  Connor McCarthy D R 28 2023 LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
  Branislav Pavúk D R 28 2023 Košice, Slovakia
  Ján Petriska RW R 23 2023 Bojnice, Slovakia
1   Eugen Rabčan G R 22 2023 Levoča, Slovakia
79   Dominik Sojka C L 23 2019 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  Adam Stránský C L 21 2023 Trenčín, Slovakia
  Andreas Štrauch RW R 30 2023 Poprad, Slovakia
  Samuli Tervo G L 27 2023 Mänttä, Finland
  Carter Turnbull C R 25 2023 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  Alex Výhonský RW L 30 2023 Košice, Slovakia
  Matt Wilkins LW L 33 2023 Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
  Boris Žabka D L 20 2023 Bratislava, Slovakia

NHL alumni edit

References edit

  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 links edit

Notes edit

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