HC Sibir Novosibirsk is a professional ice hockey club based in Novosibirsk, Russia. As of the 2009 – 2010 season, the club is a member of the Kharlamov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Team colors for HC Sibir Novosibirsk include White, Red and Blue. Their team logo is a stylized ‘H’ with an ice hockey puck.
The team was founded in 1962 and the Ice Sports Palace Sibir serves as home ice for HC Sibir Novosibirsk. The ice sports palace arena has the capacity to seat 7500. Since its founding, the HC Sibir Novosibirsk team has become an important part of the professional hockey scene in the country.
In 2001 and in 2002, the team participated and won the Vysshaya Liga championships. The team has also participated in a total of 5 Russian Superleague games since 2004 and in the 2006/2007 the team reached the quarterfinals. They were also incorporated into the KHL upon the Russian Superleague’s conversion. They were drafted as part of the Kharlamov Division.
HC Sibir Novosibirsk originates from the local clubs found in Novosibirsk. As early as 1945, notable hockey players from Novosibirsk participated in the first USSR Championships. In 1962, the official HC Sibir Novosibirsk club was founded.
Andrei Tarasenko serves as the head coach for HC Sibir Novosibirsk as of 2008. He is a graduate of a respected coaching school in Omsk. The team roster as of the 2008/2009 season includes goalkeepers Inshakov Oleg Arturovich and Ryazhinov Dimitry. Strikers include Vlasov Khariton, Ivan Adreevich Kiselev and Oqurtso Krill. Defenders include Gleb Ivanov and Lepatin Paul.