EHC Black Wings Linz

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EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz

1992 as EHC Black Wings Linz

2005 as EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz
Based in Linz, Austria
Arena Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz
(capacity: 3,800)
League Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
Team colors               
GM Austria Christian Perthaler
Head coach Canada Rob Daum
Captain Austria Philipp Lukas
Website EHC Black Wings Linz

The EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz are a member of the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. They play their home games in Linz, Austria at the Keine Sorgen Eisarena 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.


Current roster[edit]

Updated June 22, 2013.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
79 Austria Baumgartner, GregorGregor Baumgartner RW L 34 2006 Kapfenberg, Austria
10 Canada Dorion, Marc-AndréMarc-André Dorion D R 27 2012 St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada
4 Austria Fechtig, BernhardBernhard Fechtig D L 21 2012 Dornbirn, Austria
35 Austria Franz, DavidDavid Franz F R 21 2008 Vienna, Austria
11 Austria Gaffl, StefanStefan Gaffl F R 17 2011 Dornbirn, Austria
6 United States Hedlund, AndyAndy Hedlund D R 35 2012 Osseo, Minnesota, United States
33 Austria Hirn, LorenzLorenz Hirn G L 23 2008 Feldkirch, Austria
26 Canada Hisey, RobRob Hisey C L 29 2011 Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Austria Iberer, MatthiasMatthias Iberer RW L 28 2013 Graz, Austria
Canada Kozek, AndrewAndrew Kozek LW L 27 2013 Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
71 United States Leahy, PatPat Leahy (A) W R 34 2007 Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
7 Austria Lebler, BrianBrian Lebler RW L 25 2011 Klagenfurt, Austria
21 Austria Lukas, PhilippPhilipp Lukas (C) RW R 34 2000 Vienna, Austria
55 Austria Lukas, RobertRobert Lukas D L 35 2008 Vienna, Austria
5 Canada MacDonald, FranklinFranklin MacDonald D L 29 2009 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
17 Austria Macierzynski, KevinKevin Macierzynski RW L 21 2012 Vienna, Austria
8 Austria Mayr, MichaelMichael Mayr D L 29 2000 Linz, Austria
4 Austria Mitterdorfer, DanielDaniel Mitterdorfer D L 24 2011 Rum, Austria
Canada Moran, BradBrad Moran C L 35 2013 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
41 Canada Murphy, CurtisCurtis Murphy D R 38 2011 Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Germany Müller, MathiasMathias Müller D R 21 2013 Füssen, Germany
74 Austria Oberkofler, DanielDaniel Oberkofler F L 25 2007 Graz, Austria
Canada Ouzas, MichaelMichael Ouzas G R 28 2013 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Austria Pastl, DanielDaniel Pastl RW R 19 2013 Linz, Austria
44 Austria Scholz, FabianFabian Scholz D L 24 2010 Zell am See, Austria
61 Austria Spannring, PatrickPatrick Spannring LW R 23 2011 Linz, Austria
Canada Ulmer, JasonJason Ulmer C R 35 2013 Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada
Position Nationality Name
Head Coach Canada Rob Daum
Assistant Coach Austria Mark Szücs

Team records[edit]

Single season[edit]

Goals: 32 Austria Mark Szücs (2002–03)
Assists: 46 Canada Rob Shearer (2006–07)
Points: 72 Canada Rob Shearer (2006–07)
Penalty Minutes: 151 Canada Reid Simonton (2003–04)


Career Goals: 146 Austria Mark Szücs
Career Assists: 214 Austria Philipp Lukas
Career Points: 344 Austria Philipp Lukas
Career Penalty Minutes: 575 Austria Philipp Lukas
Career Games: 436 Austria Philipp Lukas

History of coaches[edit]

Season Nationality Head Coach Comments
2001–2004 Czech Republic Stanislav Barda Champion 2003
2004–2006 Austria Kurt Harand Dismissal in February
2006 Canada Mike Zettel February to end of season
2006 Canada Bill Stewart Withdrawal of contract in November
2007–2009 Italy Jim Boni 2 x Semifinals
2009–2011 Canada Kim Collins
2011– Canada Rob Daum Champion 2012

Arena data[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ "EHC Black Wings Linz - Team -Roster". EHC Black Wings Linz. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 

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