Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
is an ice hockey
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club in Nizhny Novgorod
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. They are members of the Tarasov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League
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They played their homes games at Konovalenko Sports Palace
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named after Viktor Konovalenko
Viktor Sergeevich Konovalenko was an ice hockey goaltender in the Soviet Union. He played for the Torpedo Gorky team from 1956 to 1972....
- one of the most famous Soviet goaltenders who played for Torpedo. They now play at Trade Union Sport Palace
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In season 1947/48 he. acts in the national championships. In the league the strongest in the 1952-1953, 1954-1998, 1999-2002, 2003-2004. Second prize-winner of the USSR 1961 USSR Cup Finalist 1961 Winner of the prize "Fair Game" (1975), "Storm authorities" (1983, 1985.) "Cup of progress" (1982), winner of major international tournament "Cup of Bucharest" (1960, 1962.) "Polar Cup"(1968, 1972, 1974.) "Cup of the Danube" (1966), "Cup of miners (1958)," Henninger Cup "(1986). Winner of the prestigious tournament for the prizes of the newspaper "Soviet Sport" (1960), Memorial Belyaeva (1971 and 2006.) and the Nizhny Novgorod region Governor's Cup (2009).
The first official tournament of ice hockey in Gorky took place in early 1947. Winner of the first Cup of Avtozavodtsev. And the next season of "Torpedo" participated in the national championship.
"Torpedo" entered history as the first provincial team, who ascended to pdestal honor the USSR championship. It happened in 1961. Season 1960/1961 was the most significant in the history of the "Torpedo". Avtozavodtsev first, then won the prestigious Cup on prizes of the newspaper "Soviet Sport", reached the final of the Cup of the Soviet Union and finally won the silver medal in the national championship. Gorkovchan success is attributed, primarily, with the name of the head coach of Dmitry Boginova, who a few years managed to create a strong cohesive team. Confidently played in goal Konovalenko Victor (later two-time Olympic champion and eight-time world champion). Were reliable in protecting Vladimir Solodov, Alexander Prilepko, Valerie Cormack, terrifying the attacking trio of goalkeepers Robert Sakharov, Igor Chistovsky, Leo Halaichev. A match they have played Igor Shichkov, Alexander Rogov, Boris Nemchinov. That's who defended the colors in that memorable season:
Goalkeepers: Victor Konovalenko Vladimir Fufaev;
Defenders: Vladimir Solodov, Vladimir Kudryashov, Valery Kormakov, Alexander Prilepsky, Anatoly Sorokin, Viacheslav Zhidkov;
Forwards: Igor Chistovsky, Igor Shichkov, Lev Halaichev, Robert Sakharovsky, Boris Nemchinov, Alexander Rogov, Anatoly Dubinin, Anatoly Orlov, Vadim Grechukhin, Gennady Kroutov, Yuri Krupin, Yuri Marychev.
Senior Coach: Dmitry Boginov.
Unfortunately, torpedovtsam until no longer able to join the winners of the national championship. Although double our team stayed one step away from "Bronze" - in 1982 and 1985. 80 - years were a period of the next rise, "Torpedo". With a team considered the leader of Soviet hockey. Not accidentally Gorky twice won the prize "Thunderstorm authority" given to the team, selected all the most points in the championship winners. Hockey players, "Torpedo" in those years are constantly being called to different teams. There have been seasons when 10 or more torpedovtsev for the season to defend the honor of the country in international tournaments with the participation of various teams of the USSR (on the first - to the youth). The first team, which in those years were invited to some Muscovites, there was always a place to one of torpedovtsev. Regularly summoned to the national team of Belarus Alexander Skvortsov, Vladimir Cowin, Michael Varnakov, and a little earlier and Yuri Fedorov. Great contribution to torpedovskie successes of those years have made Moscow's trainers - Nick Karpov, Yuri Moroozov. We list the names of those who defended the honor of "Torpedo" in sezonah1982 th and 1985's, when our team became the fourth in the country:
Goalkeepers: Vladimir Vorobyov, Sergei Tyulyapkin;
Defenders: Yuri Fedorov, Mikhail Presnyakov, Vladimir Astafyev, Vladimir Fedosov, Sergey Kunin, Nicholay Golyshev, Oleg Kudryavtsev, George Solonenko Vyacheslav Glushko;
Forwards: Alexander Skvortsov, Vladimir Kovin, Mikhail Varnakov, Eugeny Shigontsev, Victor Dobrokhotov, Alexander Kokurin, Anatoly Vodopyanov, Vyacheslav Ryanov, Sergei Yeganov, Alexander Frolov, Alexander Pavlov, Nikolai Gorshkov, Sergey Novosyolov, Evgeny Kudimov Pavel Torgayev, Valery Yurov, Sergey Kuzmin, Sergei Sokolov, Alexander Zakharov, Yuriy Bubnov, Vladimir Kireev, Peter Goryunov, Sergei Shesterikov.
In the championships of the MHL, RHL and Russia, which have been held since the Soviet collapse, torpedovtsy Nizhny Novgorod, while not achieve significant success. Highest achievement of the team was out in 1 / 4 of the playoffs in the championship MHL 1995.
- RSL/KHL Games - Anatoli Vodopianov - 653 games
- Games - Oleg Namestnikov, 720 games
- RSL/KHL Goals - Alexander Skvortsov, 244
- RSL/KHL Assists - Alexander Skvortsov, 204
- RSL/KHL Points - Alexander Skvortsov, 448
- PIM - Vladimir Kovin - 570 minutes
External links HC Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod official website