HK Nitra

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Hokejový Klub Nitra is a professional ice hockey club based in Nitra, Slovakia. The club has been a member of the Slovak Extraliga since the 2003–04 season and winner of Slovak Extraliga in the 2015–16 season.

HK Nitra
HK Nitra logo.svg
NicknameCorgoni
CityNitra, Slovakia
LeagueSlovak Extraliga
Founded1926 (1926)
Home arenaNitra Aréna
(capacity 4,800)
ColoursPrussian blue, Columbia blue, white
     
General managerSlovakia Tomáš Chrenko
Head coachCzech Republic Antonín Stavjaňa
CaptainSlovakia Branislav Mezei
Websitewww.hockeynitra.com

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1931 under the name AC. Their first trophy which they won was the Tatra Cup in 1934. The club was renamed several times; from 1945 to 1976 they were named Sokol, Komunálny podnik, Spojené závody, Slavoj, Slovan, and Štart.

In 1976 the club was renamed Plastika Nitra. They won the 1. SNHL (1st Slovak National Hockey League), the second level of Czechoslovak hockey, in the 1983–84 season and clinched participation in the preliminary round for the Czechoslovak Extraliga. There they earned 2 points in 4 games against Škoda Plzeň and Poldi Kladno and did not qualify for the Extraliga. Nitra won the 1. SNHL in the 1986–87 season but in the preliminary round they lost against Poldi Kladno. In the next season they triumphed in the 1. SNHL again, but in the preliminary round they were defeated by TJ Vítkovice. Nitra's first promotion to the Czechoslovak Extraliga came in the 1989–90 season when they finished 4th in the qualification group and clinched participation at the Extraliga for the next season. Nitra finished 13th in their first Extraliga season, earning 39 points in 53 games and were relegated to the 1. SNHL. They won the next season of the 1. SNHL but were defeated by ŠKP Poprad in the preliminary round. In the 1991-92 season they won the 1. SNHL again, but the preliminary round was not played due to the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

Nitra won its first Slovak Extraliga title in the 2015–16 season. In the quarterfinal against MsHK Žilina, Nitra swept the series 4-0. In the semifinal they played seven games to beat HKm Zvolen. The final opponent was HC '05 Banská Bystrica, whom Nitra defeated 4–2 in the series to win the league title.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Slovak Extraliga

Slovak 1. Liga

1st. Slovak National Hockey League

Pre-seasonEdit

Tatra Cup

  •   Winners (1): 1933/1934

Rona Cup

  •   Winners (1): 2010

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Source: hockeynitra.com[1]Source: eliteprospects.com[2]As of September 26, 2021.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
29   Matthew O'Connor G L 29 2020 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
24   Branislav Mezei (C) D L 41 2015 Nitra, Czechoslovakia
89   Adrián Holešinský C L 25 2020 Čadca, Slovakia
19   Michael Drábek RW L 20 2020 Partizánske, Slovakia
15   Martin Bodák D R 21 2020 Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia
30   David Honzík G L 28 2021 Milevsko, Czech Republic
14   Mário Múčka RW R 22 2020 Nitra, Slovakia
12   Ivan Švarný (A) D L 36 2020 Nitra, Czechoslovakia
7   Šimon Nemec D R 17 2019 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
21   Filip Bajtek RW L 30 2020 Třinec, Czechoslovakia
18   Miroslav Pupák F L 36 2012 Nitra, Czechoslovakia
28   Juraj Štefanka D L 21 2017 Nitra, Slovakia
73   Róbert Varga LW L 26 2021 Bratislava, Slovakia
17   Martin Vitaloš D R 21 2020 Bratislava, Slovakia
11   Adam Rockwood C L 26 2021 Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
88   Ondrej Molnár LW L 16 2020 Nitra, Slovakia
80   Tomáš Hrnka C L 29 2020 Nitra, Czechoslovakia
71   Marek Tvrdoň LW L 28 2020 Nitra, Slovakia
44   Willie Raskob D R 26 2021 Hastings, Minnesota, United States
10   Adam Sýkora LW L 17 2020 Piešťany, Slovakia
34   Jozef Baláž C L 22 2021 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
25   Samuel Buček RW R 22 2021 Nitra, Slovakia
49   Samuel Socha D L 18 2020 Nitra, Slovakia
13   Filip Krivošík C R 22 2021 Bratislava, Slovakia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster / HK Nitra". www.hockeynitra.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  2. ^ "Team Roster / HK Nitra". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2016-03-14.

External linksEdit