Hoki Sport Club Csíkszereda pulled off a stunning come from behind victory after surrendering a 3-0 lead early to Corona Brasov in the game, only to come back and win 6-4 in the fifth and deciding game of the Romanian Hockey League championships.
Also a silver medalist of MOL Liga, the seven team league with clubs in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, this is the seventh straight championship for the Romanian squad.
The team entered the Romanian league championships in 1933, but due to the lack of financial and infrastructural background they could not compete with Bucharest clubs. In addition, during the mid-1930s more and more talented players left the club to join league the rivals HC Brâila and Telefon Club, which later became the national champion. After the Second Vienna Award in 1940,the team entered the Hungarian league, where the skating rink of Csíkszereda was modernized and it hosted the national championship in 1943–44. Following the World War II the Second Vienna Award was cancelled and the area fell under Romanian administration again.
The club’s first success came in 1949, when they obtained the Romanian Hockey League title, which was followed by another 4 titles until 1963. In January 1971 the newly built ice hall was handed over. The club suffered a set-back in the coming decades and it could not win another league title until 1997. Since the later parts of the 2000’s, Csíkszereda proved to be untouchable in the domestic championships, becoming one of the most dominant teams in the MOL Liga.
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