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HC Bílí Tygři Liberec

Bílí Tygři Liberec (English: Liberec White Tigers) are a professional ice hockey club based in Liberec, Czech Republic. The team competes in the Czech Extraliga, the highest level of play in professional Czech ice hockey.

Bílí Tygři Liberec
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec logo.svg
CityLiberec
LeagueCzech Extraliga
Founded1956 (1956)
Home arenaHome credit Arena (Capacity: 7,500)
ColoursSmalt, white
         
General managerCzech Republic Petr Syrovátko
Head coachCzech Republic Patrik Augusta
CaptainCzech Republic Petr Jelínek
AffiliatesBenátky nad Jizerou (1.liga)
Websitewww.hcbilitygri.cz

HistoryEdit

The first hockey club in Liberec was founded in 1934 under the name SK Rapid Horní Růžodol. After the WWII, there have been two sections: Jiskra Kolora and Tatran. In 1956, a new ice rink was built in Liberec and the clubs agreed to merge, under the name TJ Lokomotiva Liberec. Since 1961, the club have been named: Stadion Liberec.

Since 1985, the level of Liberec hockey began to decline and the team played in the third highest competition. It has been given its current name since 2000 and the team returned to the Czech Extraliga in 2002. On 5 October 2010, as the first Czech ice hockey club played on their home ice with an NHL team, specifically in the preparatory match with the Boston Bruins.[1] In the 2015/16 season, Liberec won its first ever Czech Champion title.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liberec poznal sílu vyslance z NHL. Boston zúčtoval s Čechy 7:1". Sport.cz (in Czech). 5 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Bílí Tygři Squad". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-10-08.

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