HC Lugano

Hockey Club Lugano
2017-18 NL season
City Lugano, Switzerland
League NL:
1999–present
NDA:
1970–1972, 1981–1999
NDB:
1963–1970, 1972–1981
Founded 1941
Home arena Cornèr Arena
Colors                    
Owner(s) Vicky Mantegazza
General manager Roland Habisreutinger
Head coach Greg Ireland
Captain Alessandro Chiesa
Website Official website
Franchise history
1941–present Hockey Club Lugano

Hockey Club Lugano, often abbreviated to HC Lugano or HCL, is a professional ice hockey club based in Lugano, Switzerland. The team competes in the National League (NL) and has won seven Swiss championships. The team is the ninth most attended team in Switzerland for the 2015-16 season with 5,783 spectators.

Pista La Resega

The Pista La Resega hockey arena in Lugano is primarily used for ice hockey and is the home arena of HC Lugano, HC Lugano Ladies Team, HC Lugano-Ceresio and HC Porza. It was built in 1995, after the demolition of the previous one, and can hold 8,000 people.

Honors

Champions

Runners-up

Players

Current roster

Updated November 6, 2015.[1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
37 Lukas Balmelli C R 24 2013 Mendrisio, Switzerland
13 Alessio Bertaggia W L 25 2014 Lugano, Switzerland
98 Damien Brunner RW R 32 2014 Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland
27 Alessandro Chiesa D R 31 2014 Zürich, Switzerland
17 Luca Fazzini W R 23 2012 Lugano, Switzerland
81 Ilari Filppula C L 36 2014 Vantaa, Finland
7 Philippe Furrer D L 33 2015 Bern, Switzerland
8 Steve Hirschi (C) D L 36 2003 Grosshöchstetten, Switzerland
15 Gregory Hofmann C L 25 2015 Neuchatel, Switzerland
16 Lorenz Kienzle D R 30 2010 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
86 Linus Klasen W L 32 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
20 Diego Kostner RW R 26 2009 Brixen, Italy
96 Clarence Kparghai D L 33 2013 Monrovia, Liberia
84 Daniel Manzato G L 34 2012 Fribourg, Switzerland
9 Tony Mårtensson (A) C L 38 2015 Märsta, Sweden
30 Elvis Merzlikins G L 24 2012 Riga, Latvia
23 Giovanni Morini C L 23 2015 Como, Italy
14 Brady Murray C L 34 2008 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
71 Fredrik Pettersson RW R 31 2013 Göteborg, Sweden
32 Sebastien Reuille RW L 37 2010 Zürich, Switzerland
70 Matteo Romanenghi LW L 23 2013 Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland
38 Raffaele Sannitz C L 35 2005 Lugano, Switzerland
29 Riccardo Sartori D L 23 2013 Lugano, Switzerland
21 Janick Steinmann C L 31 2014 Baar, Switzerland
22 Stefan Ulmer D L 27 2010 Dornbirn, Austria
3 Julien Vauclair (A) D L 38 2004 Delémont, Switzerland
91 Julian Walker C R 31 2013 Bern, Switzerland
19 Ryan Wilson D L 31 2016 Windsor, Canada

Honored members

  • 1 Alfio Molina –   Switzerland – G, 1963–83, number retired February 22, 2004.
  • 2 Sandro Bertaggia –   Switzerland – D, 1985–2003, number retired February 22, 2004.
  • 4 Pat Schafhauser –   Switzerland – D, paralyzed 1994–95, number retired February 22, 2004.
  • 33 Petteri Nummelin –  Finland – D, 2001–06 and 2008–13, number retired August 31, 2013.
  • 44 Andy Näser –   Switzerland – F, 1997–2010, number retired August 28, 2010.

All-time scoring leaders

Kind of recordRecord holderRecord
Games playedSandro Bertaggia806
Most GoalsJörg Eberle268
Most AssistsPetteri Nummelin305
Most PointsAndy Ton462
Goals/GamesMats Hallin1.25
Points/GamesKent Johansson2.17
Goals (PP)Jörg Eberle40
Goals (SH)Kent Johansson9
Goals (OT)Régis Fuchs5
Goals (GW)Jörg Eberle46
HattricksJohansson Kent12
Most Penalty MinutesSandro Bertaggia891
Coach % games/victoriesHarold Kreis80%

Season-by-season records

SeasonResult
1963/64promotion to National League B
semi-finalist in Swiss Cup
1964/655th Place in Groupe Est
quarter-finalist in Swiss Cup
1965/662nd Place in Groupe Est
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
1966/673rd Place in Groupe Est
semi-final playoff
1967/686th Place in Groupe Est
2nd Place playout stage
1968/697th Place in Groupe Est
4th Place playout stage
1969/703rd Place in Groupe Est
7th Place promotion stage
1970/71promotion to National League A
1971/722nd Place in First round
4th Place in Final round
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
1972/73relegation to National League B
1973/743rd Place in Groupe Est
2nd Place promotion stage
1974/755th Place in Groupe Est
4th Place playout stage
1975/764th Place in Groupe Est
6th Place promotion stage
1976/772nd Place in Groupe Est
4th Place promotion stage
1977/78participation in the round for promotion
8th Place
1978/79participation in the round for promotion
5th Place
1979/803rd Place in Groupe Est
1980/813rd Place in Groupe Est
1981/82return to National League A
1982/83participation in the round for the title
6th Place
1983/84participation in the round for the title
4th Place
1984/85participation in the round for the title
2nd Place
1985/861st Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
1986/871st Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
finalist in European Cup
1987/881st Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
semi-finalist in European Cup
1988/891st Place in Regular Season
final play-off
semi-finalist in European Cup
1989/901st Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
1990/912nd Place in Regular Season
final playoff
finalist in European Cup
1991/922nd Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
finalist Spengler Cup
1992/934th Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
1993/943rd Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
1994/952nd Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
1995/967th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
1996/975th Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
1997/986th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
1998/993rd Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
1999/001st Place in Regular Season
final playoff
4th Place European Hockey League
2000/011st Place in Regular Season
final playoff
Second Group Stage Continental Cup
2001/022nd Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
Second Group Stage Continental Cup
2002/034th Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
3rd Place Superfinal Continental Cup
2003/041st Place in Regular Season
final playoff
3rd Place Superfinal Continental Cup
2004/051st Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2005/062nd Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
2006/074th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
3rd Place European Champions Cup (Super Six)
2007/089th Place in Regular Season
first round playout
2008/095th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2009/108th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2010/119th Place in Regular Season
first round playout
2011/126th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2012/136th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2013/145th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2014/153rd Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
2015/165th Place in Regular Season
final playoff
finalist Spengler Cup
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
2016/177th Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
finalist Spengler Cup
Round of 16 Champions Hockey League
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
2017/18TBD

Team records

HC Lugano records in the Swiss National League A.[3]

CategoryRecordSeason
Most points in Regular Season742003/04
Most victories in Regular Season352003/04
Most shutouts in Regular Season (home+away)101999/00
Most shutouts in Regular Season (away)51999/00
Consecutive wins on Regular Season start (home+away)102003/04
Consecutive wins on Regular Season start (home)221999/00
Consecutive games without losing points on Regular Season start (home)132004/05
Consecutive games without losing points on Regular Season start (away)51985/86 and 2003/04
Consecutive wins during Regular Season (home+away)271987/88
Consecutive wins during Regular Season (home)221999/00
Consecutive wins during Regular Season (away)151987/88
Consecutive games without losing points during Regular Season (home+away)151988/89
Consecutive games without losing points during Regular Season (home)171999/00
Consecutive games without losing points during Regular Season (away)121987/88 and 2000/01
Score 4 goals on less time1' 24" (HC Lugano - HC Davos 7:1)1985/86
Most minutes without suffering goals during Regular Season248' 10" (Cristobal Huet)1999/00

HC Lugano Ladies Team

The HC Lugano Ladies Team is a semi-professional women’s ice hockey team that competes in the Swiss Women’s A League. The club was officially founded on May 22, 1990. They won the Swiss Championship on 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

In 2007, the HC Lugano Ladies Team qualified for the final round of the IIHF European Women's Champions Cup and even won the bronze medal 2010.[4]

References

  1. "HC Lugano team" (in German). www.nationalleague.ch. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  2. "HC Lugano équipe" (in French). www.nationalleague.ch. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  3. NL Record Book 2007, UK Hockey Statistik.
  4. "Hockey Opportunities > Professional Teams > Overseas > Switzerland". www.womenshockeylife.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
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