HC Vityaz (Russian Хоккейный клуб «Ви́тязь»)
HC Vityaz at a glance
Since the 2016/17 season, WINGAS is partner of the Russian KHL club HC Vityaz. The club was founded in Podolsk, in 1996, and plays its home matches in the Vityaz Ice Palace. It is distinguished by its physical and North American defined playing style.
From its founding until 2005, HC Vityaz played in the Supreme Hockey League, the second highest league in Russian ice hockey. In the 1997/98 season, the club won the championship which is, to the present day, one of its most notable achievements. It ended both the following seasons as vice champion. With its strong performance in 2005, HC Vityaz was able to qualify for the final of the Supreme Hockey League. The team subsequently climbed to the Russian Superleague which, from the 2014/15 season, was renamed the Kontinental Hockey League.