Neftyanik Almetyevsk

Neftyanik Almetyevsk is an ice hockey team in Almetyevsk, Russia. They play in the VHL, the Supreme Hockey League, which is the second level of Russian ice hockey.

Neftyanik Almetyevsk
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CityAlmetyevsk, Tatarstan, Russia
LeagueVHL 2010-Present
Home arenaYubileiny Sports Palace
Head coachRussia Ilnur Gizatullin
Affiliate(s)Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
Sputnik Almetyevsk (MHL-B)


The club was founded in 1965 as Sputnik. In 1986, they were renamed Neftyanik, Russian for oiler. In 2008, Neftyanik joined the Vysshaya Liga (VHL), and affiliated with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL.


  • Pervaya Liga champion: 1979.
  • Vysshaya Liga champion: 1994, 2000.

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