Hannover Scorpions

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Hannover Scorpions
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City Hanover, Germany
League Oberliga
Founded 1975
Home arena Eishalle Langenhagen
Colors Red, White, Black
              
Owner(s) Günter Papenburg
Head coach Leonard Soccio
Website HannoverScorpions.de
Franchise history
1975–1996 ESC Wedemark
1996–1997 Wedemark Scorpions
1997–present Hannover Scorpions

The Hannover Scorpions are a professional ice hockey team, which plays in the Oberliga, Germany's third tier ice hockey league. They previously played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga from 1996 to 2013.

History[edit]

Founded in 1975 as ESC Wedemark, the team was renamed Wedemark Scorpions in their first DEL season in 1996 after the rock band Scorpions, who also call Hanover, Lower Saxony their home. The next season, the Scorpions relocated to Hannover and began playing their home games at the TUI Arena in 2000.

Despite playing in the region's top venue, as well as enjoying sizeable corporate and political support, the team has struggled to generate sustained interest in Hannover.

Before relocating there in 1997, the Scorpions played their home games in Mellendorf, a small town located 20 km north in Wedemark township. They were actually considered rivals of Hannover. Thus, many local fans resent their longtime foe taking over the Hannover market at the expense of the city's historic hockey team, the less-favored Indians, and still refuse to support the Scorpions.[citation needed]

With the club stricken by financial problems at the conclusion of the 2012–13 season, the Scorpions were forced to sell their DEL license to 2nd Bundesliga club the Schwenningen Wild Wings on June 14, 2013.[1] The Scorpions were then placed in the Oberliga, Germany's third tier league, due to the hiatus of the 2nd Bundesliga for the 2013–14 season.

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

  • DEL Championship (1): 2010
  • Champion 1.League (1): 1996
  • Oberliga Nord Champion (1): 1994
  • Regionalliga Nord Champion (2): 1977, 1991

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated May 21, 2013.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
3 Germany Daschner, StephanStephan Daschner D R 25 2011 Ingolstadt, Germany
45 Germany Englbrecht, MaxMax Englbrecht G L 23 2012 Landshut, Germany
14 Slovakia Hlinka, MartinMartin Hlinka LW L 37 2006 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
25 Germany Janzen, AlexanderAlexander Janzen LW L 28 2012 Yarovoe, Russian SFSR
18 Germany Janzen, SergejSergej Janzen RW L 27 2012 Yarovoe, Russian SFSR
17 Latvia Jass, MarisMaris Jass D L 29 2012 Daugavpils, Latvian SSR
11 Canada King, ScottScott King C R 37 2011 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
26 Germany Krüger, MarvinMarvin Krüger LW R 24 2011 Berlin, Germany
75 Germany Morczinietz, AndreasAndreas Morczinietz RW L 36 2011 Wolfratshausen, Germany
32 Germany Pätzold, DimitriDimitri Pätzold G L 31 2011 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR
22 Canada Regan, EricEric Regan D R 26 2011 Whitby, Ontario, Canada
24 Germany Richter, TimTim Richter RW L 25 2012 Hamburg, Germany
71 Germany Sulkovsky, DavidDavid Sulkovsky LW L 36 2011 Freiburg, Germany
74 Russia Ternavski, ArtemArtem Ternavski D L 31 2012 Magnitogorsk, Russian SFSR
16 Canada Thomson, RobinRobin Thomson D L 25 2010 Hannover, Germany


Honored members[edit]

Season records[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tie OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Rank Playoffs
1996–97 48 12 35 1 3 - 28 150 231 14 Saved in Relegation
1997–98 44 22 14 6 2 - 52 160 142 7 Lost in Quarterfinals
1998–99 52 18 25 3 6 - 66 175 195 11 No Playoffs
1999–00 56 27 26 0 3 - 78 188 195 9 Saved in Relegation
2000–01 60 32 22 0 6 - 99 203 182 7 Lost in Semifinals
2001–02 60 25 28 0 7 - 78 180 201 10 No Playoffs
2002–03 52 23 24 5 0 - 69 142 150 10 No Playoffs
2003–04 52 15 32 0 5 - 48 127 175 13 Saved in Relegation
2004–05 52 21 28 0 3 - 60 133 175 12 No Playoffs
2005–06 52 28 17 - 0 7 84 158 150 7 Lost in Semifinals
2006–07 52 26 17 - 4 5 84 162 157 6 Lost in Quarterfinals
2007–08 56 27 17 - 3 9 86 171 171 8 Lost in Preliminary Finals
2008–09 52 33 14 - 3 2 101 173 151 2 Lost in Semifinals
2009–10 56 28 14 - 4 10 94 169 177 4 Champions
2010–11 52 26 21 - 4 1 81 154 160 5 Lost in Quarterfinals
2011–12 52 18 31 - 2 1 51 119 161 14 No Playoffs
2012–13 52 24 25 - 2 1 72 124 148 11 No Playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DEL club allow Scorpions license move to Schwenningen" (in German). Hannover Scorpions. 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Hannover Scorpions - Team" (in German). www.hannoverscorpions.de. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 

External links[edit]