Jan Telensky has been a financial angel to the HK Poprad club since 2005. He managed to save the club with huge financial support in 2015. He also helped to change its corporate structure, so it could operate more efficiently as a joint-stock company.
Altogether, in the period from 2005-2018, Mr Telensky and his companies have supported Poprad’s hockey club in a number of ways, including investment in the new winter stadium, for a total of about 5 million EUR.
The current season (2018/2019) was opened by summer training under the leadership of Romano Stantien’s as the new chief trainer. The Seniors team played several preparatory games, including two in Cardiff, where we were invited by the Cardiff Devils, the English League champions.
The preparation culminated with participation in the 71st ‘Tatran Cup’, which again managed to organize with high-quality teams from Czech Extraliga, EBEL League, French League and the Tipsport League. The tournament was an organizational and sporting success as the Poprad Hockey Club, managed to win the tournament. Hockey Club Poprad, also participated in the Višegradský Cup.