TH Unia Oświęcim

Towarzystwo Hokejowe Unia Oświęcim is a Polish ice hockey club based in Oświęcim, Poland. They currently play in the Polska Hokej Liga, the top-level ice hockey league in Poland. The team's colors are blue and white.[1]

TH Unia Oświęcim
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CityOświęcim, Poland
LeaguePolska Hokej Liga
Founded1946 (club);
1958 (ice hockey section)
Home arenaHala Lodowa MOSiR
ColoursBlue, White
   
General managerPoland Ryszard Skórka
Head coachCzech Republic Josef Doboš
Websitewww.unia.aksam.pl
Franchise history
1958-1999KS Unia Oświęcim
1999–2006Dwory Unia Oświęcim
2006-2009TH Unia Oświęcim
2009-2014Aksam Unia Oświęcim
2014-presentTH Unia Oświęcim

The club was created in 1946, with the hockey section being created in 1958. From 1958 to 1999 it was called KS Unia Oświęcim, and from 1999 to 2006, Dwory Unia Oświęcim. Their home ice is the Hala Lodowa MOSiR which can holds 3,500 people.

In June 2020, Jewish Israeli-Canadian and Team Israel captain Eliezer Sherbatov signed a one-year contract with the team, which plays just a short walk from the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where one million Jews were killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust.[2] Sherbatov said, "I have a great deal of motivation because it is Auschwitz. I want to win the championship, the Polish Cup and the continental title, and then everyone will know the one who did this is a Jewish-Israeli."[2] His father told him: "to work hard, to show his lion’s heart, and to be proud of Israel and show people we are still alive."[3]

PlayersEdit

AchievementsEdit

  • Polish Championship:
    • Winners (8) : 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
    • 2nd Place (7) : 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2020
    • 3rd Place (2) : 2011, 2012
  • Polish Cup (Ice Hockey):
    • Winners (2) : 2000, 2003

Season-by-seasonEdit

Season League Playoff Rank
1990/1991 I liga 2
1991/1992 I liga Playoff Champions
1992/1993 I liga 2
1993/1994 I liga 2
1994/1995 I liga 2
1995/1996 I liga 2
1996/1997 I liga 2
1997/1998 I liga Playoff Champions
1998/1999 I liga Playoff Champions
1999/2000 PLH Playoff Champions
2000/2001 PLH Playoff Champions
2001/2002 PLH Playoff Champions
2002/2003 PLH Playoff Champions
2003/2004 PLH Playoff Champions
2004/2005 PLH 2
2005/2006 PLH 4
2006/2007 PLH 7
2007/2008 PLH 10 (relegation)
2008/2009 I liga 1 (promotion)
2009/2010 PLH 6
2010/2011 PLH 3
2011/2012 PLH 3
2012/2013 PLH 6
2013/2014 PHL 4
2014/2015 PHL 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Re-Plast Unia"
  2. ^ a b Cramer, Philissa (10 August 2020). "Israeli ice hockey star signs to play in Oswiecim, otherwise known as Auschwitz". Times of Israel.
  3. ^ Marty Klinkenberg (August 21, 2020). "Israeli-Canadian Eliezer Sherbatov on his Jewish heritage and playing hockey in Poland". The Globe and Mail.

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