HK Poprad

HK Poprad is a professional ice hockey team in the Slovak Extraliga, the top ice hockey league in Slovakia. It plays its games in Poprad, Slovakia. The squad's greatest success was 2nd place in the Slovak Extraliga in 2006, 2011 and 2021. The club is nicknamed Kamzíci, which means "Chamois" in English.

HK Poprad
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NicknameKamzíci
CityPoprad, Slovakia
LeagueSlovak Extraliga
Founded1930 (1930)
Home arenaPoprad Ice Stadium
(capacity 4,233)
ColoursBlue, royal blue, white
     
PresidentĽudovít Jurinyi
Head coachSlovakia Peter Mikula
CaptainSlovakia Patrik Svitana
Websitewww.hkpoprad.sk

HistoryEdit

After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Poprad started playing in the new independent Slovak Championship which was named the Slovak Extraliga. In the 1996–97 season Poprad was eliminated in the semifinals by HC Košice. In the next season 1997–98, they played semifinals again against HC Košice and lost 0–3. However, these two seasons were successful because the team won bronze medals. In the 2005–06 season the team reached the most remarkable success, but lost 3–4 in the final series against MsHK Žilina. This success was repeated in the 2010–11 season, when they played against the long-time rival HC Košice and lost 1–4 in the final.

Season-by-season recordEdit

This is a partial list of the last six seasons completed by HK Poprad.

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

Season GP W OTW OTL L Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2015–16 50 18 3 11 18 68 139 149 6th, Extraliga Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 (HKM Zvolen)
2016–17 56 18 6 9 23 75 153 167 7th, Extraliga Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–4 (HK Nitra)
2017–18 56 25 6 4 21 91 159 152 6th, Extraliga Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–4 (HK Dukla Trenčín)
2018–19 57 28 9 3 17 102 168 147 5th, Extraliga Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (HC '05 Banská Bystrica)
2019–20 55 28 5 5 17 99 170 131 4th, Extraliga Not held due to the coronavirus pandemic
2020–21 50 26 7 3 14 95 186 133 3rd, Extraliga Lost in Finals, 1–4 (HKM Zvolen)

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Slovak Extraliga

Czechoslovak Extraliga

Slovak Hockey League

1st. Slovak National Hockey League

Pre-seasonEdit

Tatra Cup

  •   Winners (13): 1936/1937, 1937/1938, 1938/1939, 1941/1942, 1946/1947, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Source: hkpoprad.sk[1]Source: eliteprospects.com[2]As of July 27, 2021.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
1   Marek Čiliak G L 31 2021 Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
71   Patrik Svitana (C) RW R 33 2017 Poprad, Czechoslovakia
98   Peter Bjalončík C L 23 2018 Poprad, Slovakia
92   Roman Rychlík G R 20 2019 Trebišov, Slovakia
17   Joe Basaraba RW R 29 2021 Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
23   Adam Drgoň D R 36 2020 Trnava, Czechoslovakia
10   Filip Mešár F R 17 2020 Spišská Belá, Slovakia
18   River Rymsha D L 25 2021 Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
28   Alex Šotek RW R 17 2020 Poprad, Slovakia
51   Tomáš Tomek G L 33 2021 Skalica, Czechoslovakia
91   Michael Vandas RW L 30 2019 Poprad, Czechoslovakia
58   Petr Ulrych D L 34 2019 Liberec, Czechoslovakia
36   Matej Paločko RW L 25 2019 Košice, Slovakia
88   Dalibor Bortňák C L 30 2021 Prešov, Czechoslovakia
62   James Livingston RW R 31 2020 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
26   Marek Hudec D L 27 2020 Trenčín, Slovakia
31   Štefan Valluš G L 19 2021 Poprad, Slovakia
89   Mike Dalhuisen D L 32 2019 Nijmegen, Netherlands
81   Lukáš Handlovský LW R 35 2019 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
19   Dávid Skokan C L 32 2020 Poprad, Czechoslovakia
14   Daniel Demo D L 22 2020 Bratislava, Slovakia
73   Jakub Dzivjak RW L 19 2019 Poprad, Slovakia
86   Daniel Brejčák (A) D L 34 2017 Poprad, Czechoslovakia
8   Peter Šišovský RW L 30 2021 Dubnica nad Váhom, Czechoslovakia
11   Adam Jevoš C L 20 2020 Slovakia
83   Peter Novajovský D L 31 2021 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
44   Adrián Valigura LW L 20 2020 Poprad, Slovakia

Retired numbersEdit

HK Poprad retired numbers
No. Player Position Career No. retirement
13 Arne Kroták LW 1990–2019 September 13, 2019[3][4]

Franchise scoring leadersEdit

These are the top-ten-point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed regular season.[5]

  •  *  – current Poprad player

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game

Franchise playoff scoring leadersEdit

These are the top-ten playoff point-scorers in franchise playoff history. Figures are updated after each completed season.[6]

  •  *  – current Poprad player

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Poprad player

NHL alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster / HK Poprad". www.hkpoprad.sk. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  2. ^ "Team Roster / HK Poprad". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  3. ^ "HK Poprad has eliminated the legendary number 13". www.hkpoprad.sk.
  4. ^ "Poprad to retire Arne Kroták". www.hkpoprad.sk.
  5. ^ "HK Poprad Career Leaders – eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com.
  6. ^ "HK Poprad - All Time Playoffs Player Stats – eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com.

External linksEdit