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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
    Croatia
  • 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 2017-2018

Club teams

This club in 2017-2018: EBEL | Croatian Junior League

 
Recent gamesseason 2017-2018
Dec. 12 17 | 19:15KHL Medvescak Zagreb - Fehervar AV192-3 OT
Dec. 15 17 | 19:15EHC LIWEST Linz - KHL Medvescak Zagreb4-3 OT
Dec. 17 17KHL Medvescak Zagreb - HC Bolzano-
Dec. 19 17 | 19:15EC Red Bull Salzburg - KHL Medvescak Zagreb-
Dec. 21 17 | 19:15KHL Medvescak Zagreb - Dornbirner EC-
Current rosterseason 2017-2018
Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GGasper Kroselj09.02.1987183 cm76 kgleft
GDrew MacIntyre24.06.1983185 cm84 kgleft
GKevin Poulin12.04.1990188 cm96 kgleft
GVilim Rosandic17.06.1996180 cm79 kgleft
DMichael Boivin22.11.1990185 cm84 kgright
DMark Cepon05.12.1997185 cm82 kgleft
DAdam Deutsch22.05.1995179 cm71 kgleft
DBruno Kegalj27.06.1996190 cm80 kgleft
DTomas Kudelka10.03.1987190 cm88 kgleft
DAlexx Privitera18.01.1993179 cm80 kgN/A
DSaso Rajsar18.08.1988175 cm77 kgleft
LDHarri Tikkanen02.06.1981175 cm80 kgright
CMike Aviani07.04.1993181 cm85 kgleft
RWJozef Balej22.02.1982184 cm83 kgright
CDavid Brine06.01.1985185 cm92 kgleft
FBruno Fičur19.01.1998180 cm80 kgright
FLuka Jarcov06.11.1996173 cm69 kgleft
FTero Koskiranta18.06.1984186 cm98 kgleft
RWSamson Mahbod03.02.1989175 cm75 kgright
FTyler Morley19.12.1991173 cm82 kgleft
FTomas Netik28.04.1982177 cm77 kgleft
FSondre Olden29.08.1992194 cm83 kgleft
FMarko Pöyhönen10.09.1987183 cm86 kgleft
FMario Puskarich22.06.1992178 cm79 kgleft
FNik Simsic12.03.1997180 cm83 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Connor Cameron11.05.1985Head Coach
Dylan Beston??.??.1992Assistant Coach

* no longer in the club

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Salata stadium

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  • Adress: Salata
    Zagreb
  • 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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Medvescak continue to dominate domestic league

Medvescak Zagreb win the 9th consecutive tilte of Croatian League, the 24th in the history of club, by beating once again traditional rival KHL Mladost Zagreb in three games: after a battiling game #1, won 3-2 at overtime, Medvescak trashed opponents 12-1 and 10-2, alligning some of the KHL players.
As in last season, the games played between Croatian teams partecipating in Slovenian league - KHL Mladost, Medvescak and KHL Zagreb - counts also for Croatian League regular season. KHL Sisak, still without an indoor rink, played just against the three teams from Zagreb. Medvescak defender Domen Vedlin finished as top scorer

(08 Apr 2017)
 

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)
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Fast factsseason 2017-2018
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KHL Medvescak Zagreb participates in season 2017-2018: EBEL, Croatian Junior League

 
 
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