HC Dinamo Minsk

  • White Russian Champion 2007
  • White Russian Cup winner in 2005, 2006
  • Inclusion in the Continental Hockey League in 2008
  • Spengler Cup 2009

The Dinamo Minsk ( Belarusian Дынама Мінск, Russian Динамо Минск ) is a Belarusian ice hockey club from Minsk, who participates in the Continental Hockey League since 2008.

History

Today's Dinamo Minsk was founded in the tradition of Tiwali Minsk in 2004 and took until 2008 part of the Belarusian Extraliga.

In March 2008, Dinamo was included in the KHL and was divided into the Bobrov Division. According to Vladimir Naumov, Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation, the annual budget of the association should be 15 to 17 million U.S. dollars. In addition to players Belarusian and Russian origin of the club engaged for his first KHL season Canadians Jeff Ulmer, Mark Rycroft, Mike and Andy Chiodo Maneluk and the French national team Laurent Meunier. As coach of the team of Canadians Jim Hughes was signed, which was previously an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins.

After continued failure and a losing streak that led the club to the last place of the KHL table, Jim Hughes was sacked in October 2008 and replaced by Vasily Spiridonov. In addition, part of foreign players was replaced by Mike Maneluk, Laurent Meunier, Michael Ryan and Mark Rycroft was dismissed and for Geoff Platt and Justin Morrison were committed. More staff changes did not lead to success, so that only Dinamo finished in 22nd place at the end of the season and missed the playoffs. Then a large part of the team was changed and replaced mainly by players from Finland as the NHL veterans Ossi Väänänen and Ville Peltonen for the new season. It was also committed to the Belarusian National Coach Glen Hanlon, a new head coach.

After a mixed season start, the entire coaching staff was fired by Glen Hanlon. As the new head coach was the former coach of HK Gomel, Alyaksandr Andryjeuski presented.

In the 2009/10 season Dinamo chatted with the HK Schachzjor Salihorsk a farm team in the Belarusian Extraliga. In the following season Dinamo entered into a partnership with the HK Junost Minsk. Since 2011, the HK Gomel is a partner team of Dinamo.

Venue

The Sports Palace Minsk, which was opened after three years of construction in 1966, was the Heimstadtion the club until December 2010. Since the team wears their home games at the Minsk - Arena, which was built in 2009 and with a capacity of 15,000 spectators over four times larger than the old venue.

Achievements

Dinamo Minsk has been since the foundation even know Russian champion (2007 ) and one runner-up (2006). In addition, the club twice won the Belarusian Cup competition. In 2009, Dinamo for the first time at the Spengler Cup in Davos and was able to win the tournament tradition.

Placements in the KHL

Trainer since 2003

  • Július Šupler ( July-November 2003)
  • Uladzimir Melentschuk (November 2003 - April 2004)
  • Branislav Sajban (May 2004 - October 2004)
  • Alyaksandr Schumidub (October 2004 - November 2004)
  • Leonid Kiselyov ( November 2004 - March 2005)
  • Alyaksandr Gauryljonak ( March-June 2005)
  • Lubomir Pokovič (June 2005 - January 2007)
  • Eduard Sankowez ( January-May 2007)
  • Andrei Sidorenko (July 2007 - April 2008 )
  • Jim Hughes ( August-October 2008)
  • Vasily Spiridonov (2008 - 2009)
  • Glen Hanlon (May - 20 October 2009)
  • Alyaksandr Andryjeuski (October 2009 - April 2010 )
  • Marek Sykora (April 2010 - March 2012)
  • Kari Heikkilä (April 2012 - October 2012 )
  • Alyaksandr Andryjeuski ( October 2012 - Nov 2013)
  • Lubomir Pokovič ( since Nov. 2013)

Squad of the 2013/14 season

Well-known former players

  • Syarhey Stas
  • Alyaksandr Andryjeuski
  • Andrej Kawaljou
  • Ben Clymer
  • Andy Chiodo
  • Jeff Ulmer
  • Laurent Meunier
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