Oceláři Třinec represent the largest steel producer in the Czech Republic – the group Třinecké železárny – Moravia Steel. The hockey club was founded in 1929 and has been playing in the highest Czech hockey league since the 1995/96 season. Its main characteristic is its entertaining style of offensive hockey. They have missed the playoffs only twice in the past 20 seasons. The first major success came in the 1997/98 season when the club fought its way to the Czech Extraliga finals.
The team has now won two titles in the Czech Extraliga. The first came in 2010/11 when they won the regular season and the playoffs, confidently defeating local rivals Vítkovice Ostrava 4-1 in the finals. After losing to Kometa Brno in the 2018 finals, they defeated Bílí Tygři Liberec in six games in the 2019 finals to secure their second title. In 2020 they finsihed second in the Czech Extraliga regular season (the playoffs were voided due to COVID-19).
After qualifying for the first two Champions Hockey League seasons, Oceláři Třinec and their fans unquestionably fell in love with the European competition in 2017/18 on their run to the Semi-Finals. The team from the northeast corner of the Czech Republic were backed by hundreds of fans on weeknights in Northern Europe and thousands at their home games. Třinec eventually came up just short of reaching the Final, going out on a shootout to JYP despite having levelled the tie on aggregate with a 4-2 home win.
Their next two CHL campaigns in 2018/19 and 2019/20 weren't as successful. In both cases, they lost their first two Group Stage games and failed to advance to the Playoffs.
"We have the power of a dragon!"
Official Team Motto
- Founded in 1929
- Reached CHL Semi-Finals in 2017/18
- Won Extraliga titles in 2011 and 2019
- Qualified for the CHL 6 times in 7 years
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