Mountfield HK

Mountfield Hokejový Klub is a professional men's ice hockey club based in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. It is a member of the Czech Extraliga. The club was formed after the original HC Mountfield was unable to resolve a sponsorship dispute.[1]

Mountfield HK
Mountfield HK logo.svg
CityHradec Králové, Czech Republic
LeagueCzech Extraliga
Founded1925 (1925)
Home arenaZimní stadion Hradec Králové
(capacity: 6,890)
ColoursRed, white, black
     
General managerCzech Republic Aleš Kmoníček
Head coachCzech Republic Tomáš Martinec
CaptainCzech Republic Radek Smoleňák
Websitemountfieldhk.cz

HistoryEdit

Mountfield HK aligns itself with the history of Královští Lvi, a club formed in Hradec Králové in 1926 that operated a men's team until 2013. In the meantime, Mountfield a.s., a Czech-based home and garden retailer, owned and operated a hockey club in České Budějovice from 2006 to 2013.

Following the 2012–13 season, the Czech Extraliga reached a sponsorship deal with Radegast to sell its beer in all Extraliga arenas. This agreement conflicted with the naming rights deal České Budějovice already had with Budweiser Budvar Brewery for their arena. Under the agreement, the club and the city would face stiff penalties for selling any beer other than Budvar products.[2][3] Unable to resolve the dispute, the club decided on June 18, 2013 that no agreement could be reached between the parties involved and voted to immediately relocate to Hradec Králové for the 2013–14 season.[4][5]

Since then, Královští Lvi has been Mountfield HK's youth program, while Motor České Budějovice inherited Hradec Králové's spot in the Czech 1.liga.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Czech Extraliga

Czech 1. Liga

1st. Czech National Hockey League

2nd. Czechoslovak Hockey League

InternationalEdit

Champions Hockey League

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Source: mountfieldhk.cz[6]Source: eliteprospects.com[7]As of January 15, 2021.

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
35   Filip Novotný G L 31 2021 Pelhřimov, Czechoslovakia
55   Jérémie Blain D R 23 2020 Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
30   Jakub Lev (A) C R 31 2019 Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
10   Michael Gaspar D L 22 2019 Prague, Czech Republic
17   Ahti Oksanen LW L 29 2021 Kirkkonummi, Finland
77   Richard Nedomlel D L 29 2018 Prague, Czech Republic
6   Lukáš Cingeľ C L 30 2017 Žilina, Slovakia
26   Aleš Jergl RW R 28 2019 Kroměříž, Czech Republic
42   Petr Koukal C L 39 2017 Nové Město na Moravě, Czechoslovakia
31   Henri Kiviaho G L 28 2021 Lappeenranta, Finland
32   Jakub Orsava RW R 31 2019 Šumperk, Czechoslovakia
41   Radim Šalda D L 23 2019 Pardubice, Czech Republic
21   Christophe Lalancette C R 28 2021 Roberval, Quebec, Canada
70   Radek Smoleňák (C) LW L 35 2019 Prague, Czechoslovakia
12   Graeme McCormack D R 31 2021 Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
67   Kelly Klíma RW R 25 2020 Tampa, Florida, United States
72   Bohumil Jank D L 29 2020 Písek, Czechoslovakia
94   Jordann Perret RW L 27 2019 Autrans, France
29   Petr Kalina D L 24 2021 Roudnice, Czech Republic
95   Nikita Scherbak LW L 26 2021 Moscow, Russia
45   Filip Pavlík (A) D R 29 2017 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
34   Kevin Klíma LW L 25 2019 Tampa, Florida, United States
62   Radek Pilař F L 25 2014 Jičín, Czech Republic
  River Rymsha D L 25 2022 Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States

Champions Hockey League, CHLEdit

Mountfield Hradec Králové (professional ice hockey team) lost the Final of the Champions Hockey League, CHL year 2020 against Frölunda, Sweden.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "V Českých Budějovicích kvůli sporu o pivo mohou přijít o extraligový hokej" (in Czech). ihned.cz. 2013-05-29. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  2. ^ "V Českých Budějovicích kvůli sporu o pivo mohou přijít o extraligový hokej" (in Czech). ihned.cz. 2013-05-29. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  3. ^ Tuniz, Davide (2013-06-06). "The War of the Beers". eurohockey.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  4. ^ "Hradec Králové schválil přesun HC Mountfield" (in Czech). ceskatelevize.cz. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  5. ^ Tuniz, Davide (2013-06-29). "HC Mountfield definitely moves to Hradec Kralove". eurohockey.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  6. ^ "Team Roster / Mountfield HK". www.mountfieldhk.cz. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "Team Roster / Mountfield HK". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved May 1, 2021.

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