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KHL Medvescak Zagreb

  • Short name: Medvescak
  • Name in original language: KHL Medveščak Zagreb
  • Nickname: bears
  • Year of foundation: 1961
  • Colours: white,blue
  • Club status: active
  • Address: IHC MEDVEŠČAK Zagreb
    Ilica 82 / 2nd floor
    HR - 10 000 Zagreb
  • Phone: + 385 (0)1 48 47 071
  • Fax: + 385 (0)1 48 47 071
  • Email:, (Press Office), (Tickets)
  • WWW: KHL Medvescak Zagreb

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Season 2013-2014

Club teams

This club in 2013-2014: KHL | EBJL | Croatian Junior League

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Apr. 09 14 | Erik Nyström  (F) KHL Medvescak ZagrebarrowDjurgårdens IF
Jan. 10 14 | Hannu Pikkarainen  (D) KHL Medvescak ZagrebarrowLeksands IF
Jan. 06 14 | Mike Iggulden  (F) Vityaz PodolskarrowKHL Medvescak Zagreb
Jan. 04 14 | Ryan O’Connor  (D) HC DavosarrowKHL Medvescak Zagreb
Recent gamesseason 2013-2014
Mar. 08 14 | 20:00HC LEV Praha - KHL Medvescak Zagreb5-2
Mar. 10 14 | 22:30KHL Medvescak Zagreb - HC LEV Praha2-5
Mar. 11 14 | 22:30KHL Medvescak Zagreb - HC LEV Praha2-3
Current rosterseason 2013-2014
Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GBarry Brust08.08.1983188 cm99 kgleft
GMark Dekanich10.05.1986188 cm87 kgleft
GAndrej Vasiljevic23.09.1993184 cm82 kgleft
GAlex Westlund28.12.1975176 cm82 kgright
DMathieu Carle30.09.1987183 cm93 kgright
DKurtis Foster24.11.1981195 cm104 kgleft
DMark Katic09.05.1989180 cm85 kgleft
DKyle Klubertanz23.09.1985183 cm87 kgright
DAlan Letang04.09.1975185 cm93 kgleft
DSasa Martinovic27.09.1984186 cm95 kgleft
DSteve Montador21.12.1979183 cm95 kgright
DRyan O’Connor12.01.1992181 cm84 kgleft
DHannu Pikkarainen13.10.1983185 cm86 kgleft
DMark Popovic11.10.1982185 cm96 kgleft
DIvan Svarny30.10.1984187 cm95 kgleft
DGeoff Waugh25.08.1983194 cm98 kgright
FPatrick Bjorkstrand01.07.1992184 cm78 kgleft
RWJonathan Cheechoo15.07.1980183 cm91 kgright
CMatt Ellison08.12.1983183 cm87 kgright
RWMike Glumac05.04.1980185 cm92 kgright
CMike Iggulden09.11.1982191 cm98 kgright
RWHugh Jessiman28.03.1984198 cm105 kgright
LWBoyd Kane18.04.1978188 cm103 kgleft
CGal Koren16.01.1992184 cm84 kgleft
LWDario Kostovic08.08.1980190 cm95 kgright
LWCharles Linglet22.06.1982188 cm97 kgleft
FMatt Murley17.12.1979185 cm92 kgleft
CAndrew Murray06.11.1981188 cm101 kgleft
FErik Nyström30.10.1993180 cm80 kgright
RWNathan Perkovich15.10.1985196 cm89 kgright
LWMichael Ryan16.05.1980185 cm86 kgleft
FMarko Sakic13.04.1994180 cm79 kgleft
FBill Thomas23.06.1983185 cm85 kgright
CRyan Vesce07.04.1982175 cm75 kgright
FLuke Walker19.02.1990185 cm80 kgright
RWBrian Willsie16.03.1978185 cm89 kgright
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Klemen Mohoric25.05.1975Goalie coach
Ivo Ratej02.03.1974Assistant Coach
Aaron Fox19.05.1976Other
Donald MacLean14.01.1977Assistant Coach
Marko Belinic22.02.1973GM
Dean Fedorchuk28.07.1970Assistant Coach
Mark French??.??.1971Head Coach

* no longer in the club

Arena Zagreb

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Dom Sportova Zagreb

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Salata stadium

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  • Adress: Salata
  • Opened in: 1946

The team was established in 1961, from the team SD Zagreb. In its first 10 seasons in the Yugoslav Hockey League, Medveščak solidified as the second most popular team in Zagreb to football team Dinamo, playing their games in an outdoor rink in the upper class neighbourhood of Šalata, with a draw of around 5,000 spectators a game. In 1971 the team moved into an indoor rink in Zagreb called the Dom Športova, with the capacity to hold up to 6,400 fans. Over the first two decades of their existence Medveščak middled in success however never won the Yugoslav championship and by the early 1980s was mired in a financial crisis to almost suffer relegation from the top league in 1985.
The following season in 1986 the club was sponsored by the Gortan Building company, owned by Zdenko Gradecki, to become the de facto owners. With much needed investment, Gradecki transformed the club and recruited heavily, leading with Russian Hall of Famer, Vyacheslav Anisin. By the late 1980s the team became the best in the Yugoslav Ice Hockey League, winning three consecutive championships from 1989, culminating with an appearance in the 1991 IIHF European Cup in which they progressed to the second round.

With the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991, Gortan Building company along with a host of sponsors plunged into financial crisis and pulled out of their backing of the team. Without funding, the club lost its best players and professional status left to compete as an amateur outfit in the Croatian Ice Hockey League.[2] However, from the late 1990s to late 2000s the team would dominate the league, winning almost every championship. Medveščak strengthened its position in the 2000s in establishing a farm team, KHL Medveščak II. In search of more competitive play in the team also participated in the Slovenian Hockey League from 2007, finishing in second place in their inaugural season. The following season, Medvescak was by far the best team in the Slovenian league during the regular season, losing only one game in regulation.

Starting in the 2009-10 season, Medveščak once again moved up in competitive level, joining the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.

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Medvescak lost by forfeit in Croatian League opening game

The Croatian League started with a surprise: multi-champion Medveščak Zagreb didn't provide medical team for the opening game against KHL Sisak, so it couldn't be played. Thus the game is registered as a Sisak 5-0 win. In the other match, KHL Zagreb defeated silver medalist Mladost 9-7.
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(03 Oct 2013)

Medveščak - CSKA sold out

Less than 10 minutes was needed for Medveščak to sell all the tickets for their KHL opening match with CSKA! Ticket sale began August 28th at 14:00 CET and 10 minutes later all the tickets were gone. Moreover, the tickets were being sold for all of their first 4 KHL games and were all sold out in less than 60 minutes. Due to enormous interest for the 2nd best hockey league in the world, additional 150 season tickets were put on sale.

Medveščak vs. CSKA is scheduled for September 6th.

(29 Aug 2013)

Medveščak signed a contract with Barry Brust

A goalkeeper from the farm-club of Calgary Flames, Barry Brust, will play for the new KHL club KHL "Medveščak".

Brust is 29 years old and he spent most part of his career in AHL. He played for farm clubs of Los Angeles, Minnesota and Calgary. In NHL Brust has played only 11 matches for the Los Angeles Kings, and have an average of 3.70 goals per game there.

(01 Jul 2013)

Mark Dekanich joins Medvescak

Canadian goalie of Croatian origin, Mark Dekanich is set to join Medvescak Zagreb, who recently joined the top European league, the KHL. Behind him are three top seasons spent in the AHL and he decided to write history of Croatian hockey from the ground up.

(20 May 2013)

Kristan suspended for a game

Medvescak's goalie, Slovene Robert Kristan, got suspended today by his team, as he came to practice intoxicated. Kristan denies drinking at all, but it is certain he won't travel with his team to Salzburg for game 6 of the EBEL quartefinal series.

(06 Mar 2013)

Medvedev: Zagreb and Milan, the next step

KHL president Alexander Medvedev spoke briefly about future KHL expansion teams: "The next step: Zagreb and Milan. They fully comply schedule and prepare to join the League already in season 2013/14. And hopefully Togliatti: Lada is a team with a rich history that should not disappear from the map of Russian Hockey"

(08 Sep 2012)

EBEL mass-brawl consequences

Disciplinary Comission of EBEL have made a verdict: due to mass brawl on first semi-final game betwen Medvescak and EC KAC, following players will miss several games: Frank Banham (Medvescak) will miss seven games for deliberate checking to the head and neck area. Joel Prpic (Medvescak) will miss six games , four of those on absolut, and another two conditional; he was called guilty for pulling the opposing player out of the group of players and attacking him while he was lying on the ice. Both players were a part of mass brawl caused by Banham's foul some 18 seconds before second intermission. Seven Medvescak players were given 133 minutes of penalty for that fight, while six KAC players got 106 minutes. KAC won first semi-final game in Zagreb (CRO) with 4:0.

(07 Mar 2012)

Dynamo Moscow won in Zagreb

Dynamo Moscow won 6-4 (1-1,2-5,1-0) friendly game to celebrate Medvescak Zagreb 50th anniversary in front of 7000 spectators. Canadian veteran Frank Banham scored three from four Zagreb goals

(18 Dec 2011)

EBEL overrules Zagreb victory

EBEL Senate assigned Klagenfurter AC a 5-0 victory over KHL Medvescak Zagreb in their game on Sunday, 9th October (originally 5-4 win for Zagreb). The reason for this decision was the start of goalkeeper Kresimir Tomljenovic who was still unavailable to play. Austrian Ice Hockey Federation states that it did not receive all mandatory documents in time. KAC thus once again becomes a league leader.

(14 Oct 2011)
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KHL Medvescak Zagreb participates in season 2013-2014: KHL, EBJL, Croatian Junior League


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