EHC Black Wings Linz

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EHC Liwest Black Wings Linz
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City Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
League Austrian National League
1997–2000
Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
2000–
Founded 1992
Home arena Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz
(Capacity: 3,800)
Colors

Black, Petrol, Orange

              
Owner(s) Ing Peter Freunschlag
General manager Christian Perthaler
Head coach Rob Daum
Captain Philipp Lukas
Website EHC Black Wings Linz
Franchise history
1992–2005 EHC Black Wings Linz
2005– EHC Liwest Black Wings Linz
Championships
Austrian Champions 2 (2003, 2012)

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.

History[edit]

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 Black Wings defeated EC KAC in five games to claim their second EBEL championship in franchise history.[1]

Honours[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 13, 2014.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
79 Austria Baumgartner, GregorGregor Baumgartner RW L 35 2006 Kapfenberg, Austria
92 Austria Dechel, ThomasThomas Dechel G L 22 2013 Wien, Austria
10 Canada Dorion, Marc-AndréMarc-André Dorion D R 27 2012 St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada
27 Austria Fechtig, BernhardBernhard Fechtig D L 21 2012 Dornbirn, Austria
14 Austria Franz, DavidDavid Franz F R 22 2008 Vienna, Austria
66 Austria Gaffl, StefanStefan Gaffl F R 18 2011 Dornbirn, Austria
26 Canada Hisey, RobRob Hisey C L 30 2011 Oakville, Ontario, Canada
23 Austria Hofer, FabioFabio Hofer C R 23 2014 Lustenau, Austria
15 Austria Iberer, MatthiasMatthias Iberer RW L 29 2013 Graz, Austria
18 Austria Kirchschläger, ErikErik Kirchschläger D L 18 2013 Linz, Austria
19 Canada Kozek, AndrewAndrew Kozek LW L 28 2013 Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
7 Austria Lebler, BrianBrian Lebler RW L 26 2011 Klagenfurt, Austria
21 Austria Lukas, PhilippPhilipp Lukas (C) RW R 35 2000 Vienna, Austria
55 Austria Lukas, RobertRobert Lukas D L 36 2008 Vienna, Austria
5 Canada MacDonald, FranklinFranklin MacDonald D L 29 2009 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
17 Austria Macierzynski, KevinKevin Macierzynski RW L 22 2012 Vienna, Austria
11 Austria Mayrhauser, NiklasNiklas Mayrhauser D R 21 2014 Linz, Austria
4 Austria Mitterdorfer, DanielDaniel Mitterdorfer D L 25 2011 Rum, Austria
20 Canada Moran, BradBrad Moran C L 35 2013 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
41 Canada Murphy, CurtisCurtis Murphy D R 39 2011 Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, Canada
74 Austria Oberkofler, DanielDaniel Oberkofler F L 26 2007 Graz, Austria
29 Canada Ouzas, MichaelMichael Ouzas G R 29 2013 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
94 Austria Pastl, DanielDaniel Pastl RW R 20 2013 Linz, Austria
58 Canada Piché, SébastienSébastien Piché D L 26 2014 La Sarre, Quebec, Canada
12 United States Rau, ChadChad Rau C R 27 2014 Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
61 Austria Spannring, PatrickPatrick Spannring LW R 24 2011 Linz, Austria
9 Canada Ulmer, JasonJason Ulmer C R 36 2013 Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada
Staff
Title STAFF MEMBER
Head Coach Rob Daum
Asst. Coach Mark Szücs
Team Doctor Dr Radosav Djukic

Team records[edit]

Single season[edit]

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

Career[edit]

Career Goals: 146 Austria Mark Szücs
Career Assists: 267 Austria Philipp Lukas
Career Points: 410 Philipp Lukas
Career Penalty Minutes: 757 Philipp Lukas
Career Games: 619 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]

  • 2003–04: 3,712 visitors per home game
  • 2004–05: 3,068 visitors per home game
  • 2005–06: 3,125 visitors per home game
  • 2006–07: 2,707 visitors per home game
  • 2007–08: 2,615 visitors per home game
  • 2008–09: 2,584 visitors per home game
  • 2009–10: 2,676 visitors per home game

Fanclubs[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linz beat KAC, secure title". Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  2. ^ "EHC Black Wings Linz - Team -Roster". EHC Black Wings Linz. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 

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