Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod are an ice hockey club in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. They are members of the Kharlamov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League.
They used to play their home games at Konovalenko Sports Palace, named after Viktor Konovalenko - one of the most famous Soviet goalkeepers, who played for Torpedo. They now play at Trade Union Sport Palace.
The first official ice hockey tournament in Gorky (the Communist era name of Zizhny Novgorod) took place in early 1947, when the team was the winner of the first Cup of Avtozavodtsev. In the 1947–48 season, the team was in the national championships.
The 1960–61 season was the most significant in the history of Torpedo, with the team winning the Avtozavodtsev cup and the ''Soviet Sport'' Cup, reaching the final of the Cup of the Soviet Union, and finally winning the silver medal in the national championship. Torpedo was the first provincial team to place in the USSR championship in 1961. Gorkovchan's success that year is attributed, primarily, to head coach of Dmitry Boginova, who managed to create a strong and cohesive team in just a few years. Goalie Konovalenko Victor was later a two-time Olympic champion and eight-time world champion.
Twice the team fell just short of the bronze in 1982 and 1985. In the 1980s Gorky twice won the Thunderstorm Authority prize. The Torpedoes players in those years were constantly being called to different teams, with some seasons including the loss of up to ten players to other teams.
In the championships of the MHL, RHL and Russia, which have been held since the Soviet collapse, the Torpedoes have not achieved significant success, with the best year in 1995, when the team placed fourth in the playoffs of the MHL championship.
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