Vodnik Arkhangelsk

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Vodnik
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City Arkhangelsk, Russia
League Russian Bandy Super League
Founded 1925; 93 years ago (1925)
Home arena Trud Stadium
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Vodnik plays at Trud
Member pin of the VSS Vodnik, of which the club used to be a part.

Vodnik (Russian: Водник) is a bandy club from Arkhangelsk in Russia. Vodnik was founded in 1925 and in the mid-1990s it became a major team in both Russian and international bandy. During the existence of the Soviet Union the club was a part of the Voluntary Sports Societies of the USSR Vodnik.

Vodnik became Russian champions in 1996 to begin a run of nine national championships in ten seasons, missing out only in season 2000–01 when Yenisey won after scoring the winning goal against them in the last minute. In the Bandy World Cup, Vodnik was the runner-up in 2002 after Swedish Sandvikens AIK, but won the tournament in 2003 and 2004. The team also won the European Cup in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

For the 2005–06 season almost all players left for Dynamo Moscow, when that club had qualified for the highest division again after a few seasons in the second tier.

In the last game of the regular 2016–17 Russian Bandy Super League season Vodnik played against Baykal-Energiya. The loss apparently would make Vodnik facing a weaker team in the playoffs, therefore the team started to score own goals. Baykal-Energiya joined, apparently for fun. Vodnik won 11-9, with all goals scored in the game being own goals. The two teams are facing sanctions from the Russian Bandy Federation.[1]

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Vodnik's second team Vodnik-2 plays in the Russian Bandy Supreme League, the second tier of Russian bandy.[3]

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