[<< wikipedia] SKIF Nizhny Novgorod
SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: СКИФ Нижний Новгород, romanized: SKIF Nizhni Novgorod; also translated as SKIF Nizhegorodskaya Region) is a Russian women’s ice hockey team based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. They compete in the Zhenskaya Hockey League (ZhHL), the premier league for women's ice hockey in Russia, where they have won the Russian Championship twelve times.
The team was founded in Moscow in 1995 under the name Luzhniki Moskova. During the period the team was based in Moscow, they were known as Luzhniki Moskova (1995–96), CSK VVS Moskova (1996–98), Viking Moskova (1998-2000), and SKIF Moskva (2000–06).
In 2006 the team moved from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod and were renamed SKIF Nizhny Novgorod. Since relocation, the team's home ice has been CEC Nagorny, which is also home to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the KHL.SKIF won the IIHF European Women's Champions Cup in 2009 and 2015.


== Team honors ==


=== Women's Hockey League ===
 Russian Champion (12): 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014
 Runners-up (5): 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011


=== IIHF European Women Champions Cup ===
 European Champion (2): 2009, 2015
 Runners-up (1): 2004
 Third Place (1): 2005


== Players and personnel ==


=== 2020–21 roster ===
As of 21 November 2020Coaching staff and team personnel

Head coach: Vladimir Golubovich
Assistant coach: Konstantin Mikhailov
Goaltending coach: Mikhail Vorobyov
Sports manager: Yelena Guslistaya
Team manager: Dmitri BeschastnovFront office

General manager: Vladimir Golubovich
Manager of Hockey Operations: Anton Kolesnikov
President: Sergei Kolotnev


=== Team captaincy history ===
Alonya Khomich, 2009–2011
Alexandra Kapustina, 2011–2015
Maria Pechnikova, 2015–2017
Anastasia Smirnova, 2017–18
Alexandra Kapustina, 2018–19
Anna Shchukina, 2019–20
Angelina Goncharenko, 2020–present


=== Head coaches ===
Georgi Yevtyukhin, 2008–09 (replaced mid-season)
Yevgeni Bobariko, 2008–09 (promoted mid-season from assistant coach)
Oleg Namestnikov, 2014 (promoted mid-season from assistant coach)–2016
Vladimir Golubovich, 2017–2019
Sergei Filin, 2019–20
Vladimir Golubovich, 2020–present


== Notable alumni ==
Years active with SKIF listed alongside player name.


=== European Women’s Cup Champion rosters ===


==== 2009 European Women's Champions ====
The SKIF Nizhny Novgorod roster that won the 2009 European Women's Champions Cup.
Goaltenders: Nadezhda Valeriyevna Alexandrova, Alyona Kropachyova
Defencemen: Jenni Hiirikoski, Alexandra Vitaliyevna Kapustina, Alyona Andreyevna Khomich, Kati Kovalainen, Viktoria Samarina, Anna Vasilyevna Shchukina, Larisa Teplygina
Forwards: Yulia Sergeevna Deulina, Yelena Guslistaya, Karoliina Rantamäki, Olga Viktorovna Semenets, Yelena Silina, Olga Petrovna Sosina, Tatiana Yurievna Sotnikova, Svetlana Sergeevna Terentieva, Svetlana Valeriyevna Tkacheva, Oksana Vitalyevna Tretyakova, Marjo Voutilainen
Head coach: Yevgeni Bobariko
Assistant Coach: Georgy Vitalyevich Evtyukhin


==== 2015 European Women's Champions ====
The SKIF Nizhny Novgorod roster that won the 2015 European Women's Champions Cup.
Goaltenders: Irina Gashennikova, Meeri Räisänen
Defencemen: Maria Bodrikova, Mira Jalosuo, Alexandra Kapustina (C) Maria Pechnikova, Anastasia Smirnova, Larisa Teplygina
Forwards: Maria Belova, Landysh Falyakhova, Yekaterina Likhachyova, Maria Nadezhdina,  Alsu Rakhimova, Karoliina Rantamäki, Olga Semenets (A), Nadezhda Shiryayeva, Yelena Silina (A), Olga Sosina, Anna Timofeyeva
Head Coach: Oleg Namestnikov
Assistant Coach(s): Alexei Kurilov


== References ==
Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at de:SKIF Nischni Nowgorod; see its history for attribution.


== External links ==
Official site (in Russian)
Team information and statistics from Eliteprospects.com, and Eurohockey.com, and Hockeyarchives.info