In four of the five games played in the
final series, JKS GKS Jastrzebie were better than the team Comarch Cracovia. The
team had the best season in its history because, in addition to winning the title,
it triumphed in both the Cup and the Polish Super Cup. This is also the first
title won in the championship, in 2013 and 2015 they took second place, while
in 2014 they were third. In the team of coach Robert Calaber, Hovorka Marek
stood out the most with 51 points and Phillips Zackary with 42 points.
(20 Apr 2021)
Hockey family mourns the passing away of Polish hockey legend Adam Kopczyński. Played 413 matches scoring 131 goals in Polish League with Cracovia and LKS Lodz before to move to Belgium where he won 8 leagues with Olympia Heist. Played at Winter Olympics in Sapporo(09 Feb 2021)
Zagłębie Sosnowiec and STS Sanok joined the 9 teams that had already received the right to play in PHL. Earlier, licenses were obtained by: Comarch Cracovia, GKS Katowice, GKS Tychy, JKH GKS Jastrzębie, KH Energa Toruń, KTH Krynica, KH Podhale Nowy Targ, Re-Plast Unia Oświęcim and Stoczniowiec Gdańsk.
Despite some opposition by other clubs, also Poland U23 will participate in the competition, which means that a total of 12 teams will start, one more than previous season
"Due to the fact that we have 12 teams, the competition will start two days earlier than planned, September 11. Next week schedule will be approved - adds League Commissioner Marta Zawadzka.
(15 Jul 2020)
Finnish Tomek Valtonen resigned as Poland National Team as reported by Hokej.net portal.(18 Jun 2020)
"We have not reached agreement on organizational issues. Next season I will be working in a foreign club and I will not be able to visit Poland more often, which was what the Polish Ice Hockey Association expected from me" said Valtonen
Former Vice-President Mirosław Minkina is the new President of Poland Ice Hockey Federation. Marta Zawadzka, Marek Matuszewski and Robert Walczak are the Vice Presidents.
Minkina is the third president of PZHL this year. Last February, Dawid Chwałek resigned due the difficult financial situation of the Federation. In mid-March, board member Piotr Demiańczuk, took over the reins before to resign last October 22.
The next election congress will take place in mid-2020.
"The Ministry of Sport's subsidy was incorrectly spent and Presidents Chwałk and Demiańczuk did not hold regular meeting, using the money without consulting the Board. We must repair the actions of my predecessors" said Minkina
(28 Nov 2018)
Tomasz Rutkowski is no longer the Manager of the Polish Ice Hockey Association. 53-year-old resigned with a short notice.(30 Apr 2018)
He worked for Polish Federation with various charges, included head coach of U18 and U20 national teams since May 2012.
After signing a 3-year contract last May to lead the team in first ever season in Polska Liga, Swedish coach Peter Ekroth was fired due the poor results of the team, three victories in 21 games. Assistant coach and former player Robert Błażowski replaces him.(01 Dec 2016)
Ukranian coach Vitaly Semenchenko left Podhale Nowy Targ bench after the poor results of the team, that los five of last 10 games. Contract with the coach was terminated by mutual agreement. Former assistant Marek Rączka will replace Semenchenko(20 Nov 2016)
Canadian Doug McKay, 63, is the new coach of Orlik Opole, replacing fired Jason Morgan. McKay coached mainly in Netherlands and Italy during his career and was inactive since 2013-14 season, when he lead Rungsted in Denmark until January.
"We were looking for a trainer to develop our young players, - said Orlik President Dariusz Sulek - "Former coach Jason Morgan made an excellent work with them, and I believe that such an experienced coach as Doug McKay will improve much more their skills" added.
(10 Nov 2016)
Two days after he was fired from Orlik Opole in Poland, Canadian coach Jason Morgan found a new bench in Debrecen, replacing Russian coach Evgeny Mukhin. fired during his third season at the club. Morgan won MOL Liga title last season with DVTK Miskolc(07 Nov 2016)