HK Dinamo Minsk
|history||Dinamo Minsk (since 2004)|
|Location||Minsk , Belarus|
|Club colors||blue White|
|league||Continental hockey league|
|Head coach||Craig Woodcroft|
|Season 2018/19||11th place (west), no playoff qualification|
The Dinamo Minsk ( Belarusian Дынама Мінск , Russian Динамо Минск ) is a Belarusian ice hockey club from Minsk , which has participated in the Continental Hockey League since 2008 .
Today's Dinamo Minsk was founded in 2004 in the tradition of Tiwali Minsk and took part in the Belarusian extra league until 2008 .
In March 2008 Dinamo was accepted into the KHL and was divided into the Bobrow Division . According to Vladimir Naumov, chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation, the club's annual budget should be between $ 15 million and $ 17 million . In addition to players of Belarusian and Russian origin, the club signed the Canadians Jeff Ulmer , Mark Rycroft , Mike Maneluk and Andy Chiodo as well as the French international Laurent Meunier for its first KHL season . As coach of the team, the Canadian Jim Hughes was signed, who was previously assistant coach with the Boston Bruins .
After sustained failure and a series of defeats that led the club to the bottom of the KHL table, Jim Hughes was dismissed in October 2008 and replaced by Vasily Spiridonow . In addition, some of the foreign players were exchanged: Mike Maneluk, Laurent Meunier, Michael Ryan and Mark Rycroft were fired and Geoff Platt and Justin Morrison were hired. Further changes in personnel did not lead to success, so that Dinamo only finished 22nd at the end of the season and missed the playoffs. A large part of the team was then exchanged for the new season and mainly replaced by players from Finland such as NHL veterans Ossi Väänänen and Ville Peltonen . In addition, a new head coach was signed with the Belarusian national coach Glen Hanlon .
After a mixed start to the season, the entire coaching staff around Glen Hanlon was fired. The previous coach of HK Homel , Aljaksandr Andryjeuski , was introduced as the new head coach .
In the 2009/10 season Dinamo maintained a farm team in the Belarusian extra league with HK Schachzjor Salihorsk . In the following season Dinamo entered into a partnership with HK Junost Minsk . HK Gomel has been a partner team of Dinamo since 2011 .
The Minsk Sports Palace , which opened after three years of construction in 1966, was the club's home town until December 2010. Since then, the team has played its home games in the Minsk Arena , which was built in 2009 and has a capacity of 15,000 more than four Times bigger than the old venue is.
Dinamo Minsk has been Belarusian champion once (2007) and vice-champion (2006) since it was founded. The club also won the Belarusian cup competition twice. In 2009 Dinamo took part in the Spengler Cup in Davos for the first time and was able to win the traditional tournament.
Placements in the KHL
|season||Regular season||Play-off round||Play-off opponents||Overall result|
|2008/09||22nd place||not qualified|
|2009/10||11th place (western conference)||not qualified|
|2010/11||8th place (western conference)||Round of 16||Yaroslavl locomotive||3: 4|
|2011/12||6th place (western conference)||Round of 16||OHK dynamo||0: 4|
|2012/13||10th place (western conference)||not qualified|
|2013/14||14th place (western conference)||not qualified|
|2014/15||5th place (western conference)||Round of 16||Jokerite||1: 4|
|2015/16||9th place (western conference)||not qualified|
|2016/17||5th place (western conference)||Round of 16||Yaroslavl locomotive||1: 4|
|2017/18||10th place (western conference)||not qualified|
|2018/19||11th place (western conference)||not qualified|
Trainer since 2003
- Belarusian extra league
- Július Šupler (July - November 2003)
- Uladzimir Melenchuk (November 2003 - April 2004)
- Branislav Šajban (May 2004 - October 2004)
- Aljaksandr Shumidub (October 2004 - November 2004)
- Leonid Kisseljow (November 2004 - March 2005)
- Aljaksandr Gauryljonak (March - June 2005)
- Ľubomír Pokovič (June 2005 - January 2007)
- Eduard Sankowez (January - May 2007)
- Andrei Sidorenko (July 2007 - April 2008)
- Jim Hughes (August - October 2008)
- Vasily Spiridonow (2008-2009)
- Glen Hanlon (May - October 20, 2009)
- Aljaksandr Andryjeuski (October 2009 - April 2010)
- Marek Sýkora (April 2010 - March 2012)
- Kari Heikkilä (April 2012 - Oct. 2012)
- Aljaksandr Andryjeuski (Oct. 2012 - Nov. 2013)
- Ľubomír Pokovič (Nov. 2013 - Oct. 2015)
- Andrej Kawaljou (Oct. 2015 - April 2016)
- Craig Woodcroft (April 2016 - June 2017)
- Gordie Dwyer (since June 2017)
Squad for the 2019/20 season
As of September 16, 2019
Well-known former players
- Sjarhej Stas
- Aljaksandr Andryjeuski
- Andrei Kawaljou
- Ben Clymer
- Andy Chiodo
- Evander Kane
- Jeff Ulmer
- Laurent Meunier
- Hannu Pikkarainen
- Pekka gutter
- ↑ hockeyfans.ch, Mike Maneluk on Dynamo Minsk
- ↑ hockeyfans.ch, Jim Hughes trains Dynamo Minsk
- ↑ internationalhockey.net, ( page no longer available , search in web archives: Glen hanlon fired )
- Official website
- Minsk's in the fast lane. In: iihf.com. August 22, 2009, accessed October 24, 2017 .
- The power of the dynamo. In: iihf.com. Retrieved October 24, 2017 .