Piráti Chomutov is a Czech ice hockey team from Chomutov, Czech Republic. Established as ČSK Chomutov in 1945, the team has played in Chomutov through numerous team name changes and elevations/relegations in the Czechoslovak and Czech hockey leagues. As of the 2015–16 season, Piráti Chomutov plays in the top-level Czech Extraliga. Their home arena is the SD aréna located in Chomutov, Czech Republic

Piráti Chomutov
Piráti Chomutov logo.svg
CityChomutov, Czech Republic
LeagueCzech Extraliga
Founded1945 (1945)
Home arenaSD aréna
ColoursBlue & White & Red               
Head coachCzech Republic Vladimir Růžička

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1945 as ČSK Chomutov.

In the 1950/1951 season, playing as Sokol Hutě, the team was promoted to the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League, where they played until the 1963/1964 season.

In 1967, as VTŽ Chomutov, the team was promoted to the highest league again but was relegated the very next year. In 1984 the club was demoted to the third level of hockey in Czechoslovak hockey, the Second National Hockey League.

In 1997, as KLH Chomutov, the club bought the license in the First National Hockey League (FNHL) from HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi.

After winning the league in the 2011–12 FNHL season, Piráti Chomutov returned to the top-level league Czech Extraliga. During the play-outs in the 2013-14 season Piráti Chomutov lost and returned to the First National Hockey League. Season 2014/2015 in FNHL was one of the most successful in history. Pirati Chomutov became a winner and after play off returned to the top-level league (season 2015/2016).

1956 airplane disasterEdit

On 24 November 1956, while the team was operating under the name TJ Baník Chomutov ZJF, some members of the team were involved in a fatal airplane accident. A Czechoslovak Airlines flight, on an Ilyushin Il-12B aircraft, crashed near Eglisau, Switzerland. Three players, two top club officials and a reporter were among others on board the scheduled flight from Zurich to Prague, which crashed in fields after an engine failure. All on board perished.[1][2]

RosterEdit

Updated April 25, 2018

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
93   Tadeáš Dvořák G R 24 2017 Tábor, Czech Republic
29   Štěpán Lukeš G L 23 Chomutov, Czech Republic
34   Dominik Pavlát G L 20 2013 Tábor, Czech Republic
4   Ondřej Buchtela D R 20 2013 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
25   Lukáš Chalupa D L 26 2016 Radonice, Czech Republic
67   Stanislav Dietz D L 29 2017 Písek, Czech Republic
22   Tomáš Dvořák D L 24 2017 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
20   Brett Flemming D R 28 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
17   Mário Grman D R 22 2017 Topoľčany, Slovakia
55   Patrik Kadeřávek D L 23 2017 Prague, Czech Republic
3   Ronald Knot D R 25 2017 Prague, Czech Republic
96   Jaroslav Mrázek D L 34 2011 Milevsko, Czech Republic
54   Tomáš Slovák D R 36 2017 Košice, Slovakia
59   Šimon Szathmáry D R 24 2011 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
24   Jakub Trefný D L 38 2018 Louny, Czech Republic
86   Jan Havel RW L 23 2017
44   Darek Hejcman C R 25 Chomutov, Czech Republic
77   Nicolas Hlava RW R 25 Chomutov, Czech Republic
71   Ivan Huml (A) LW L 38 2016 Kladno, Czech Republic
15   Roman Chlouba LW R 28 2016 Chomutov, Czech Republic
27   Jakub Chrpa RW L 25 Chomutov, Czech Republic
11   Petr Koblasa RW R 26 2016 Soběslav, Czech Republic
13   Jakub Lauko C L 19 Prague, Czech Republic
33   Michal Poletín RW L 28 2016 Prague, Czech Republic
62   Vladimír Růžička C L 30 2014 Most, Czech Republic
88   Jakub Sklenář LW L 31 2015 Znojmo, Czech Republic
19   Dávid Skokan C L 31 2016 Poprad, Slovakia
76   Jiří Smejkal C L 23 2017 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
66   Martin Šťovíček RW L 24 2013 Prague, Czech Republic
18   Vojtěch Tomeček RW R 25 2017 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
14   Marek Tomica (A) C L 39 2015 Třebíč, Czech Republic
72   Lukáš Vantuch C L 32 2018 Jihlava, Czech Republic
82   Michal Vondrka (C) LW L 37 2015 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Club namesEdit

  • 1945 - ČSK Chomutov
  • 1949 - ZJS spojené ocelárny
  • 1951 - Sokol Hutě
  • 1953 - TJ Baník Chomutov ZJF
  • 1958 - Baník VTŽ Chomutov
  • 1960 - VTŽ Chomutov
  • 1991 - Klub ledního hokeje VT VTJ Chomutov
  • 1996 - KLH Chomutov
  • 2011 - Piráti Chomutov

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Černý den kdysi prožil i Chomutov. Letadlo pohřbilo hráče a vedení – iDNES.cz". Hokej.idnes.cz. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  2. ^ Aviation Safety Network Report

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