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KHL Medvescak Zagreb

  • Short name: Medvescak
  • Name in original language: KHL Medveščak Zagreb
  • Nickname: bears
  • Year of foundation: 1961
  • Colours: white,blue
  • Club status: active
  • Address: IHC MEDVEŠČAK Zagreb
    Ilica 82 / 2nd floor
    HR - 10 000 Zagreb
  • Phone: + 385 (0)1 48 47 071
  • Fax: + 385 (0)1 48 47 071
  • Email: info@medvescak.com, press@medvescak.com (Press Office), visitors@medvescak.com (Tickets)
  • WWW: KHL Medvescak Zagreb

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Season 2015-2016

Club teams

This club in 2015-2016: KHL | EBYSL

Recent gamesseason 2015-2016
Oct. 02 15KHL Medvescak Zagreb - Metallurg Magnitogorsk4-1
Oct. 04 15 | 18:30KHL Medvescak Zagreb - Salavat Yulayev Ufa2-3
Oct. 07 15 | 17:00Metallurg Magnitogorsk - KHL Medvescak Zagreb3-2 OT
Oct. 09 15 | 17:00Salavat Yulayev Ufa - KHL Medvescak Zagreb-
Oct. 11 15Ak Bars Kazan - KHL Medvescak Zagreb-
Current rosterseason 2015-2016
Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GCal Heeter02.11.1988192 cm79 kgleft
GGasper Kroselj09.02.1987183 cm76 kgleft
GDaniel Taylor28.04.1986185 cm79 kgright
DAdam Deutsch22.05.1995179 cm71 kgleft
DSimon Gysbers07.05.1987193 cm85 kgright
DMilan Jurcina07.06.1983195 cm101 kgright
DMark Katic09.05.1989180 cm85 kgleft
DGeoff Kinrade29.07.1985183 cm84 kgleft
DSabahudin Kovacevic26.02.1986191 cm82 kgleft
DThomas Larkin31.12.1990196 cm95 kgright
RDTuukka Mäntylä25.05.1981173 cm80 kgleft
DShaone Morrisonn23.12.1982192 cm98 kgleft
DBlake Parlett13.05.1989185 cm93 kgright
DMaxim Topol08.02.1989189 cm92 kgleft
FIlya Arkalov27.10.1993188 cm84 kgN/A
FPatrick Bjorkstrand01.07.1992184 cm78 kgleft
CGilbert Brulé01.01.1987178 cm82 kgright
CColby Genoway12.12.1983186 cm90 kgright
LWStefano Giliati07.10.1987180 cm91 kgleft
RWMike Glumac05.04.1980185 cm92 kgright
FEdwin Hedberg29.01.1994180 cm79 kgleft
FAndreas Jämtin04.05.1983183 cm90 kgleft
FIvan Jankovic24.01.1995186 cm80 kgleft
FVadim Kravchenko19.11.1993178 cm85 kgright
LWMarek Kvapil05.01.1985178 cm78 kgleft
CTomas Mertl11.03.1986176 cm75 kgleft
FMatija Milicic13.02.1996184 cm75 kgleft
FYevgeny Nikiforov20.03.1993180 cm72 kgleft
RWNathan Perkovich15.10.1985196 cm89 kgright
FArtyom Pugolovkin26.01.1992177 cm73 kgright
FJesse Saarinen29.07.1985172 cm75 kgleft
FKamil Shiafotdinov03.10.1994177 cm68 kgleft
LWRadek Smolenak03.12.1986187 cm81 kgleft
FSergei Tverdokhlebov26.01.1993190 cm86 kgN/A
LWTom Zanoski03.03.1984180 cm84 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Klemen Mohoric25.05.1975Goalie coach
Ivo Ratej02.03.1974Assistant Coach
Alan Letang04.09.1975Assistant Coach
Gordie Dwyer25.01.1978Head Coach
Damir Gojanovic22.09.1972Other
Aaron Fox19.05.1976Sporting Director

* no longer in the club

Arena Zagreb

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Dom Sportova Zagreb

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Salata stadium

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  • Adress: Salata
  • Opened in: 1946

The team was established in 1961, from the team SD Zagreb. In its first 10 seasons in the Yugoslav Hockey League, Medveščak solidified as the second most popular team in Zagreb to football team Dinamo, playing their games in an outdoor rink in the upper class neighbourhood of Šalata, with a draw of around 5,000 spectators a game. In 1971 the team moved into an indoor rink in Zagreb called the Dom Športova, with the capacity to hold up to 6,400 fans. Over the first two decades of their existence Medveščak middled in success however never won the Yugoslav championship and by the early 1980s was mired in a financial crisis to almost suffer relegation from the top league in 1985.
The following season in 1986 the club was sponsored by the Gortan Building company, owned by Zdenko Gradecki, to become the de facto owners. With much needed investment, Gradecki transformed the club and recruited heavily, leading with Russian Hall of Famer, Vyacheslav Anisin. By the late 1980s the team became the best in the Yugoslav Ice Hockey League, winning three consecutive championships from 1989, culminating with an appearance in the 1991 IIHF European Cup in which they progressed to the second round.

With the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991, Gortan Building company along with a host of sponsors plunged into financial crisis and pulled out of their backing of the team. Without funding, the club lost its best players and professional status left to compete as an amateur outfit in the Croatian Ice Hockey League.[2] However, from the late 1990s to late 2000s the team would dominate the league, winning almost every championship. Medveščak strengthened its position in the 2000s in establishing a farm team, KHL Medveščak II. In search of more competitive play in the team also participated in the Slovenian Hockey League from 2007, finishing in second place in their inaugural season. The following season, Medvescak was by far the best team in the Slovenian league during the regular season, losing only one game in regulation.

Starting in the 2009-10 season, Medveščak once again moved up in competitive level, joining the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.

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Medveščak earns an important win

Medveščak Zagreb defeats Magnitogorsk 4-1 and chases Jokerit Helsinki at the head of the Bobrov division after three consecutive scores and an empty net goal. It is the fifth consecutive win for the team from the Croatian capital, after five consecutive losses at the beginning of the tournament.

(02 Oct 2015)

Andreas Jämtin to KHL

Former HV71 and Linköping HC player, Andreas Jämtin has signed with Medvescak Zagreb in KHL. The contract is signed for one year, Medvescak Zagreb announced. Andreas was one of the key players in HV71 last season and he's certainly going to be an important player for Medvescak.

(01 Aug 2015)

KHL schedule announced

The KHL schedule for 2015-16 can now be found in our games database.

(30 Jun 2015)

Schedule for Spengler Cup 2014 unveiled

The 88th edition of the Spengler Cup will open with the Genève Servette agains the KHL Team Salavat Yulaef Ufa. The evening game will show case two fan favourites: HC Davos will face Team Canada. Here are the two groups and all the games:

Group Torriani: Genève Servette, Salavat Yulaef Ufa, Jokerit Helsinki

Group Cattini: HC Davos, Team Canada, Medvescak Zagreb

Friday, 26.12.2014:

G 1: Genéve Servette-Salavat Yulaef Ufa / G 2: HC Davos-Team Canada

Saturday, 27.12.2014:

G 3: Jokerit Helsinki-Looser Game 1 / G 4: Medvescak Zagreb- Looser Game 2

Sunday, 28.12.2014:

G 5: Winner Game 1-Jokerit Helsinki / G 6: Winner Game 2-Medvescak Zagreb

Monday, 29.12.2014:

G 7: 2. Group Torriani-3. Group Cattini / G 8: 2. Group Cattini-3. Group Torriani

Tuesday, 30.12.2014:

G 9: 1. Group Cattini-Winner Game 7 / G 10: 1. Group Torriani-Winner Game 8

Wednesday, 31.12.2014:

G 11: Winner Game 9-Winner Game 10

(22 Sep 2014)

Medvescak releases Shawn Belle

Medvescak Zagreb announces the club terminates contract with Canadian defender Shawn Belle for mediacal reasons: "Few days after his arrival appeared problems arising from an old injury. The club and player agreed that priority is to take care of his body and health. He understands that with our small budget we have to have every player be able and count on him 100%. We wish him all the best for the future and hope he will soon be at top" said Medvescak athletic director Aaron Fox. Belle, 29, signed with Medvescak from Swedish Farjestad last June

(31 Aug 2014)

Spengler Cup participants unveiled

Cup holder Genève-Servette, Team Canada, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Jokerit Helsinki, Medvescak Zagreb and Davos are the teams that will compete in next Spengler Cup, as announced by tournament organization. Croatia will debut in Spengler Cup, while Jokerit Helsinki will return in Switzerland after 11 years.

(08 May 2014)

Medvescak lost by forfeit in Croatian League opening game

The Croatian League started with a surprise: multi-champion Medveščak Zagreb didn't provide medical team for the opening game against KHL Sisak, so it couldn't be played. Thus the game is registered as a Sisak 5-0 win. In the other match, KHL Zagreb defeated silver medalist Mladost 9-7.
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(03 Oct 2013)

Medveščak - CSKA sold out

Less than 10 minutes was needed for Medveščak to sell all the tickets for their KHL opening match with CSKA! Ticket sale began August 28th at 14:00 CET and 10 minutes later all the tickets were gone. Moreover, the tickets were being sold for all of their first 4 KHL games and were all sold out in less than 60 minutes. Due to enormous interest for the 2nd best hockey league in the world, additional 150 season tickets were put on sale.

Medveščak vs. CSKA is scheduled for September 6th.

(29 Aug 2013)

Medveščak signed a contract with Barry Brust

A goalkeeper from the farm-club of Calgary Flames, Barry Brust, will play for the new KHL club KHL "Medveščak".

Brust is 29 years old and he spent most part of his career in AHL. He played for farm clubs of Los Angeles, Minnesota and Calgary. In NHL Brust has played only 11 matches for the Los Angeles Kings, and have an average of 3.70 goals per game there.

(01 Jul 2013)

Mark Dekanich joins Medvescak

Canadian goalie of Croatian origin, Mark Dekanich is set to join Medvescak Zagreb, who recently joined the top European league, the KHL. Behind him are three top seasons spent in the AHL and he decided to write history of Croatian hockey from the ground up.

(20 May 2013)
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KHL Medvescak Zagreb participates in season 2015-2016: KHL, EBYSL


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