Vítkovice Ridera were founded in 1928 as SK Moravská Ostrava but adopted the name SSK Vítkovice as early as 1929. The club are based in Ostrava, the third-largest city in the Czech Republic and play their home games in the Ostravar Arena which has a capacity of nearly 10,000 spectators.
In 1936, Vítkovice were one of the founding clubs of the Czechoslovakian National Ice Hockey League. The first league game took place right in Vitkovice, where the home club challenged Sparta Prague.
Vitkovice won their first national championship in 1950/51 and their second in 1980/81. In 1981/1982, they came second in the IIHF European Cup. They've also participated in the Spengler Cup five times throughout their history, including three times in a row between 2011 and 2014.
Notable players in Vitkovice's history include František Černík, Miroslav Fryčer, Ladislav Svozil, Richard Šmehlík, Pavel Kubina, Filip Kuba, Marek Malík, Roman Šimíček, Martin Prusek, Zbyněk Irgl, Roman Polák and Rostislav Olesz.
Vítkovice have participated in the Champions Hockey League three times between 2014 and 2017 making it as far as the Quarter-Finals in 2016/17.
- Founded in 1928
- Czech national titles - 2
- Spengler Cup participations - 5
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