ERC Ingolstadt

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ERC Ingolstadt - The Panthers
ERC-Ingolstadt-Logo.png
City Ingolstadt, Germany
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Founded 1964
Home arena Saturn Arena
Colors               
General manager Jim Boni
Head coach Canada Rich Chernomaz
Website www.erc-ingolstadt.de

ERC Ingolstadt (Eishockey-und-Rollschuh club) (German pronunciation: [ aɪshɔkeː ʊnt ʁɔlʃuː klʊp]) is professional ice hockey club that plays in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Commonly known as the Panthers, they play their games at the Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt, Germany.


History[edit]

ERC Ingolstadt was promoted to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 2002 after three consecutive years of playing in the championship finals of Germany's 2nd-tier hockey league 2.Bundesliga.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Ingolstadt signed NHL players Marco Sturm, Andy McDonald, Jamie Langenbrunner, and Aaron Ward. Other well-known NHL alumni include goaltender Jimmy Waite, Yves Sarault, Patric Hornqvist, and defenseman Jason Holland.

In the 2008–09 season, the team took part in the famous Spengler Cup.

ERC Ingolstadt won its first and only DEL championship in 2014 as an overwhelming underdog entering the playoffs. After finishing in 9th place in the regular season, the Panthers knocked out the three-time defending league champions Eisbären Berlin in overtime of the final game of the playoff qualification round. In the first round of the playoffs, they shocked 2nd-seeded Krefeld Pinguine in five games and then eliminated Hamburg Freezers, who had finished the regular season in first place, in six games. In the championship final, Ingolstadt defeated Kölner Haie in seven games, with goaltender Timo Pielmeier recording a 27-save shutout in game 7.

By virtue of winning the DEL championship, ERC Ingolstadt was invited to play in the 2014–15 Champions Hockey League.

Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt, home ice of the Panthers

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

1 Deutsche Eishockey Liga Championship (1): 2014
1 2.Bundesliga Championship (1): 2001

Runners-up[edit]

2 2.Bundesliga (2): 2000, 2002


Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 16, 2014.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
33 Germany Barta, BjörnBjörn Barta C L 34 2012 Berlin, Germany
84 Germany Boucher, Jean-FrançoisJean-François Boucher RW L 28 2012 Rosemère, Quebec, Canada
Canada Brocklehurst, AaronAaron Brocklehurst D L 31 2014 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Germany Davídek, MartinMartin Davídek LW R 28 2014 Opava, Czechoslovakia
Germany Eisenhut, MarcoMarco Eisenhut G L 19 2014 Deggendorf, Germany
Germany Friesen, DustinDustin Friesen D L 31 2014 Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada
11 Germany Gawlik, ChristophChristoph Gawlik C L 27 2010 Deggendorf, Germany
39 Germany Greilinger, ThomasThomas Greilinger W R 33 2008 Deggendorf, Germany
52 Germany Hager, PatrickPatrick Hager C L 26 2012 Stuttgart, Germany
43 Canada Hahn, DerekDerek Hahn (A) C R 36 2011 Elmira, Ontario, Canada
Germany Kohl, BenediktBenedikt Kohl D R 26 2014 Berchtesgaden, Germany
55 Germany Köppchen, PatrickPatrick Köppchen D L 34 2013 Berlin, Germany
Germany Kronthaler, StephanStephan Kronthaler D L 21 2014 Landshut, Germany
15 United States Laliberte, JohnJohn Laliberte LW L 31 2012 Saco, Maine, USA
Canada MacMurchy, RyanRyan MacMurchy RW R 31 2014 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
6 Canada Periard, MichelMichel Periard D L 34 2011 St. Constant, Quebec, Canada
51 Germany Pielmeier, TimoTimo Pielmeier G L 25 2013 Deggendorf, Germany
91 Latvia Rinke-Leitans, EddyEddy Rinke-Leitans RW L 23 2013 Ebersberg, Germany
42 United States Ross, JaredJared Ross C L 32 2011 Huntsville, Alabama, USA
10 Germany Schopper, BenediktBenedikt Schopper D L 29 2013 Weiden, Germany
Germany Szwez, JeffJeff Szwez RW L 33 2014 Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada


Season records[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tie OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Rank Playoffs
2002–03 52 21 24 7 0 - 65 122 135 12 No Playoffs
2003–04 52 31 19 0 2 - 92 132 118 7 Lost in Semifinals
2004–05 52 31 18 0 3 - 91 149 139 5 Lost in Semifinals
2005–06 52 33 17 - 0 2 98 162 120 2 Lost in Quarterfinals
2006–07 52 30 16 - 2 4 94 180 146 4 Lost in Quarterfinals
2007–08 56 30 22 - 3 1 83 180 190 10 Lost in Premliminary Finals
2008–09 52 22 24 - 4 2 68 144 155 12 No Playoffs
2009–10 56 31 22 - 3 0 89 205 181 7 Lost in Semifinals
2010–11 52 28 20 - 1 3 79 153 143 6 Lost in Quarterfinals
2011–12 52 26 16 - 2 3 93 168 150 2 Lost in Semifinals
2012–13 52 21 18 - 3 2 84 161 149 6 Lost in Quarterfinals
2013–14 52 21 22 - 4 2 75 138 149 9 Champions
2014–15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ERC Ingolstadt > Team > Mannschaft" (in German). www.erc-ingolstadt.de. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 

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