Hockey Milano Rossoblu

Hockey Milano Rossoblu is an ice hockey team from Milan, Italy. It replaced Milano Vipers (league team 5 times Italian Champion) after that organization was disbanded in 2008.[1] It is currently playing in Alps Hockey League, joining in 2018 after replacing HC Neumarkt-Egna, which withdrew due to financial difficulties.[2]

Milano Rossoblu
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CityMilan, Italy
LeagueAlps Hockey League
Founded2008
Home arenaStadio del Ghiaccio Agorà
(capacity: 4.000)
PresidentItaly Ico Migliore
Head coachCanada Pat Curcio
Websitewww.hockeymilano.it
Franchise history
Hockey Milano Rossoblu

HistoryEdit

FoundationEdit

After the disbandment of the Milano Vipers in 2008, former executives of the Vipers led by Ico Migliore and Tiziano Terragni, announced the foundation of a new team, Hockey Milano Rossoblu.

In the first season in Serie A2, Adolf Insam, former coach of HCJ Milano Vipers, was appointed coach of the new franchise. He left to become technical director and was replaced by Murajca Pajic, his former deputy .

On 28 April 2010, the team announced that it has reached an agreement with Massimo Da Rin as new head coach for Hockey Milano for the 2010–11 season of Serie A2.

On 7 April 2012 Milano won the Serie A2 championship and was promoted to Serie A for the following season.

Partnership with the KHLEdit

In 2011, Milano Rossoblu announced a partnership with the Kontinental Hockey League. According to a three-year plan, the aim for the 2011–12 season was to earn promotion to the Italian Serie A, which succeeded, while building up a team that would be able to play at KHL level. From the 2013–14 season on, one team was expected to join the KHL, while the other team would keep playing in Serie A (Elite.A).[3] But the move was delayed due to a small arena, tight finances and the club being too underdeveloped. It is now unclear if and when the team will join KHL.

Joining the AlpsHLEdit

In July 2018 it was announced that Milano Rossoblu had joined the Alps Hockey League, replacing HC Neumarkt-Egna who withdrew due to financial difficulties.[4] Milano feature along with 8 other Italian teams in the international league.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey Milano Rossoblu – Società" (in Italian).
  2. ^ "ALPS HOCKEY LEAGUE HEADS INTO THE THIRD SEASON". erstebankliga.at. July 5, 2018. Archived from the original on July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Presentata la partnership tra Hockey Milano e KHL" (in Italian). 23 June 2011. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  4. ^ "ALPS HOCKEY LEAGUE HEADS INTO THE THIRD SEASON". erstebankliga.at. July 5, 2018. Archived from the original on July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.

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