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HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana

  • Short name: Olimpija
  • Nickname: Dragons
  • Year of foundation: 1929
  • Colours: green / white
  • Club status: active
  • Address: Celovška cesta 25
    1000 Ljubljana
  • Phone: +386 1 43 00 550
  • Fax: +386 1 43 00 554
  • Email: hddo@klub-olimpija.si
  • WWW: http://www.hddolimpija.com

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Season 2012-2013

Club teams

This club in 2012-2013: Državno prvenstvo Slovenije | EBEL | EBYSL

Recent gamesseason 2012-2013
Feb. 17 13 | 17:30HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana - Orli Znojmo1-2
Feb. 19 13 | 19:15EC Red Bull Salzburg - HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana3-1
Feb. 22 13 | 19:15HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana - SAPA Fehervar AV193-2
Current rosterseason 2012-2013
Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GMatic Boh17.05.1991184 cm80 kgleft
GAnze Kmetic07.01.1995176 cm73 kgleft
GMitja Koren14.05.1993191 cm73 kgleft
GJerry Kuhn20.03.1986178 cm75 kgright
GBlaz Zore17.01.1993193 cm90 kgleft
DPatrick Coulombe23.04.1985175 cm74 kgleft
DIgor Cvetek12.11.1986182 cm86 kgleft
DDamjan Dervaric06.02.1982185 cm90 kgleft
DMatevz Erman18.09.1988176 cm78 kgleft
DZiga Grahut20.07.1990180 cm88 kgright
DBostjan Groznik08.07.1982194 cm102 kgleft
DMatic Krivec29.10.1992186 cm83 kgleft
DMike Ratchuk20.02.1988180 cm86 kgleft
DAndrew Thomas14.11.1985188 cm100 kgright
D/FJaka Ankerst27.03.1989180 cm78 kgright
FChris D’Alvise28.01.1986180 cm81 kgleft
FKevin DeVergilio01.08.1986183 cm84 kgright
CAnze Dovic08.01.1992185 cm77 kgright
FSimon Ferguson06.04.1983183 cm91 kgright
FScott Freeman12.01.1988178 cm82 kgright
FAndrej Hebar07.09.1984178 cm75 kgleft
LWMatej Hocevar30.04.1982180 cm82 kgright
FAlexandre Imbeault25.06.1986182 cm78 kgright
CBrock McBride18.10.1986177 cm87 kgright
LWJan Mursak20.01.1988180 cm87 kgright
CAles Music28.06.1982176 cm82 kgleft
RWKen Ograjensek30.08.1991175 cm65 kgright
FEric Pance10.04.1991174 cm80 kgleft
FZiga Pance01.01.1989185 cm89 kgleft
FMiha Pesjak23.07.1993172 cm70 kgleft
FGeorgi Pogodin-Alexeyev09.05.1993190 cm88 kgleft
FGregor Rezek13.04.1991179 cm81 kgright
FAnze Ropret23.11.1989186 cm85 kgright
FMiha Verlic21.08.1991194 cm85 kgleft
LWJaka Zdesar16.12.1992173 cm74 kgright
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Bojan Zajc07.11.1965Head Coach
Ivo Jan03.04.1975Assistant Coach
Heikki Mälkiä *07.03.1958Head Coach
Andrej Hebar??.??.????Assistant Coach

* no longer in the club

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Olimpija's predecessor SK Ilirija has established its hockey section in 1929. Until World War 2 Ilirija was the best team in Kingdom Yugoslavia, taking all of the national championships. Before that they were avarded national titles in 1937 and 1938 for being the best team in Kingdom Yugoslavia. After World War 2 the team has changed it's name several times until becoming HK Ljubljana in the winter of 1948/49. Before the 1962/63 season Ljubljana merged with Olimpija and ever since the team is known as Olimpija Ljubljana. Olimpija has won the most national championships in Slovenija since it got independent and now competes in Austrian EBEL league.

  • from 1928 to 1946: SK Ilrija
  • from 1946 to 1947: HK Udarnik
  • from 1947 to 1948: HK Triglav
  • from 1948 to 1949: HK Enotnost
  • from 1949 to 1962: HK Ljubljana
  • from 1962 to 1985: HK Olimpija Ljubljana
  • from 1985 to 1991: HK Olimpija Kompas
  • from 1991 to 2001: HK Olimpija Hertz
  • from 2001 to 2008: HDD ZM Olimpija Ljubljana
  • from 2008 to 2012: HDD Tilia Olimpija Ljubljana
  • from 2012 to present: HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana

Kingdom Yugoslavia champions: 3 (1939, 1940, 1941); 2 by default (1937, 1938)

Yugoslavian champions: 8 (1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984)

Slovenian champions: 11 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)

Yugoslavian cup winners: 4 (1969, 1972, 1975, 1987)

League winners:

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Olimpija Ljubljana won Slovenian title

Olimpija Ljubljana confirmed Slovenian title by beating twice Team Jesenice 1-5 and 6-3. This season Slovenian league was played after the end of INL and EBEL. It's the third cnsecutive title for Green Dragons

(04 Apr 2014)

Olimpija Ljubljana has a million debts

In today's interview for "Slovenske Novice" the manager of Olimpija Ljubljana Matjaz Sekelj said the club currently has a debt of around one million euros. Almost half of which are tax debts with tax office, the rest are with players and banks. Club is evaluating a possible cooperation with Medvescak Zagreb, recently joined KHL

(10 Jun 2013)

Olimpija Ljubljana wins Slovenian title

By beating 4-1 and 3-2 Slavija, Olimpija Ljubljana wins its second consecutive Slovenian title.
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(10 Apr 2013)

Ljubljana fires head coach Heikki Mälkiä

After only six matches EBEL team HDD Olimpija Ljubljana from Slovenia fired their Finnish head coach Heikki Mälkiä. His team had only won one game so far. In the two years before Mälkia was head coach for HK Jesenice, also in EBEL. A successor has not yet been found.

(24 Sep 2012)

Ljubljana vs. Stavanger test postponed

HDD Olimpija Ljubljana and the Norwegian champion Stavanger Oilers were scheduled to face each other on Sunday, 12 August 2012 but as the Norwegians can't come earlier than Monday, 13 August the game was postponed until Tuesday, 14 August (19.15h). Both teams will participate also in the pre-season tournament in Bled (Rudi-Hiti-Sommercup, 16-19 August).

(03 Aug 2012)

Acroni Jesenice ties the series

Two goals by Anze Kuralt and the decisive one by Jaka Ankerst after 01:50 in the overtime give Jesenice the final 3-2 in game #2 of Slovenian League finals against Olimpija Ljubljana. The series is now 1-1. Game #3 will be on Thursday in Ljubljana's Tivoli Arena

(29 Mar 2012)

Olimpija and Jesenice will decide Slovenian National League

Defending champion Acroni Jesenice will defend national title against arch-rival Olimpija Ljubljana. The two main Slovenian teams advance to final defeating Triglav Kranj and HDK Maribor respectively. Playing with EBEL rosters Jesenice left with no chance Triglav, winning 5-2 and 6-0, while Olimpija left Maribor arena with a 3-3 draw in the first game, but decided series at Tivoli arena with a clear 4-1.

(25 Mar 2012)

Olimpija Ljubljana fined for losing on purpose

Slovenian club Olimija Ljubljana was fined by the Erste Bank Eishockeyliga for losing on purpose against Red Bull Salzburg. When the team learned about the other results, head coach Hannu Järvenpää gave instructions to his team to lose to avoid having to play against Red Bull in the first playoff round, as they preferred to face Sapa Fehervar AV19. In the shootout, goalie Matija Pintaric showed no will to make any saves and just left his net open. The club has to pay €10 000 for damaging the reputation of the league. Järvenpää received a two-game suspension plus another two on probation. Pintaric received a 10-game suspension and four games probation.

(18 Feb 2012)

Matjaz Sekelj takes over as interim Olimpija coach

For the first two playoffs games Olimpija sport Director Matjaz Sekelj will be behind the Dragons' bench, replacing Finnish coach Hannu Järvenpää. Sekelj previously coached Olimpija temporarily in 2009-10 when he replaced Danny Gélinas.

(17 Feb 2012)

Three games ban for Ziga Pance

The captain of Tilia Olimpija Ziga Pance was given a three games ban by the disciplinary commission of EBEL. Pance attacked the referees after his team lost in EBEL's 34th round Slovenian derby against Acroni Jesenice on Monday. Not agreeing with Olimpija's equalizing last second goal not being allowed he hit one of the referees with his stick. Pance claims he didn't do it, but the crowd clearly saw what was happening. Pance will miss games against Linz in Ljubljana (already did last night), and those away in Wien and Salzburg.

(31 Dec 2011)
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HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana participates in season 2012-2013: Državno prvenstvo Slovenije, EBEL, EBYSL


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