After two successive Polish Final heartbreaks, GKS Tychy finally got their hands back on the Championship trophy for the first time since 2015 with a 2018 series win over Katowice. They backed that up in 2019 be retaining their title, thanks to a 4-2 series win against Krakow to also secure their place back in the CHL, and topped the Regular Season in 2020.
The team were founded in 1971, and are three-time Polish Champions with titles in 2005, 2015, and 2018. The team also boast eight Polish Cup titles, and have never been beaten in a Cup Final. In 2016 the team won a bronze medal in the Continental Cup, becoming the first side from their country to achieve a placing in that competition. NHLers Krzysztof Oliwa and Mariusz Czerkawski are both former Tychy alumni.
GKS made history is the 2018/19 season by becoming the first-ever Polish team to not only register a point in the Champions Hockey League, but also win a game with their home victory over Bolzano. That win on Game Day 5 came after the Poles had also run IFK Helsinki close in their home opener, and made quite an impression with their fans both home and away.
"My only love is GKS."
Official slogan of GKS Tychy
- First Polish team to record points and a win in the CHL
- Three straight qualifications
- Founded in 1971