Izhstal Izhevsk (Russian: Ижсталь Ижевск) is a professional ice hockey team based in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia. They are currently playing in the Supreme Hockey League (VHL), the second highest professional league in Russia.
|Home arena||Izhstal Sport Palace|
|Head coach||Konstantin Polozov|
|Affiliate(s)||HC Sochi (KHL)|
Kapitan Stupino (MHL)
|Izhstal Izhevsk 1958–Present|
The team was founded in 1958 and represents the Udmurt Republic and the largest metallurgical enterprise of the Federation of Izhstal OJSC. In the 1958–1959 season, the Trud team representing the Izhstal plant made its debut in the USSR Ice Hockey Championship in class “B” in the 4th zone of the RSFSR. The club, having won the very first Championship of the Republic in 1959–60, and repeating this achievement in 1960–61, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1978–79, 1984–85, 1994–95, 1999–2000, 2000–01, as a ten-time Champion of Udmurtia.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union , the team was unable to play for two seasons in 1993–94 and 1994–95 for financial reasons. From the 1995–96 season, the club has played continuously in Russia's second tier, through several league rebrandings.
- "Sochi and Izhstal sign sports cooperation agreement". HC Sochi. 26 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
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