Atvars Tribuncovs

Atvars Tribuncovs ( born October 14, 1976 in Ogre, Latvia SSR ) is a former Latvian ice hockey player who is under contract with HK Gomel in the Belarusian Extraliga since December 2010.


Atvars Tribuncovs began his career as a hockey player in the junior department of Pārdaugava Riga, for the second team to 1994 he was active in the Latvian Hockey League in 1992 and with whom he won the Latvian championship in the 1992/93 season. In the 1994/95 season the defender made ​​his debut for the first team of Pārdaugava in the International Hockey League, where he remained no points in twelve games and was given eight penalty minutes. The 1995/96 season he spent at city neighbors Juniors Riga in the East European Hockey League. The 1996/97 season bridged the Lette at Stoczniowiec Gdańsk in Polish Playoff Final. Then he played in the 1997/98 season for the HK Spartak Moscow in the Russian Super League and the Finnish second division Hermes Kokkola.

For the 1998/99 season Tribuncovs received a contract with Lukko Rauma of the SM - liiga, in which he scored a goal in 49 games and gave twelve templates. In the 1999/2000 season he played for the Hamburg Crocodiles in the second Bundesliga and in his only stop in North America during his entire career with the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks in the East Coast Hockey League, for which he was on the ice four times. In the 2000 /01 season, Latvian national team scored in 47 games 30 points scorer, nine gates, for the REV Bremerhaven in the 2nd Bundesliga. So he could recommend for a contract with the Berlin Capitals of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. In his single - DEL season he scored 24 points scorer, of which nine goals in 65 games. After the Capitals had to withdraw for financial reasons from the DEL, he left the club in 2002.

From 2002 to 2005 stood at Salavat Yulaev Ufa Tribuncovs in the Russian Super League under contract. He was always a strain force, before moving towards the end of the 2004/05 season in the Super League to his former club Spartak Moscow HK. In the season 2005/ 06 the links contactors for Mora IK in the Swedish Elitserien ran on. The following season he joined Kärpät Oulu in the Finnish SM- liiga and finished it again in Sweden, but this time when Färjestad BK, with whom he reached the playoff semifinals. For the 2007 /08 season the two -time Olympian has been committed by top Russian club HK Lada Togliatti. This, however, he left after just ten games of the season again and joined the rest of the season to the Swedish representative on MODO Hockey. In the 2008/09 season for Dinamo Riga stürmter Tribunvocs in the Kontinental Hockey League newly established. For Latvians, he scored two goals in 38 games and was preparing another seven matches, before he joined the Swedish Elitserien participants Skellefteå AIK joined shortly before the end of the season.

For the 2009/10 season Tribuncovs received a contract with the reigning Czech champions HC Energie Karlovy Vary, with which he could barely avoid relegation to the second-class first league after a disappointing Extraliga game time. In that first League Players out on loan as he ran for the KLH Chomutov in two games. The 2010/11 season, he started in the Latvian Hockey League at HK Riga Concept and played parallel to the Latvian second division HK Kurbads. In December 2010, however, he decided to continue his professional career and decided a change to HK Gomel from the Belarusian Extraliga.


For Latvia Tribuncovs took at junior level at the U18 Junior C European Championships in 1993 and 1994 and the U20 Junior World Cup 1995 C1 part. In the senior level, he participated in the A World Championships in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 for Latvia. In addition, he was in the squad of his country at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and Torino 2006.

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(End of season 2010/11)