Mountfield HK

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Mountfield HK
Mountfield HK logo.svg
City Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
League Czech Extraliga
Founded1925 (1925)
Home arena Zimní stadion Hradec Králové
(capacity: 6,890)
ColoursRed, white, black
   
General manager Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Aleš Kmoníček
Head coach Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Martinec
Captain Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Smoleňák
Website www.mountfieldhk.cz

Mountfield Hokejový Klub is a professional men's ice hockey club based in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. It is a member of the Czech Extraliga. The club was formed after the original HC Mountfield was unable to resolve a sponsorship dispute. [1]

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History

Mountfield HK aligns itself with the history of Královští Lvi, a club formed in Hradec Králové in 1926 that operated a men's team until 2013. In the meantime, Mountfield a.s., a Czech-based home and garden retailer, owned and operated a hockey club in České Budějovice from 2006 to 2013.

Following the 2012–13 season, the Czech Extraliga reached a sponsorship deal with Radegast to sell its beer in all Extraliga arenas. This agreement conflicted with the naming rights deal České Budějovice already had with Budweiser Budvar Brewery for their arena. Under the agreement, the club and the city would face stiff penalties for selling any beer other than Budvar products. [2] [3] Unable to resolve the dispute, the club decided on June 18, 2013 that no agreement could be reached between the parties involved and voted to immediately relocate to Hradec Králové for the 2013–14 season. [4] [5]

Since then, Královští Lvi has been Mountfield HK's youth program, while Motor České Budějovice inherited Hradec Králové's spot in the Czech 1.liga.

Honours

Domestic

Czech Extraliga

Czech 1. Liga

1st. Czech National Hockey League

2nd. Czechoslovak Hockey League

International

Champions Hockey League

Players

Current roster

Source: mountfieldhk.cz [6] Source: eliteprospects.com [7] As of May 1, 2021.

# Nat Player Pos S/G AgeAcquiredBirthplace
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Štěpán Lukeš G R25 2020 Chomutov, Czech Republic
Flag of Slovakia.svg Lukáš Cingeľ C L28 2017 Žilina, Slovakia
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Filip Pavlík D R28 2017 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
Flag of Finland.svg Henri Kiviaho G L27 2021 Lappeenranta, Finland
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Veselý LW L26 2020 Jaroměř, Czech Republic
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Christophe Lalancette C R26 2021 Roberval, Quebec, Canada
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Smoleňák LW L34 2019 Prague, Czechoslovakia
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Graeme McCormack D R30 2021 Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Flag of France.svg Jordann Perret RW L26 2019 Autrans, France

Champions Hockey League, CHL

Mountfield Hradec Králové (professional ice hockey team) lost the Final of the Champions Hockey League, CHL year 2020 against Frölunda, Sweden.

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References

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