Frankfurt Lions

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Frankfurt Lions
Frankfurt lions logo.jpg
Full name Frankfurt Lions
Founded 1959
Dissolved 2010
Based in Frankfurt
Arena Eissporthalle Frankfurt
(capacity: 6,946)
League DEL (1994–2010)
Team colors               

The Frankfurt Lions were a professional men's ice hockey club from Frankfurt, Germany that played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. The club ceased operations in 2010 due to financial difficulty.


The hockey team was founded as a section of the renowned sports club Eintracht Frankfurt in 1959. After the section split from the club on March 5, 1991, the hockey team was renamed the Frankfurter ESC "Die Löwen" (meaning the Lions). When the DEL formed in 1994, the team became known as the Frankfurt Lions.

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The Lions won the DEL championship in 2004.

Position Name
Goaltenders: Ian Gordon, Marc Dillmann
Defensemen: Peter Ratchuk, Paul Stanton, François Bouchard, Jonas Stöpfgeshoff, Mikael Magnusson, Sebastian Klenner, Markus Jocher, Daniel Peters, Michael Bresagk
Forwards: Pat Lebeau, Jesse Belanger, Jason Young, Dwayne Norris, David Gosselin, Martin Reichel, Mike Harder, Michael Hackert, David Sulkovsky, Christian Kohmann, Mark Etz, Robert Francz, Jan Hemmes

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