Piráti Chomutov

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Piráti Chomutov
Pirati Chomutov logo.svg
City Chomutov, Czech Republic
LeagueKrajská liga
Founded1945 (1945)
Home arena SD aréna
ColoursBlue & White & Red    
Head coach Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vladimir Růžička

Piráti Chomutov is a Czech ice hockey team from Chomutov, Czech Republic. Established as ČSK Chomutov in 1945, the team has played in Chomutov through numerous team name changes and elevations/relegations in the Czechoslovak and Czech hockey leagues. As of the 2015–16 season, Piráti Chomutov plays in the second-level Chance liga. Their home arena is the SD aréna located in Chomutov, Czech Republic

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History

The club was established in 1945 as ČSK Chomutov.

In the 1950/1951 season, playing as Sokol Hutě, the team was promoted to the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League, where they played until the 1963/1964 season.

In 1967, as VTŽ Chomutov, the team was promoted to the highest league again but was relegated the very next year. In 1984 the club was demoted to the third level of hockey in Czechoslovak hockey, the Second National Hockey League.

In 1997, as KLH Chomutov, the club bought the license in the First National Hockey League (FNHL) from HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi.

After winning the league in the 2011–12 FNHL season, Piráti Chomutov returned to the top-level league Czech Extraliga. During the play-outs in the 2013-14 season Piráti Chomutov lost and returned to the First National Hockey League. Season 2014/2015 in FNHL was one of the most successful in history. Pirati Chomutov became a winner and after play off returned to the top-level league (season 2015/2016).

1956 airplane disaster

On 24 November 1956, while the team was operating under the name TJ Baník Chomutov ZJF, some members of the team were involved in a fatal airplane accident. A Czechoslovak Airlines flight, on an Ilyushin Il-12B aircraft, crashed near Eglisau, Switzerland. Three players, two top club officials and a reporter were among others on board the scheduled flight from Zurich to Prague, which crashed in fields after an engine failure. All on board perished. [1] [2]

Roster

Updated April 25, 2018

# Nat Player Pos S/G AgeAcquiredBirthplace
93 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tadeáš Dvořák G R262017 Tábor, Czech Republic
29 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Štěpán Lukeš G L24 Chomutov, Czech Republic
34 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Dominik Pavlát G L212013 Tábor, Czech Republic
4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ondřej Buchtela D R212013 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
25 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Chalupa D L272016 Radonice, Czech Republic
67 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Stanislav Dietz D L302017 Písek, Czech Republic
22 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Dvořák D L262017 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
55 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Patrik Kadeřávek D L242017 Prague, Czech Republic
3 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ronald Knot D R262017 Prague, Czech Republic
96 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Mrázek D L352011 Milevsko, Czech Republic
59 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Šimon Szathmáry D R252011 Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
24 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jakub Trefný D L402018 Louny, Czech Republic
86 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Havel RW L242017
44 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Darek Hejcman C R26 Chomutov, Czech Republic
77 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nicolas Hlava RW R27 Chomutov, Czech Republic
71 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ivan Huml  ( A ) LW L392016 Kladno, Czech Republic
15 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Chlouba LW R302016 Chomutov, Czech Republic
27 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jakub Chrpa RW L27 Chomutov, Czech Republic
11 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Koblasa RW R272016 Soběslav, Czech Republic
13 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jakub Lauko C L21 Prague, Czech Republic
33 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Poletín RW L292016 Prague, Czech Republic
62 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vladimír Růžička C L322014 Most, Czech Republic
88 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jakub Sklenář LW L332015 Znojmo, Czech Republic
76 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Smejkal C L242017 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
66 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Šťovíček RW L252013 Prague, Czech Republic
18 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vojtěch Tomeček RW R262017 Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
14 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Marek Tomica  ( A ) C L402015 Třebíč, Czech Republic
72 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Vantuch C L332018 Jihlava, Czech Republic
82 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Vondrka  ( C ) LW L392015 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

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