Our team

Our coaches belong to the specialists in their field of work, they are people with years of experience with a training hockey players. Each coach in our team also worked as a professional player. We know that your satisfaction is largely dependent on the quality of coaches, so in our center we let work only world-class professionals.

Player's body is a racing machine that still needs tuning

Ludek Bukac

Miroslav Lažo

General manager

He played as a professional player in Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, Russia). His long experience in hockey includes this achievments: quadruple champion of Slovakia, MPV All-Star Game Czech-Slovakia in 2006, the fastest skater All Stars Game 2006th.

Peter Solmoši

Hockey coach, lecturer

He played as a professional player in first division in Slovakia. He graduated FTVŠ (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport), he holds the highest A + training license. Currently working as head coach of HC Petrzalka for men, as well as conditioning coach and trainer in HDC Slovakia (expert in Skating analysis and Sport testing).

Milan Kabát

Hockey coach

He played as a professional player in the first division leagues in Slovakia. He graduated FTVŠ and holds a training license B. is currently working as an assistant coach at HK Ružinov junior, and as a coach in HDC Slovakia (expert on Sport Testing).

Norbert Javorčik

Hockey coach

He graduated from the FTVŠ and holds the highest coaching license. Coaching career began in 1998 in HKM Zvolen. By 2008, he trained with all age categories. In HDC Europe he worked as a director since 2010. From 2012 to 2013 he served as an assistant coach in Slovakia U17. From 2013 he works as an assistant coach in Slovakia U20. In 2015 he won bronze at the World Championships in Canada.

Eugen Laczo

University professor, expert on the physiology and diag.

One of the most respected experts in the field of general and specific physical activity. He has extensive experience as a conditioning coach of Czechoslovakia and Slovakia representatives, personal trainer of representatives at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Sydney Olympics, MS, ME. He won several championships with HC Slovan Bratislava.

Slávka Vaňová

Sports psychological counseling, mental coaching

Graduated from FSEV University, Department of Applied Psychology. She attended several courses and neurofeedback work with youth players. She is dedicated to tutoring program for students in Bilingual High School and worked at consulting firm. In 2015 she got licenced in sport diagnosis method DAP.

Silvia Čupová

Manager and of the hockey center

She helped with organisation of hockey tournaments in 2009 for PMAHA in Canada. In the years 2010 - 2012 she worked in HDC Europe. In the HDC Slovakia she has worked since its establishment. She has many years of experience in administrative and also in management in hockey business in Slovakia and Canada

Miroslav Zahradný

Condition trainer

He graduated from the FTVŠ and holds a first class fitness trainer qualifications, as well as other Approvals (sports physiotherapy, Propriomed - neuro-orthopedic stabilization training, Red Cord Concept, Kinesio Taping, SM System, Functional training). As conditioning coach works with different kinds of sports, while main focus is on hockey and tennis.

Andrej Foltýn


Is former athlete. Graduated from SMU in Bratislava (Slovak Medical University), he has made his attestation about developmental kinesiology and sports. He opened a private clinic, which deals with the diagnosis and rehabilitation of people with the condition the musculoskeletal system, and also offers treatment for athletes after injuries and compensation overload.

Peter Kopecky

Hockey coach

He played as a professional player in the club HC Slovan Bratislava and HC Topolcany, still playes in an International University League EUHL, team Paneuropa Kings. He represented Slovakia at the Universiade in Spain 2015. Now he is a student of Master grade FTVS UK, section Coaching of ice hockey.

Richard Pinka

Hockey coach

He played as a professional player in clubs in Czech Republic, Russia, Austria and Sweden. And ff course in Slovakia, where he won the title of Champion of Slovakia for HC 07 Detva. He started his career in the youth categories of Slovak National Team.

Bc. Natália Flaugnatti


She finished her bachelors at FTVS UK, section Sport management. Now she continues her studies in this faculty on marketing department. In the center Natalia is responsible for all administrative issues.

Jan Pozor


Jan is former football player. He graduated from FTVS UK in Bratislava section recovery. He is specialist in diagnostics of the lower limbs and the solution of its problems.

Ing. Michal Sabo

Executive director

He graduated at the Department of Foreign Trade and International Trade Management at the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Economics in Bratislava. Holder of the several certificates e.g. Junior Solution Expert in the Talentway Innovative Management programme, INESS Austrian Economics or Google Digital Garage. In HDC Slovakia, he is in charge in particular of executive management of the hockey center operation as well as management of online marketing services.

Erik Weissmann

Hockey Coach

He played on professional level in Europe and Asia (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, Belarus, Kazachstan) Among his the most significant achievements belong: Champion of Slovakia, Champion of Czech Republic, MOL League Champion, Continental Cup Champion, MVP All-Stars Game Czech Republic – Slovakia 2005/2006, Fastest player All-Stars Game 2005.