HC Oceláři Třinec of the Czech Republic

hc ocelari trinec hockey logoHC Oceláři Třinec is a professional hockey club in the Czech Republic with a history stretching back to the 1920s. Třinec is located on the border of Poland and has a population of around 40,000. The club plays out of the Werk Arena which has a capacity of 3700 and was built in 1967.

Former NHLer Radek Bonk is currently the most well-known player on the team but there are also 5 OHL alumni currently playing for Třinec.

  1. Peter Hamerlik played goal for the Kingston Frontenacs from 2000-01 to 2002-03 HC.
  2. Martin Lojek played for the Brampton Battalion from 2002-03 to 2004-05. Martin had a cup of coffee with the Florida Panthers before returning to the Czech Republic.
  3. Jan Platil was a top-notch defenseman for the Barrie Colts from 2000-01 to 2002-03. A Senators prospect, Jan returned to Czech Republic by way of the KHL in Russia.
  4. Petr Kanko was a fan favourite in Kitchener with the Rangers from 2001-02 to 2003-04, winning a Memorial Cup with the team in 2002-03. A Los Angeles Kings prospect, he got to play 10 games with the NHL squad before heading to Europe. Check out this feature post on Petr.
  5. Tomas Pospisil played for the Sarnia Sting in 2005-06 and 2006-07.werk arena trinec czech republic

The team’s official website, which is only in Czech, can be found here.

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