EHC Black Wings Linz
1992 as EHC Black Wings Linz
|Based in||Linz, Austria|
|Arena||Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz
|League||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|Head coach||Rob Daum|
|Website||EHC Black Wings Linz|
EHC Black Wings Linz was founded in 1992. After several years in the Austrian minor leagues 2000 the Black Wings started in the highest league Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. In their inaugural season in 2000–01 the Black Wings reached third place in the regular season before suffering elimination in the playoffs. The season 2001–02 they just lost the finals and finished the season as vice champion. In only their third season, in 2002–03, the Black Wings won the Austrian championship, their first.
After the EHC Black Wings Linz went bankrupt in 2005 they were re-established as EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz through sponse LIWEST. Since under the new ownership the Black Wings have had their best result to date in the championship in season 2006–07 as they became vice champion once more. One year later the Black Wings unexpectedly won the regular season but failed in the playoffs.
In 2012 the team defeated EC KAC (Klagenfurt) in five games to take the league championship.
- Erste Bank Eishockey Liga:
- Winners (2) : 2003, 2012
Updated June 22, 2013.
|Head Coach||Rob Daum|
|Assistant Coach||Mark Szücs|
- Goals: 32 Mark Szücs (2002–03)
- Assists: 46 Rob Shearer (2006–07)
- Points: 72 Rob Shearer (2006–07)
- Penalty Minutes: 151 Reid Simonton (2003–04)
- Career Goals: 146 Mark Szücs
- Career Assists: 214 Philipp Lukas
- Career Points: 344 Philipp Lukas
- Career Penalty Minutes: 575 Philipp Lukas
- Career Games: 436 Philipp Lukas
History of coaches
|2001–2004||Stanislav Barda||Champion 2003|
|2004–2006||Kurt Harand||Dismissal in February|
|2006||Mike Zettel||February to end of season|
|2006||Bill Stewart||Withdrawal of contract in November|
|2007–2009||Jim Boni||2 x Semifinals|
|2011–||Rob Daum||Champion 2012|
The home arena of the Black Wings is the Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz. It was built in 1986 and was renovated at least two times since that. Its capacity is about 3,500 people.
Average of attendances
- Season 2003/2004: 3.712 visitors per home game
- Season 2004/2005: 3.068 visitors per home game
- Season 2005/2006: 3.125 visitors per home game
- Season 2006/2007: 2.707 visitors per home game
- Season 2007/2008: 2.615 visitors per home game
- Season 2008/2009: 2.584 visitors per home game
- Season 2009/2010:
The Black Wings have three official fanclubs: Overtime, Powerplay Enns and bully:absolut. In 2007 they consolidated and founded the head club Wings United what makes it easier to organize trips to away games and several events.
- "EHC Black Wings Linz - Team -Roster". EHC Black Wings Linz. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
- EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz website (German)
- Hockeyarenas.net with photos
- Website of fanclub Overtime
- Website of fanclub Powerplay Enns
- Website of fanclub bully:absolut