Ivo Jan

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Ivo Jan
Date of birth 3rd April 1975
place of birth Jesenice , SR Slovenia , Yugoslavia
size 178 cm
Weight 80 kg
position center
Shot hand Right
Career stations
1991-1997 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
1997-1998 Johnstown Chiefs
1998-1999 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
1999-2000 Revierlöwen Oberhausen
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
JYP Jyväskylä
2000 Hermes Kokkola
2000-2001 DEK Klagenfurt
Skellefteå AIK
HK Jesenice
2001-2002 EC Graz 99ers
2002-2003 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
2003-2004 EC Graz 99ers
2004-2007 Krefeld penguins
2007-2008 EC Graz 99ers
2008 HC Ambrì-Piotta
2008-2009 EC Graz 99ers
2009-2010 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
2010 SHC Fassa
2010-2011 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana

Ivo Jan (born April 3, 1975 in Jesenice , SR Slovenia ) is a Slovenian ice hockey coach and former player who played in the German ice hockey league for the Revierlöwen Oberhausen and Krefeld penguins from 1991 to 2011 . Since father Ivo Jan senior and his brothers Bogo and Milan have also been ice hockey players.

Since 2017 he has been the head coach of the WSV Sterzing Broncos from the Alps Hockey League .

Player career

Ivo Jan began his career as an ice hockey player at the age of 17 in the 1991/92 season with HDD Olimpija Ljubljana in the Slovenian Ice Hockey League . In the following years, the center was one of the best players in the league. In six different seasons between 1992 and 1999 - only the 1997/98 season he spent with the Johnstown Chiefs in the East Coast Hockey League , in which he scored three goals in 20 games and gave six assists - he achieved one in every competition with Ljubljana Cut over one point per game. His best year was the 1994/95 season , when he scored 39 goals and 43 assists for 82 points in 65 games. He was also named the best player in the Slovenian League that year and was elected to the league's All-Star Team in 1999. During his time at Ljubljana, however, he was not only successful personally but also with his team and was Slovenian champion with Olimpija Ljubljana in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999 .

In the summer of 1999 he moved to the German ice hockey league for the Revierlöwen Oberhausen . The switch to the much faster and above all tougher DEL was difficult for him at first, especially with a very weak Oberhausen team in which he could hardly be playfully "covered" on the ice, but initially difficult and the team management did not have the patience, longer than 13 To wait for games in which he could only score one goal. He returned to Ljubljana for five interleague games and scored five goals and two assists before going to Finland. But even at JYP Jyväskylä from the SM-liiga he could not prevail in 10 games with only one point win. So he ended the season in the second Finnish player class, the I divisioona, where he recorded 7 goals and 11 assists in 15 games at Hermes from Kokkola . The following season was also marked by changes. For the Skellefteå AIK in the second Swedish division, the HockeyAllsvenskan , the HK Jesenice in the Slovenian league, and DEK Klagenfurt in the Austrian league, he scored 25 goals and 13 assists in 45 games.

Ivo Jan

For the 2001/02 season , the Graz 99ers from the Austrian Ice Hockey League secured the services of the Slovenian. In a total of 35 games he scored 27 times and gave 18 assists (45 points scorer). In the 2002/03 season he played again for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana and again won the national championship with his team. In the 2003/04 season he scored 34 goals in 40 games for his ex-club from Graz. There were also 16 additional templates for 50 points and an outstanding plus / minus balance of +22. This convinced the sports management of the Krefeld Penguins and so the fast scorer was brought to the Lower Rhine for the 2004/05 season . Towards the end of the season he often played in the front row alongside Alexander Seliwanow and Chris Herperger and ultimately scored 14 goals, 27 points and a +/- of +4. After the Penguins narrowly missed the play-offs, he joined the Vienna Capitals for the play-offs . After a foreigner dropped out, they urgently needed reinforcement in the decisive final playoff game for the championship . He contributed a goal and an assist to the victory of the Capitals and became Austrian champion. The season itself he ended at HK Jesenice in Slovenia, for which he scored five goals and made five assists in six games.

His contract with the Krefeld Penguins ran until the end of the 2006/07 season . On March 1, 2007 it was announced that he would return to the Graz 99ers after three years in the DEL. Graz he played until 2009 regularly in the highest Austrian league, where he the 2007/08 season at the Swiss club HC Ambri-Piotta in the National League A . The 2009/10 season he started again at Olimpija Ljubljana, which had since been included in the Austrian Ice Hockey League. At the end of January 2010, he left the club again and moved to SHC Fassa from the Italian A1 series . By the end of the season he had scored two goals and provided six assists for Fassa in a total of 13 games. In the 2010/11 season , the long-time national player was on the ice for the second team of Olimpija Ljubljana, for which he scored a total of 86 points in 32 games, including 40 goals. He also joined the Olimpijas team, who played in the Slovenian ice hockey league, in the playoffs. At the end of the season, he ended his career at the age of 36.


For Yugoslavia Jan only took part in the U18 Junior B European Championship in 1990 . After the division of the state, he first took part in the U18 Junior C European Championship in 1993 for the newly founded Slovenian national team. In the senior sector, he was part of the Slovenian squad at the C World Championships in 1995 , 1996 and 1997 as well as at the B World Championships in 1999 , 2001 , 2004 and 2007 and the A World Championships in 2002 , 2003 and 2005 .

Coaching career

Between the start of the 2012/13 season and October 2013, Jan was assistant coach at HDD Olimpija Ljubljana and then took over the post of head coach after Bojan Zajc announced his resignation. From the 2014/15 season he worked as an assistant coach at the EC Graz 99ers and was promoted to boss in October 2015 after separating from Todd Bjorkstrand . In mid-December 2016 he was fired in Graz as a result of a negative series of ten defeats from eleven games.

At the beginning of February 2017 he was hired by the ice pirates Crimmitschau from the DEL2 as an assistant trainer. In May 2017 he was introduced as head coach of the South Tyrolean team WSV Sterzing Broncos .

Achievements and Awards


DEL statistics

Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
Main round 3 128 46 48 94 113
Playoffs 2 5 2 1 3 4th

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. EBEL: Ivo Jan new coach from Olimpija Ljubljana: Hockey-News Österreich. (No longer available online.) In: hockey-news.info. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016 ; accessed on December 15, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / hockey-news.info
  2. Ivo Jan takes over the trainer scepter . In: www.kleinezeitung.at . ( kleinezeitung.at [accessed December 15, 2016]).
  3. ↑ Coach team released with immediate effect. In: 99ers.at. December 15, 2016, accessed December 15, 2016 .
  4. Ice pirates Crimmitschau strengthen their coaching staff. Retrieved February 5, 2017 .
  5. http://www.broncos.it/de/news/1003-ivo-jan-ist-der-neue-headcoach.html