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Amur Khabarovsk
(Амур Хабаровск)
Amur Khabarovsk(Амур Хабаровск)
Division Kharlamov
Founded 1966
Home Arena Platinum Arena
City Khabarovsk
Colors blue and white
Head Coach Anatoli Emelin

HC Amur Khabarovsk (in Russian: Амур Хабаровск) is a professional hockey team based in Khabarovsk, Russia playing in the Continental Hockey League. The team is nicknamed the Tigers and play its home games at the Platinum Arena.

History

Amur Khabarovsk was founded in 1966 as SKA Khabarovsk; it only adopted its current name in 1996, a name that comes from the nearby river Amur. By its location in the Russian Far East, the team is pretty isolated from every other team in the KHL, making rivalries difficult; the nearest KHL team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, is located some 3,000 km away. Still, the team is very popular among Khabarovsk citizens, and despite its usual poor results, the team keeps being highly successful at the gates.

For a long time a lower division dweller, Khabarovsk won the championship of the Soviet League Division 3 in 1989, earning promotion to the upper level. In 1996, Khabarovsk promoted to the Russian Superleague. A relegation to the Vysshaya Liga occured in 2004 when the mining company that funds the club had financial difficulties. The Tigers could promote back to the top level in 2006. That same financial crisis forced the team's reserve squad, the Golden Amur Khabarovsk, to withdraw from the Asia League where it played for the 2004-05 season. The team could finish the season and take part in the playoffs, however; they finished third in regular season standings and failed to reach the playoffs finals.

In 2008, Khabarovsk was one of the 24 founding members of the Continental Hockey League. The team played the league's inaugural game on September 2nd against Dinamo Riga at home in front of a sell-out crowd of 7,100 people. Unfortunately for the fans, their team lost 4-2 to the Latvian side. Riga and the Tigers were playing back-to-back games in Khabarovsk, however, and on the second match, Amur won 7-6 in a tied game that went to shootouts.

See also

  • Category:Amur Khabarovsk player
  • Category:Amur Khabarovsk season


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