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Season 2012-2013

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This club in 2012-2013: Latvijas Virslīgas

Recent gamesseason 2012-2013
Mar. 17 13 | 12:45HK Ozolnieki/Monarch - HK Juniors Riga1-2
Mar. 18 13 | 19:00HK Juniors Riga - HK Ozolnieki/Monarch1-2
Mar. 20 13 | 19:15HK Juniors Riga - HK Ozolnieki/Monarch4-2
Current rosterseason 2012-2013
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GSergejs Kuzņecovs27.08.1978185 cm80 kgN/A
GJanis Metra26.07.1991198 cm90 kgN/A
GKristaps Zelcs24.08.1988188 cm89 kgN/A
DMihails Bogdanovs18.09.1976185 cm93 kgleft
DGatis Gajevskis02.04.1984- cm- kgN/A
DVitālijs Gončaruks13.05.1979180 cm73 kgN/A
DViktors Ignatjevs26.04.1970192 cm94 kgleft
DNikolajs Jakovļevs09.12.1972- cm- kgN/A
DKarlis Kalvitis25.03.1991193 cm86 kgleft
DKristaps Kuplais31.03.1989188 cm87 kgleft
DJānis Lukaševskis03.07.1970178 cm80 kgN/A
DAleksandrs Sidorenkovs31.12.1978185 cm85 kgN/A
DPāvels Tribuncovs26.05.1993193 cm95 kgright
D/FSergejs Durdins01.01.1980187 cm84 kgleft
D/FVitālijs Gurevičs07.07.1972- cm- kgN/A
FAndis Āboliņš26.06.1986177 cm74 kgleft
FArtis Abols03.01.1973185 cm90 kgleft
FĒriks Bisenieks14.10.1982180 cm79 kgleft
FViktors Blinovs26.06.1981181 cm87 kgleft
CAigars Cipruss12.01.1972178 cm80 kgleft
LWMāris Dreilings23.03.1970176 cm78 kgN/A
FHelmuts Eniks29.08.1985185 cm85 kgleft
FValentins Feoktistovs05.04.1985185 cm90 kgleft
FMaris Gravitis14.03.1981179 cm87 kgleft
FNikolajs Jerofejevs14.11.1986- cm- kgN/A
LWAleksandrs Kercs16.03.1967178 cm85 kgright
FEdgars Lipsbergs06.10.1989178 cm78 kgright
FViktors Lobačovs15.04.1986181 cm82 kgleft
FPēteris Ostošovs11.02.1972172 cm69 kgN/A
RWVadims Romanovskis30.07.1978180 cm80 kgleft
CLauris Ziemiņš22.05.1989183 cm76 kgN/A
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Guntars Paste02.01.1966Assistant Coach
Sergejs Povečerovskis24.04.1960Head Coach
Arvidis Manovskis25.12.1962Assistant Coach

* no longer in the club

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The club was founded in 1994 in Riga as "Nik's Brih"
and the very first season won the Latvian championship. From 2000/2001 the club changed its name to "Vilki/OP", and in 2006/2007 to 'Vilki/Monarch' playing in Riga Championship. In 2008 the club moved to Ozolnieki and changed its name to "Ozolnieki/Monarch"


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Ozolnieki Monarch and Metalurgs 2 advance to semifinals

Ozolnieki/Monarch and champion Metalurgs Liepaja 2 need just two games to knock out Prizma Riga and Zemgale and advance to Latvian League semifinals. Ozolnieki won two games 9-3 and 4-0, while Metalurgs, alligning players from main team, crushed Zemgale 7-2 and 3-0.
Semifinals will see regular season champion SMS Credit against Metalurgs and Ozolnieki - HK Juniors Riga

(14 Mar 2013)

Aigars Cipruss on Baltica bench

Aigars Cipruss is the new head coach of Lithuanian club Baltica Vilnius of the MHL-B.
Cipruss is currently Latvian national team Assistant Coach and an active player in the Latvian League with Ozolnieki/Monarch. Last season he coached HK Juniors Riga in same MHL-B

(04 Jan 2013)

Tom Coolen and Aigars Cipruss named Latvian National Team Assistant Coaches

Latvian Federation anounces Tom Coolen and Aigars Cipruss were named National Team head coach Ted Nolan assistants
58-year-old Canadian Tom Coolen coached in North America and Europe, included teams in DEL (Kaufbeuren), NLA (Ambri-Piotta and Lausanne), SM-Liiga (HIFK Helsinki) and EBEL (Feldkirch). "Coolen is in the world of hockey from more then 30-years, he will be a good assistant to Nolan and certainly strengthen the Latvian hockey staff" said LHF President Kirovs Lipmans.
40-year-old Aigars Cipruss was Latvian U20 team assistant coach in the last two years after having played for 17 years for Latvia, closing his international career with. 172 caps and 112 (50 +62) points. He is still active in domestic League with HK Ozolnieki/Monarch

Both newly appointed coaches will debut on November 9th when Latvia will play against russia at Arena Riga.

(31 Oct 2012)

Latvian League clubs announced

The LHF announces the 8 clubs of the Latvijas Virslīga for this season: SK Liepājas Metalurgs II, HK Ozolnieki/MONARCH, DHK Latgale, SMScredit.lv, HK Zemgale/JLSS, HS Rīga/Prizma, HK Juniors and SK Rīga'96. HS Rīga/LSPA and Lithuanian side Elektrēnu Energija won't participate. The league is scheduled to start 12 September 2012.

(21 Aug 2012)

Ozolnieki keep hopes alive

Ozolnieki/Monarch wins 2-1 Latvian League playoffs finals game #3  against Liepaja Metalurgs 2, earning the first victory in the series. Goals by Sergejs Durdins and Aleksandrs Šiškovičs answered to Gunars Skvorcovs opening one, scored after 35 seconds. The series is now leading by Metalurgs 2-1. Next game is tomorrow, again in Liepaja

(09 Apr 2012)

LIepaja Metalurgs join Ozolnieki in Latvian League finals

Six games were enough for current champion Liepaja Metalurgs-2 to sweep out SMS Credit and advance to finals against regular season winner Ozolnieki. In last game Metalurgs, alligning some of first team top players, win 5-3 against SMS Credits. As last year the Latvian title will be decided between Ozolnieki and Liepaja Metalurgs-2

(01 Apr 2012)

Ozolnieki waits for opponent

Ozolnieki Monarch sweeps out HK Juniors Riga in four games, closing the series with 5-3 victory in game four after been recovered from a 3-1 gap after second period. A 4-0 half points in last period gives Ozolnieki the third consecutive finals in Latvian League. In other pairs Liepaja Metalurgs-2 ties 2-2 the series beating 4-2 SMS-Credit

(28 Mar 2012)

Ozolnieki one step from final, SMS Credit takes advantage

In Latvijas Virslīga semifinals game #3 Ozolnieki Monarchs get the third victory against Juniors Riga recovering from 1-3 and closing the game 5-3 with two goals by Artis Abols in third period. In the other pair SMS Credit get a capital success against Liepaja Metalurgs-2 with a lonely goal by veteran Aleksandr Kercs and now leads the series 2-1

(26 Mar 2012)

SMS Credit ties series in Latvia, Ozolnieki wins also second game

To call some star players from MHL HK Riga wasn't enough for Juniors Riga to win semifinal game #2 in Latvian League. Despite initial advantage scored by Ainars Podzins, Juniors conceeded 3 goals to Ozolnieki, now 2-0 in the series. The other pair confirms to be very balanced: SMS Credit equalizes the series beating Liepaja Metalurgs-2 4-3 at shoot-outs: Ronalds Cinks scores decisive penalty. Games #3 will be played next monday

(25 Mar 2012)

Ozolnieki and Metalurgs-2 win semifinals game #1 in Latvia

Latvijas Virslīga playoffs semifinals started today: Regular Season winner Ozolnieki/Monarch clearly win over Juniors Riga. Ozolnieki veterans scored five goals with five different players for the final 5-2. In other pairs the young Liepaja Metalurgs-2 turns over the score in the last period against SMS-credit, another team with a lot of veterans in the rosters: 45-years-old Aleksandr Kercs scored twice for SMS but his team lost 3-4.

(23 Mar 2012)
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