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HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
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City: Ljubljana, Slovenia
League: Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
Founded: 1929
Home Arena: Dvorana Tivoli (cap: 4,500)
Colors:               
General Manager: Flag of Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj
Head Coach: Flag of Slovenia Matjaž Sekelj (interim)
Captain: Flag of the United States Kevin Mitchell
Affiliates: HS Olimpija Ljubljana
Championships
Playoff Championships: Yugoslavia: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984
Slovenia: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007

Hokejsko Drsalno Društvo Tilia Olimpija Ljubljana is a Slovenian professional ice hockey team that plays in the Erste Bank Hockey League. They play their home games at Dvorana Tivoli in Ljubljana. Olimpija has won 12 Yugoslav Championships and 11 Slovenian championships. They won 10 consecutive times from 1995 to 2004. In the 2007–08 season, their first in Erste Bank Hockey League, they made it all the way to the Finals, but lost 4 games to 2 against EC Red Bull Salzburg. The current main sponsor (as of the 2009-10 season) of the team is Zavarovalnica Tilia, an insurance company.

Achievements Edit

  • Slovenian Ice Hockey Championship:
    • Winners (11) : 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
    • Runners-up (6) : 1992, 1993, 1994, 2005, 2008, 2009

Previous Names of the ClubEdit

  • SK Ilrija - 1929-1942
  • HK Udarnik - 1946
  • HK Triglav - 1947
  • HK Unity - 1948
  • HK Ljubljana - 1949-1961
  • HK Olimpija Ljubljana - 1962-1984
  • HK Olimpija Kompas - 1985-1990
  • HK Olimpija Hertz - 1991-1998
  • HDD ZM Olimpija - 2001-2008
  • HDD Tilia Olimpija - 2008-present

Team captains (since 1988) Edit


Former NHL Players who played for Olimpija Edit


Head Coaches (since 1989) Edit


Retired numbers Edit

  • '24' Tomaž Vnuk, C, 1987–2009, number will be retired prior to the 2010-11 season.

References Edit

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