HK 36 Skalica is known throughout the hockey world as the Slovakian team that houses former NHL sniper, Zigmund Palffy. HK 36 Skalica also had two Ontario Hockey League alumni on the roster for the 2009-10 season.
Vojtech Kloz played just one season in the OHL, 2003-04. The Czech defenseman played 62 regular season games and five playoff games that season for the Kingston Frontenacs. Kloz has since spent all his playing time in either his home Czech Republic or Slovakia. Vojtech played just 9 games with HK 36 Skalica this past season, adding 7 points on 7 assists.
Patrik Lusnak played two and a half seasons in the OHL with the Sudbury Wolves from 2006-07 to 2008-09. During the 2008-09 season, Patrik left to play in the Czech Extraliga with Trinec Ocelari. Over his final two seasons in the OHL, Lusnak was a point per game player. This past season with HK 36 Skalica, Patrik was 9th on the team in scoring with 18 points in 43 games.
Skalica is located right on the border with the Czech Republic. The team plays in the Slovakian Extraliga and this past season finished 4th in the 13 team league. Each team plays 47 games during their regular season (I believe it should be 48, but the 13th place team seems to have folded after 36 games, leaving the rest with one unplayed game). The team plays their home games at the Zimny Arena which houses 3,180 spectators.