HK Locomotive Moscow

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HK Lokomotiv Moscow
ХК Локомотив Москва
Greatest successes
Club information
history HK Lokomotiv Moscow (1947–1983)
Location Moscow , Russia
Parent club Moscow locomotive
Club colors red, black, white
league Vysschaya League , Pervaya League
Venue Sokolniki Sports Palace
capacity 5,530 seats

The HK Lokomotiv Moscow ( Russian ХК Локомотив Москва ) was the ice hockey department of the Russian sports club Lokomotiv Moscow , which was dissolved in 1983.


The club was founded in 1947 as the ice hockey division of Lokomotiv Moscow , the Moscow sports club for railway workers. During the season, the first team took part in the second-rate class B game for the first time and reached fourth place in the central relay. In 1949 she won the championship of the second division and rose in the Klass A to.

Under the leadership of coach Alexander Novokreschtschenow , the team reached twelfth place in its premiere season, but rose again to the second division. In the mid-1950s, Anatoly Kostryukov was the club's head coach, who also looked after the junior teams of the USSR. With the increase in the first division to 15 teams, the HK Lokomotiv Moscow was accepted back into Class A in 1955. In the 1960/61 season, the men's team reached third place in Class A - the best placement in the club's history. One of the most important players of this time was the trio Viktor Jakuschew , Nikolai Snetkow and Viktor Zyplakow , who also played together in the Soviet national team. in the season 1964/65 Viktor Zyplakow was with 28 goals best scorer in the first division, while Viktor Jakuschew was selected in the All-Star team.

In the late 1960s, Valentin Kosin was one of the club's best players and often placed among the top scorers in the top division. In 1970 the club rose to the second division, which was then called Class A Group 1 . A year later, they were promoted to the first division again.

In the 1971/72 season, the last in the top division, Lokomotiv Moscow was only able to win five of the 32 season games and was relegated to the second division. From 1978 the Sokolniki Sports Palace was renovated and Lokomotiv had to move to the Moskvich Sports Palace for three years .

At the end of the 1982/83 season, the ice hockey department was dissolved, as there were many ice hockey clubs in Moscow and Lokomotive was no longer financed due to a lack of popularity and spectators.


The team won the title of the second highest Soviet league in 1971 and thus rose to the first division. Before that, the team was able to celebrate successes at the Spengler Cup in 1967 and 1969, when they won the prestigious tournament.

Well-known former players

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