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|10 Aug 2020 |||Adrian Holesinsky (F)||University of Maine||HK Nitra|
|10 Aug 2020 |||Robert Lantosi (F)||Boston Bruins||HK Nitra|
|09 Aug 2020 |||Dalibor Duris (F)||Mountfield HK||HKm Zvolen|
|09 Aug 2020 |||Andrej Klein (D)||HK Trnava||HKm Zvolen|
- 2018-2019: HC´05 Banská Bystrica
- 2017-2018: HC´05 Banská Bystrica
- 2016-2017: HC´05 Banská Bystrica
- 2015-2016: HK Nitra
- 2014-2015: HC Kosice
- 2013-2014: HC Kosice
- 2012-2013: HKm Zvolen
- 2011-2012: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 2010-2011: HC Kosice
- 2009-2010: HC Kosice
- 2008-2009: HC Kosice
- 2007-2008: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 2006-2007: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 2005-2006: MsHK Garmin Zilina
- 2004-2005: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 2003-2004: Dukla Trencin
- 2002-2003: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 2001-2002: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 2000-2001: HKm Zvolen
- 1999-2000: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 1998-1999: HC Kosice
- 1997-1998: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 1996-1997: Dukla Trencin
- 1995-1996: HC Kosice
- 1994-1995: HC Kosice
- 1993-1994: Dukla Trencin
- Satan: "With the current situation, the season may not start" (12 Jun 2020)
- Federation withdrew the title of Banská Bystrica (04 Apr 2020)
- Switzerland cancelled the rest of the season (12 Mar 2020)
- Covid-19 update (10 Mar 2020)
- Slovan Bratislava without a league? (09 Jul 2019)
Slovak Extraliga should start on October 2
The beginning of the Tipsport Extraliga was tentatively set for October 2. The date should be finally confirmed for next Tuesday at the club meeting in Zvolen. The competition should have 12 participants but the position of Hungarian teams is still unknown
The regular season will have 50 rounds. The best six teams will advance to the playoffs automatically, the teams in 7th-10th place will play the preliminary round for participation in the elimination round. No team will be relegated and the winner of the 1 Liga will earn a direct promotion.
Slovakia will add a new competition
To financially help the clubs and compensate the premature end of the season, the Slovak Federation announced the creatiion of a new trophy, called Super Cup, for the next season. The clubs finished in the first six places in the last season plus two more teams resulting from a qualification round involving eight clubs will enter in the competition(17 May 2020)
Slovak games postponed indefinitely
With three rounds remaining of the regular season of the Slovak league all games are postponed until at least March 23 due to the risk of coronavirus transmission.(10 Mar 2020)
Miroslav Satan is the new President of Slovakian Federation
Former NHLer Miroslav Šatan became the new president of the Slovak Ice Hockey Association (SZĽH).
With 229 votes in the first round of vote. The rival Jaromír Šmátrala received 99 votes. The third candidate Dárius Rusnák retires just before the vote.
Šatan replaced Martin Kohút, who led the Federation since 2016. The 40-year-old Satan is in the eighth President of SZLH in the era of independence.
Róbert Petrovický will lead Slovakia U20
Former Slovakian international Róbert Petrovický, 46, will be the new head coach of Slovakia U20. He replaced long time coach Ernest Bokroš, on Junior team bench since 2011, who will work at Zilina as GM. Other two former players, Martin Štrbák and Viliam Čacho, will be the assistant coaches(07 Jun 2019)
Banska Bystrica won’t play in CHL
Slovakian tri-champion Banská Bystrica won't join 19-20 edition of Champions Hockey League.
"Costs are too high - said club President Juraj Koval - so we not joining the Champions League because our participation is financially a loss. Deficit means that we are threatening our own financial security."
Slovakia has a spot avaiable for the competition and according to the rules HKM Zvolen, finished second in the regular season, should replace the champion
Dukla Michalovce promoted in Extraliga
For the first time since the creation of the club in 1974, Dukla Michalovce will play in 2019-2020 season in Slovak Extraliga, after winning 2-1 a dramatic game #7 in promotion/relagation series against MsHK Garmin Zilina. Czech forward Jakub Linet, scoring the two goals, and goalie Adam Trencan, stopping 55 shoots, are the hero of a night to remember for Dukla fans(23 Mar 2019)
Banska Bystrica will host Winter Classic
On days 02 and 03 of February, the city of Banska Bystrica, home of current Extraliga champion team, will host the first ever edition of Winter Classic, the open competition inspired by similar events in Europe and the NHL. The game will take place at the
Štiavnická stadium, with a capacity of 9.881 spectators.
"The program and organizing team is 100% ready to provide an original and unforgettable sporting experience to hockey fans in Slovakia Personally, I want to present the definitive form of the event to the public directly from Banska Bystrica as a host city " said Pro-Hockey Director Richard Lintner
Kosice fired coaches
Due the unsatisfactory results of the team, 4th after 32 rounds of Extraliga, HC Kosice fired coach Milan Jančuška and assistant Jerguš Bača. Marcel Šimurda and Peter Bartoš, both already in the coaching staff, will act as interim coaches(03 Jan 2018)
Zilina replaces coach
31 points after 25 rounds weren't enough for Stanislav Skorvánek to keep his job at Zilina: headcoach was fired by the club and replaced by Czech Petr Rosol.
Rosol, 53, has a long career in Czech Extraliga for Litvinov and Jihlava, with experiences in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Internationally, he played for Czechoslovakia winning the World Championship in 1985 in Prague and the bronze medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville
As coach, Rosol worked at homeland for Usti nad Labem, Ceske Budejovice, and as assistant at Litvínov and in Switzerland at Martigny and EHC Uzwil, his last duty in 2016-17
- Youngest player: Šimon Bečár (17 years)
- Oldest player: Rudolf Huna (40 years)
- Shortest player: Janne Seppänen (172 cm)
- Tallest player: Vladimir Mihalik (202 cm)
- Nationalities: Canada (15), Czech Republic (5), Finland (10), Great Britain (1), Hungary (10), Lithuania (1), The Netherlands (1), Russia (2), Slovenia (1), Slovakia (146), Sweden (3), USA (3)