HK Arystan Temirtau

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HK Arystan Temirtau
ХК Арыстан Темиртау
Greatest successes
  • Kazakh champion 1999
  • 3 times Kazakh runner-up
  • Kazakh Cup Winner 2011
Club information
history HK Stroitel Temirtau (1960–1991)
HK Bulat Temirtau (1991–1999)
HK ZSKA-ISPAT Temirtau (1999–2000)
HK ZSKA Temirtau (2000–2005)
HK Arystan Temirtau (since 2010)
Location Temirtau , Kazakhstan
league Kazakh ice hockey championship
executive Director Bolat Karabalin
Head coach Vyacheslav Belan
captain Vladimir Knyazev
2017/18 5th place (preliminary round), playoff semifinals

The HK Arystan Temirtau ( Russian ХК Арыстан Темиртау ) is an ice hockey club from Temirtau, Kazakhstan . The club has been participating in the Kazakh championship since 2010 .


The ice hockey team was founded in 1960 as Stroitel Temirtau and took part in the regional championships. In 1973 the promotion to the third class Wtoraja League was made. The team made three unsuccessful promotion attempts in 1981 , 1983 and 1989 to get into the second-rate Soviet Pervaya League . The longed-for ascent was not made until the fourth attempt in 1991 . After the 1990/91 season the club was renamed HK Bulat Temirtau. After the collapse of the Soviet Union , the team slipped again into the third division, where they took part in the Russian championship until 1999.

For the 1994/95 season , the team was nominated for the first time as a participant in the IIHF Federation Cup . In Group C of the preliminary round, HK Levski Sofia from Bulgaria was first beaten 12-1. The subsequent final was lost to the Serbian representative HK Partizan Belgrade 2: 4, so the team from Temirtau was eliminated from the further course of the tournament.

From 1999 to 2005 the team was called HK ZSKA Temirtau and was disbanded after the 2004/05 season due to financial difficulties. In 2010 the club was re-established as HK Arystan Temirtau and has played in the highest league in Kazakhstan ever since.

After the club had financial problems during the 2014/15 season and did not play some away games, the game was temporarily suspended in the early summer of 2015, but resumed for the following season. In 2017 Arystan reached the final of the Kazakh championship for the first time since 1995 by winning play-offs against the second round HK Beibarys Atyrau and the preliminary round winner HK Arlan Kökschetau, finishing seventh in the preliminary round , which was just lost to Nomad Astana with 3: 4 wins.


The team's main sponsor is the world's largest steel producer, Mittal Steel Company .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1., Arystan Temirtau saved , Nov. 3, 2014