CSKA Moscow is a professional ice hockey club based in Moscow, Russia. As of 2009, it is a member of the Tarasov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The team colors of CSKA Moscow are Red, White and Blue.
The team is often referred to as the “Red Army Team” due to its former affiliation with the Soviet Army, which was popularly known as the ‘Red Army’. The team is notable for having won the most European Cups and Soviet Championships (as of 200) than any other team in history.
Since its founding in 1946 up to 2008, the team has won 32 Russian (Soviet) Championships. They have won 20 European Cups, 1 Spengler Cup, and 1 Pajulahti Cup. CSKA Moscow stands out among other KHL teams as well as NHL teams, because not only did they win over 30 Soviet Championships, they won 13 of those wins in a row. As of the 2007-2008 season, no NHL Team has won more than 5 Stanley Cups in a row since 1926 when the league took possession of the Staley. CSKA Moscow was also very dominant in the European Cup, winning 13 in a row from 1978 to 1990.
The very first coach for CSKA Moscow was Anatoli Tarasov who would later move on to become a well known coach for the Soviet National Team. CSKA Moscow also prospered under the coaching of Viktor Tikhonov. He served as head coach for the team from 1977 – 1996. As of 2008, the head coach for the team is Vyacheslav Bykov.
The CSKA Universal Sports Hall serves as Home Ice for the team. The Sports Hall is said to seat up to 5,500 people. It is an indoor sporting arena that’s located in Moscow. It was formerly known as the CSKA Palace of Sports.