Ukrainian Hockey Championship

The Ukrainian Hockey Championship (Ukrainian: Чемпіонат України з Хокею, tr: Chempionat Ukrayiny z Khokeyu) is an annual ice hockey award and national title, bestowed to the ice hockey organization judged to have the best performing team in Ukraine, founded in 1992. Prior to the 2015–16 season, the league playing for the title took the name Ukrainian Hockey Extra League.[1] In 2016, the new Ukrainian Hockey League was created instead.

Ukrainian Championship
UHC emblem, 2009-12
Founded1992
Region Ukraine
Number of teams6
Current championsHC Donbass (4th title)
Most successful team(s)Sokil Kiev (12)
Websitewww.FHU.com.ua
2017–18 Ukrainian Hockey League season

History

First Ukrainian hockey competitions were conducting since February 1949.[2]

Prior to the formation of the Professional Hockey League (PHL), the Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine (FHU) administered and handed out the award, allowing both amateur and professional teams to compete in an annual regular season, then playoff for the title. On July 25, 2011, the FHU transferred the rights of the event to the PHL.[3]

In 2011–12, the championship was awarded in the PHL following a 4-team playoff at the end of the 41-game regular season. The finals were determined though a best-of-seven playoff.[4] Teams that miss the finals participate in a best-of-five playoff to determine final positioning. In addition to the title, the winning team was given a cash prize by the league, US$1,000,000, shared by all of the players.[5] National finalists receive silver and bronze medals.[5]

Teams

Current teams

Team Home city Founded Arena Capacity
Bilyi Bars Bila Tserkva Bila Tserkva 2008 Ice Arena Bila Tserkva 500
Donbass Druzhkivka 2005 Altair Arena 400
Dynamo Kharkiv Kharkiv 2017 Saltivskyi Lid Ice Arena 500
Halytsky Levy Novoiavorivsk 2011 Novoiavorivsk Ice Palace 600
Kremenchuk Kremenchuk 2010 Aisberg Arena 300
Vovky Brovary Brovary 2017 Ice Arena Terminal 1,500

Former teams

Winners by season

Statistics by club

Club Winners Winning years
Sokil Kiev
12
1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
HC Donbass
7
2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Berkut-Kiev
3
2000, 2001, 2002
ATEK Kiev
2
2007, 2015
HC Kompanion-Naftogaz
1
2014
ShVSM Kyiv
1
1994

Awards

Ukraine Player of the Year

See also

References

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