HC Dinamo Minsk

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Hockey Club Dinamo Minsk (Russian: Дина́мо-Минск; Belarusian: Дынама-Мінск, Dynama-Minsk) is an ice hockey team based in Minsk, Belarus. They are members of the Tarasov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Dinamo Minsk
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CityMinsk, Belarus
LeagueKHL
2008–present
Belarusian Extraleague
(2003–2008)
ConferenceWestern
DivisionTarasov
Founded2003
Home arenaMinsk-Arena
(capacity: 15,086)
Colours     
Owner(s)BFSO Dinamo
General managerAndrei Parfimovich
Head coachCraig Woodcroft
Affiliate(s)Dinamo-Molodechno (BXL)
Websitehcdinamo.by
Franchise history
2003–HC Dinamo Minsk
Current season

Dinamo has qualified for the KHL playoffs (Gagarin Cup) four times: in the 2010–11, 2011–12, 2014–15 and 2016–17 KHL seasons. The team has not won a single round in the Gagarin Cup playoffs, losing in all four series.

HistoryEdit

Dinamo was founded in 2003, taking the name of the Minsk club Dinamo, and won the Belarusian Extraleague championship title once and the Belarus Cup twice.[citation needed]

On 26 March 26, 2008, the KHL confirmed the Belarusian club's inclusion in the Bobrov Division. Dinamo Minsk started to play on the ice of Minsk Palace of Sports and was relocated to the newly built Minsk-Arena in December 2009. The first head coach of the club was Paul Gardner, however he was dismissed prior to the beginning of the season. The next head coach became Jim Hughes, a protégé of previous Belarus national team head coach Curt Fraser. But after the first twelve games, the team was ranked next to the last place and Jim Hughes was dismissed. The new vacancy was taken by Russian specialist Vasili Spiridonov whose efforts were not enough to raise Dinamo Minsk from the bottom of the tournament table. The club ended the season ranked 22nd out of 24 teams.[citation needed]

The next season team began under command of Glen Hanlon, who brought the Belarus national team to the sixth place at WC2006 in Riga. The team roster was filled with world-famous players Ville Peltonen and Ossi Väänänen, and also one of the best Belarusian goaltenders Andrei Mezin. The 2009–10 season was similar to the previous one. The team did not show good result and Glen Hanlon was substituted by the head coach of HK Homiel. Dinamo Minsk finished at the 17th spot in the KHL while missing the playoffs, but still managed to win Spengler Cup under the guidance of Alexander Andrievsky.[citation needed]

The 2010–11 season was Dinamo Minsk's best season in the KHL. Marek Sýkora, who is widely thought of as one of the best coaches in the KHL, was appointed head coach. He brought Metallurg Magnitogorsk to the final games in 2005 and a rookie of the KHL Avtomobilist to the KHL playoffs in 2010. Dinamo Minsk under his command managed not only to get into the playoffs but was byt one step removed from the Western Conference semi-finals when Lokomotiv prevailed in the decisive game seven of the series.[citation needed]

The 2011–12 season of Dinamo Minsk was to have begun on 8 September 2011, versus Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. However, on 7 September 2011, the plane carrying the Lokomotiv team to the game in Minsk had crashed during takeoff, killing all but one of Lokomotiv's roster. Four days later, a memorial ceremony took place at the Minsk-Arena, with Minsk players paying tribute to the victims.[citation needed]

In the 2016–17 season, the assistant coach of the Belarus national team Craig Woodcroft, became the head coach of Dinamo Minsk. From the very beginning to the end of the regular season, the "Bisons" were in the playoff zone and breaking a number of club records. They first collected 105 points in a regular season and took eighth place in the general standings of the KHL. But in the playoffs, Dinamo did not succeed. Again, as six years ago, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl became the rival at the first stage. The series ended in five games - 1-4. Also during the season, in December 2016, Dinamo for the second time took part in the Spengler Cup.[citation needed]

Woodcroft had a three-year contract, but elected to leave the team in spring to head the Swiss club Geneva-Servette. Gordie Dwyer was appointed head coach for the 2017–18 season. The roster had to be formed taking into account the financial difficulties that arose at the end of the previous season, so the team was weakened. Leaders like Ben Scrivens, Kevin Lalande, Raman Hrabarenka, Matt Ellison, Rob Klinkhammer, Sergei Kostitsyn, Andrei Stas and Nikita Komarov left. Instead of these players came mainly young Belarusians and four hockey players who had not previously played in the KHL - Jhonas Enroth, Quinton Howden, Justin Fontaine and Jack Skille. Some of them showed great performance: Enroth joined the Sweden national team to participate in the Olympics in Pyeongchang and became the best player of the season in the opinion of the fans, and Howden took the second place in the list of the team's top scorers. But in general, the season for Dinamo was unsuccessful: the team finished in the 10th place in the conference and did not qualify for the playoffs.[citation needed]

ArenasEdit

Dinamo Minsk called Minsk Sports Palace as their home until they moved to the new Minsk-Arena in 2010.

Season-by-season KHL recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime/shootout wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime/shootout losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Season GP W OTW L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Top Scorer Playoffs
2008–09 56 12 3 34 7 49 124 197 6th, Bobrov Yaroslav Chupris (25 points: 9 G, 16 A; 52 GP) Did not qualify
2009–10 56 17 6 31 2 65 139 164 6th, Bobrov Geoff Platt (44 points: 26 G, 18 A; 56 GP) Did not qualify
2010–11 54 17 8 22 7 74 150 155 4th, Tarasov Konstantin Glazachev (35 points: 12 G, 23 A; 52 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3-4 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2011–12 54 21 7 20 6 83 158 148 4th, Tarasov Teemu Laine (42 points: 20 G, 22 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Dynamo Moscow)
2012–13 52 18 6 23 5 71 125 148 5th, Tarasov Tim Stapleton (40 points: 24 G, 16 A; 52 GP) Did not qualify
2013–14 54 13 4 31 6 53 102 161 7th, Bobrov Geoff Platt (29 points: 15 G, 14 A; 40 GP) Did not qualify
2014–15 60 27 7 21 5 100 171 159 3rd, Bobrov Charles Linglet (58 points: 22 G, 36 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Jokerit)
2015–16 60 20 7 24 9 83 147 168 4th, Bobrov Matt Ellison (55 points: 26 G, 29 A; 54 GP) Did not qualify
2016–17 60 27 10 19 4 105 171 150 2nd, Bobrov Matt Ellison (49 points: 16 G, 33 A; 54 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
2017–18 56 20 5 28 3 73 112 129 4th, Bobrov Marc-Andre Gragnani (35 points: 6 G, 29 A; 55 GP) Did not qualify
2018–19 62 15 2 37 8 42 119 180 5th, Tarasov Teemu Pulkkinen (29 points: 15 G, 14 A; 50 GP) Did not qualify
2019–20 62 11 3 37 11 39 135 232 6th, Tarasov Ryan Spooner (37 points: 10 G, 27 A; 43 GP) Did not qualify
2020–21 60 17 15 25 3 67 167 174 4th, Tarasov Shane Prince (49 points: 25 G, 24 A; 52 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1-4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)
2021–22 47 18 5 16 8 54 138 144 5th, Tarasov Taylor Beck (38 points: 8 G, 30 A; 42 GP) Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0-4 (SKA Saint Petersburg)

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 23 June 2022.[1][2]

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
72   Vladimir Alistrov LW L 21 2020 Mogilev, Belarus
28   Adam Almqvist D L 31 2020 Jönköping, Sweden
88   Taylor Beck RW R 31 2021 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
97   Dmitry Buinitsky C L 25 2020 Mogilev, Belarus
  Valentin Demchenko RW L 20 2022 Liozno, Belarus
5   Dmitri Deryabin D L 22 2019 Minsk, Belarus
92   Roman Gorbunov RW L 25 2020 Sarov, Russia
74   Tyler Graovac C L 29 2021 Brampton, Ontario, Canada
79   Libor Hudacek RW R 31 2021 Levoca, Czechoslovakia
23   Mario Kempe C L 33 2021 Kramfors, Sweden
35   Alexei Kolosov G L 20 2020 Minsk, Belarus
89   Dmitri Korobov D L 33 2021 Novopolotsk, Belarusian SSR
51   Brandon Kozun RW R 32 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States
91   Sergei Kuznetsov LW R 20 2021 Zhlobin, Belarus
  Shawn Lalonde D R 32 2022 Orleans, Ontario, Canada
14   Igor Martynov RW L 23 2019 Krasnoye, Belarus
  Vadim Moroz F R 18 2022 Minsk, Belarus
54   Denis Mosalyov RW L 36 2020 Kartaly, Russian SFSR
56   Nikita Pyshkaylo C L 22 2021 Yubileiny, Belarus
9   Sergei Sapego D L 22 2021 Vitebsk, Belarus
  Mikhail Shalagin LW L 22 2022 Moscow, Russia
8   Ilya Shinkevich D L 32 2020 Minsk, Belarusian SSR
  Konstantin Shostak G L 22 2022 Minsk, Belarus
  Ryan Spooner C L 30 2022 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20   Malte Strömwall RW R 27 2021 Luleå, Sweden
  Ilya Sushko D L 24 2022 Drogichin, Belarus
21   Mattias Tedenby LW L 32 2021 Vetlanda, Sweden
61   Rinat Valiev D L 27 2021 Nizhnekamsk, Russia
66   Pavel Varfolomeyev LW R 27 2020 Magnitogorsk, Russia

Franchise records and scoring leadersEdit

KHL scoring leadersEdit

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history while being a KHL club. Figures are updated after each completed KHL regular season.[3]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;   = current Dinamo Minsk player

Franchise recordsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

  • Most goals in a playoff season: Geoff Platt, 4 (2010–11)
  • Most assists in a playoff season: Peter Podhradský, 6 (2010–11)
  • Most points in a playoff season: Peter Podhradský, 8 (2010–11)
  • Most penalty minutes in a playoff season: Jordan Henry, 33 (2010–11)
  • Most points in a playoff season, defenseman: Peter Podhradský, 8 (2010–11)
  • Most points in a game, playoff: 3, shared by 5 players

Hat-tricksEdit

  1. Dmitry Meleshko, 11-21-2010 at Metallurg Magnitogorsk - needed 43.26 to complete the feat[5]
  2. Zbyněk Irgl, 11-22-2011 at Barys Astana - needed 31.48 to complete the feat[6]
  3. Jonathan Cheechoo, 09-04-2014 at Jokerit - needed 42.54 to complete the feat[7]
  4. Jonathan Cheechoo, 10-24-2014 at Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk - needed 26.09 to complete the feat[8]
  5. Matt Ellison, 10-03-2015 at Avangard Omsk - needed 17.05 to complete the feat[9]
  6. Matt Ellison, 10-05-2015 at Barys Astana - needed 21.45 to complete the feat[10]
  7. Rob Klinkhammer, 10-23-2016 at Sochi - needed 39.52 to complete the feat[11]
  8. Quinton Howden, 10-02-2017 at Dinamo Moscow - needed 43.45 to complete the feat[12]

HonoursEdit

ChampionsEdit

  Belarus

  BSSR

  Europe

  Belarus

Runners-upEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dinamo Minsk Team Roster" (in Russian). www.dinamo.by. Retrieved 2022-06-23.
  2. ^ "Dinamo Minsk team roster". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2022-06-23.
  3. ^ "Dinamo Minsk All-Time KHL leaders". QuantHockey.com. 2019-02-22. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  4. ^ "Jokerit Helsinki - Dinamo Minsk boxscore". KHL official site.
  5. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk - Dinamo Minsk boxscore". KHL official site. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25.
  6. ^ "Barys Astana - Dinamo Minsk boxscore". KHL official site. Archived from the original on 2011-11-28.
  7. ^ "Jokerit Helsinki - Dinamo Minsk boxscore". KHL official site.
  8. ^ "Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk - Dinamo Minsk boxscore". KHL official site.
  9. ^ "Протокол игры: Динамо Мн - Авангард : Континентальная Хоккейная Лига (КХЛ)". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  10. ^ "Протокол игры: Динамо Мн - Барыс : Континентальная Хоккейная Лига (КХЛ)". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  11. ^ "Протокол игры: Динамо Мн - ХК Сочи : Континентальная Хоккейная Лига (КХЛ)". www.khl.ru. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  12. ^ "Game summary: Dinamo Mn - HC Dynamo M : Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)". en.khl.ru. Retrieved 2018-03-16.

External linksEdit