|2014–15 NLA season|
|League||National League A|
|Home arena||Eisstadion Biel|
|General manager||Daniel Villard|
|Head coach||Kevin Schläpfer|
|1947–48||EHC Tornado Biel|
EHC Biel is a professional ice hockey club based in the bilingual city of Biel/Bienne, Switzerland and plays in the National League A. Since the city of Biel is completely bilingual, alongside the German name EHC Biel (Abbr: EHCB) the team also has a French name called HC Bienne (Abbr: HCB). The team plays it's games in a stadium called Eisstadion Biel, which is primarily used for ice hockey. The stadium holds 6,200 people. The Eisstadion will be replaced by a new multifunction arena in 2015.
EHC Biel played in lower Swiss Ice Hockey Leagues until they got promoted in the second-tier National League B in 1960. In 1975 EHC Biel won the National League B-title and got promoted in the highest Swiss league, the National League A. During the 20 years between 1975 and 1995 the club won three national championships in 1978, 1981 and 1983 under three different coaches (František Vanek, Ed Reigle, Kent Ruhnke). After the relegation in 1995 EHC Biel had to wait 13 years until their return in NLA. After three consecutive championship victories in the second-tier National League B, EHC Biel was reinstated into the NLA, winning the promotion/relegation best of 7 series against EHC Basel 4-0 in 2008.
Updated August 11, 2014.
Hall of Fame
Jean-Jacques Aeschlimann, Olivier Anken, Mauro Beccarelli, Gaetan Boucher, Gino Cavallini, Chris Chelios, Gilles Dubois, Daniel Dubuis, Normand Dupont, Heinz Ehlers, Rico Fata, Pierre-Alain Flotiront, René Furler, Paul Gagné, Gaston Gingras, Richmond Gosselin, Shawn Heaphy, Barry Jenkins, Ramil Juldashew, Willy Kohler, Jakob Kölliker, Francis Lardon, Steve Latinovitch, Marc Leuenberger, Bob Lindberg, Kevin Lötscher, Urs Lott, Serge Martel, Serge Meyer, Cyrill Pasche, Guido Pfosi, Daniel "Dan" Poulin, Jörg Reber, Michel Riesen, Valeri Schirjajew, Kevin Schläpfer, Björn Schneider, Sven Schmid, Jiri Slegr, Laurent Stehlin, Martin Steinegger, Alexandre Tremblay, Marko Tuomainen, Claude Vilgrain, Marco Wegmüller, Daniel Widmer, Bernhard Wist, Aldo Zenhäusern, Tyler Seguin, Patrick Kane
- "Erste Mannschaft NLA - Kaderliste" (in German). www.ehcb.ch. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to EHC Biel.|
- (German), (French) EHC Biel official website
- (German) Website Fanclub Fire-Lords
- (German) Website Fanclub Seeschwalbe
- (French) Website Fanclub Red Youngs 05
- (German) Website A2 Supporter Club EHC Biel
- (French) Blog "Fan du HC Bienne"
- (English)