This article is about the HC Vatra of the Ukrainian Hockey League.
Story of the TeamEdit
A new reincarnation of HC "Vatra" from Frankiv. It was organized in the fall of 2007 in city Ivano-Frankivsk or Frankiv, how it's being called by city residents. The team is a winner of West Ukraine hockey competition in 2007-08 season.
The team core in based on the former alumni hockey team Vatra from Novyi Rozdil (New Rozdil). There are twelve such players as of 2007-08 season. There are also about dozen local players from Frankiv in additions to variags players from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Belarus Republic. The new strategy of the club is to raise local talents and build the ambitious team from the grass root local players. The youth hockey school started it's activity in 2008. It is planned to open ice-hockey specialized group (licei) at local Sports College.
The team plays at cozy Frankiv Ice Palace, constructed in 2007. There are plans to extend existing arena with additional stands and closed booths on the second floor in the future.