Sokil Kyiv

Infobox KHL team
clubname = Sokil Kyiv


fullname = HC Sokil Kyiv 1993-Present
*Sokil Eskulap 1992-93
*Sokol Kiev 1973-92
*Dynamo Kiev 1963-73
nickname = "Falcons"
founded = 1963
dissolved =
based_in = Kyiv
arena = Sport Palace Kyiv
capacity = 7200
league = Russian Supreme League 2007-Present Ukrainian Supreme League 1992-Present
*"Belarusian Open League 2004-2007
*"East Euro Hockey League" 1996-2004
*"Intl. Hockey League" 1992-1996
*"CIS Championship" 1992-1993
*"USSR Championship" 1979-1991
*"Soviet Class A2" 1970-1979
*"USSR Championship" 1963-1970
division = West
history =
team_color = color box|#1E266F color box|#36AEE3 color box|white color box|black
owner = East-European Investment Fund (74%) Slavutych Charitable Foundation (26%)
gm = flagicon|UKR Vyacheslav Zavalnyuk
head_coach = flagicon|UKR Olexander Seukand
captain = flagicon|UKR Yuri Gunko
honors =
affiliates =
website = http://hcsokol.kiev.ua

Sokil Kyiv ( _uk. Сокіл Київ, _ru. Сокол Ки́ев, _en. Kiev Falcons) is a professional ice hockey team based in Kyiv, Ukraine. The team currently competes in the Western division of the Russian Supreme League as well as Ukrainian Supreme League.

History

The club was founded under the name Dynamo Kiev, a name used until 1973. Coach Anatoliy Bogdanov joined the team in 1977, leading to a rapid change of fortune to the club and their re-ascent into the top division. From 1979 to 1992 Sokil Kyiv competed at the highest level of Soviet club hockey, the USSR Championship. The team made the finals for the Spengler Cup in the 1986 season. Biefly for the 1992/93 season, they were known as Sokil Eskulap ( _uk. Сокіл-Ескулап, _ru. Сокол-Эскулап). From 1995 thru 2004, Sokil Kyiv competed in the Eastern European Hockey League, winning the league championship in 1998 and 1999. From the 2004/05 season through the 2006/07 season, the team competed in the Open Championship of Belarus. Sokil Kyiv has been named as a possible expansion team to join the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2009/10 season.

To mark their 45th anniversary, Sokil updated their classic team logo.

Notable NHL Alumni

Ruslan Fedotenko (1995-96),
Dmitri Khristich (1985-91),
Alexei Zhitnik (1989-91)

Honors

Champions

*Danube Cup: 2:: 1968, 1970
*Eastern European Hockey League Championship: 2:: 1998, 1999
*Tampere Cup: 1:: 1989
*Ukrainian Supreme League Championship: 10:: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Titles

*Perschiy Dyvision: 1:: 1965

Runners-Up

*USSR Cup: 2:: 1979, 1987
*Spengler Cup: 1:: 1986
*Eastern European Hockey League Championship: 2:: 1997, 2000
*Ukrainian Supreme League Championship: 4:: 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002

Other Notable Achievements

*Championship of the USSR Bronze Prize 1985
*Eastern European Hockey League Bronze Prize 2001, 2003

External links

*ru icon [http://hcsokol.kiev.ua/ Official team website]
*uk icon [http://www.fhu.com.ua/hl.html Official Supreme League standings]
*ru icon [http://www.sokol.kiev.ua Unofficial site of Sokil and Ukrainian Hockey]
*ru icon [http://www.hockey.org.ua/Clubs/sokol.htm "HC Sokil Kyiv" at Ukrainian Ice Hockey Agency site]
*uk icon/ru icon [http://www.hockey.org.ua/ Ukrainian Ice-Hockey agency]


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