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HC VITYAZ

Club

HC Vityaz (Russian Хоккейный клуб «Ви́тязь»)

www.hcvityaz.ru

Location

Podolsk (district of Moscow), Russia

Year of founding

1996

League

KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) since the 2014/15 season

Arena

Vityaz Ice Palace with ca. 5,500 spaces

Most notable achievements

  • Supreme Hockey League Champion 1998
  • Supreme Hockey League Vice Champion 1999 and 2000
  • Climbed to the Superleague 2005 (today, KHL)

2016-17 Roster (as of October 2016)

No. Nationality Player Position Date of Birth
10 RUS Dmitry Tsyganov Forward 18.02.1989
12 RUS Artem Ivanjuzhenkov Forward 24.03.1998
15 CZE Roman Horak Forward 21.05.1991
17 RUS Vyacheslav Solodukhin A Forward 31.07.1988
20 SWIZ Mario Kempe Forward 19.09.1988
21 RUS Nikita Vyglazov Forward 20.10.1985
23 RUS Dmitry Shitikov Forward 21.01.1986
25 RUS Alexej Kopejkin Forward 29.08.1983
27 RUS Yury Koksharov Forward 01.11.1985
28 RUS Artyom Chernov Forward 28.04.1982
30 RUS Alexander Stepanov Forward 26.04.1979
35 RUS Vyacheslav Shevchenko Forward 03.04.1998
36 RUS Alexander Nikulin Forward 25.08.1985
51 RUS Viktor Drugov Forward 12.05.1986
55 FIN Miro Aaltonen Forward 07.06.1993
57 RUS Artyom Shvets-Rogovoi Forward 03.03.1995
61 RUS Maxim Afinogenov A Forward 04.09.1979
68 RUS German Rubtsov Forward 27.06.1998
88 RUS Denis Abdulin Forward 01.01.1985
91 RUS Alexej Makeev Forward 25.11.1991
96 RUS Maxim Dzhioshvili Forward 15.01.1996
3 RUS Mikhail Yepishin Defense 23.03.1997
5 RUS Alexei Semenov C Defense 10.04.1981
6 RUS Ilya Davydov Defense 25.01.1989
7 CZE Jakub Jerzhabek Defense 12.05.1991
26 RUS Evgeny Katichev Defense 03.09.1986
44 RUS Roman Kudiniv Defense 23.06.1992
52 RUS Igor Golovkov Defense 17.05.1990
56 RUS Sergei Gimayev Defense 16.02.1984
59 RUS Yegor Voronkov Defense 23.01.1997
64 RUS Stanislav Romanov Defense 14.05.1987
70 RUS Anton Buhanko Defense 01.07.1986
76 RUS Pavel Lukin Defense 10.04.1990
84 RUS Georgij Berdjukov Defense 19.08.1991
1 RUS Anton Todykov Goalie 24.09.1992
29 FIN Harri Sateri Goalie 29.12.1989
40 RUS Igor Saprykin Goalie 30.01.1992

C: Captain, A: Assistant captain

Head coach: Valery Belov

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.