EC VSV

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EC VSV
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Full name EC Villacher SV
Nickname(s) "Die Adler" (german for "The Eagles")
Founded 1923
Based in Villach, Austria
Arena Villacher Stadthalle
(capacity: 4,800)
League Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
Team colors          
GM Giuseppe Mion
Head coach Hannu Järvenpää
Captain Gerhard Unterluggauer
Website http://www.ecvsv.at/
EC VSV in Zagreb

EC VSV are an ice hockey team in the Erste Bank Hockey League. They play their home games at Stadthalle (capacity approximately 4500 specatators) in Villach, Austria. The team colors are blue and white. Their mascot is an eagle - Villach's coat of arms represents an eagle's claw.

Honours[edit]

History[edit]

Promotion to the top division and first successes[edit]

By winning the second divisions title in the 1976/77 season the EC VSV acquired the right to ascend to Austria's highest league and stayed there eversince. Following the EC KAC the team is second oldest in this league. Although the team became last in their first season (one of the reasons why trainer Karol Havasi Last was replaced by player-coach Ryan D'Arcy by the end of the season), some of their young players, led by Leo Sivec, already showed good performance here. In their second season they took the fifth place, the main problem was the vacant coaching job, which was initially filled by Adalbert and Saint John, by the end of the season by injured Bart Crashley.

First title win[edit]

Missing the Masters three times in a row the 1980/81 season of the Austrian Hockey League finally brought the first success. Thanks to the youth training under Hermann Knoll and an increased incorporation of the young players (Sivec the oldest residents at that time was just 23 years of age) the EC VSV struggled in the regular season up to second place. The Final round against the Wiener EV could be won narrowly. The following year, however Sivec missed due to injury most of the season, and conditional problems did the rest. Both the regular season and Final round ended on a disappointing fifth.

Team[edit]

Roster of the 2012/13 season[edit]

Goaltenders
Nr. Name Date of Birth Place of Birth In Team since Last Team
38  Austria Lukas Herzog 7. Februar 1993 Zell am See, Österreich Jugend EC VSV
31  Austria Thomas Höneckl 10. Oktober 1989 Schwarzach im Pongau, Österreich 2012 EC Red Bull Salzburg
1  United States Jean-Philippe Lamoureux 20. August 1984 Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA 2012 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
Defensemen
Nr. Name Date of Birth Place of Birth In Team since Last Team
41  Austria Mario Altmann November 4, 1986 Vienna, Austria 2010 EC VSV
19  Austria Stefan Bacher July 4, 1989 Vienna, Austria Jugend EC VSV
2  Canada Brad Cole October 21, 1986 Miniota, Manitoba, Kanada 2012 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
55  Canada Scott Hotham September 19, 1984 Barrie, Ontario, Kanada 2012 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
32  Austria Christian Ofner September 20, 1993 Villach, Austria Jugend EC VSV
6  Austria Gerhard Unterluggauer August 15, 1976 Villach, Austria 2009 EC VSV
33  Austria Andreas Wiedergut April 19, 1988 Villach, Austria 2010 EC VSV
Forwards
Nr. Name Date of Birth Place of Birth In Team since Last Team
10  United States Derek Damon C November 12, 1980 Bangor, Maine, USA 2010 EC VSV
28  Austria Marius Göhringer October 24, 1992 Villach, Austria Jugend EC VSV
91  Austria Nikolaus Hartl RW December 18, 1991 Zell am See, Austria 2011 EC VSV
72  Canada John Hughes C January 6, 1988 Whitby, Ontario, Kanada 2012 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
16  Austria Daniel Nageler RW September 1, 1986 St. Veit an der Glan, Austria 2012 Vienna Capitals
34  Austria Markus Peintner December 17, 1980 Lustenau, Austria 2011 EC VSV
21  Austria Benjamin Petrik RW October 27, 1988 Villach, Austria Jugend EC VSV
36  Austria Marco Pewal LW September 17, 1978 Villach, Austria 2011 EC VSV
39  Austria Patrick Platzer C January 29, 1992 Villach, Austria Jugend EC VSV
82  Finland Antti Pusa RW November 7, 1988 Käppäselkä, Finland 2012 HK Jesenice
11  United States Derek Ryan C December 29, 1986 Spokane, Washington, USA 2012 Alba Volán Székesfehérvár
17  Canada Justin Taylor C January 1, 1983 Edmonton, Alberta, Kanada 2012 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
40  Austria Michael Grabner RW October 5, 1987 Villach, Austria 2012 New York Islanders

Title wins[edit]

Title winning team of the 1991/92 season
Goaltenders Gus Morschauser (CAN), Gerhard Thomasser
Defensemen Jeff Geiger, Herbert Hohenberger, Engelbert Linder, Giuseppe Mion, Emanuel Viveiros, Günther Kilzer,
Forwards Christian Dolinar, Peter Floriantschitz, Kim Issel (CAN), Manfred Mühr, Günther Lanzinger, Wolfgang Kromp, Edward Lebler Peter Raffl, Helmut Petrik, Robert Wachter, Ken Strong, Alfie Turcotte (USA), Peter Rossbacher
Trainer Bart Crashley
Title winning team of the 1992/93 season
Goaltenders Gus Morschauser (CAN), Gerhard Thomasser
Defensemen Jeff Geiger, Herbert Hohenberger, Engelbert Linder, Giuseppe Mion, Emanuel Viveiros, Gerhard Unterluggauer, Günther Kilzer
Forwards Peter Floriantschitz, Kim Issel (CAN), Manfred Mühr, Günther Lanzinger, Wolfgang Kromp, Helmut Petrik Peter Raffl, Gerald Rauchenwald, Gerald Ressmann, Ken Strong, Alfie Turcotte (USA), Andreas Köstl
Trainer Ron Kennedy
Title winning team of the 1998/99 season
Goaltenders Mike O'Neill (ice hockey) (CAN), Gerhard Thomasser
Defensemen Gordon Donnelly (CAN), Herbert Hohenberger, Engelbert Linder, Brad Schlegel (CAN), Tom Searle, Gerhard Unterluggauer,
Forwards Chris Baxter (CAN), Gino Cavallini (CAN), Roland Kowalczyk, Günther Lanzinger, Wolfgang Kromp, Eric Murano (CAN), Marty Murray (CAN), Marco Pewal, Martin Pewal, Ray Podloski, Andreas Pusnik, Jean-Yves Roy (CAN), Kent Salfi, Roland Schurian
Trainer Ron Kennedy
Title winning team of the 2001/2002 season
Goaltenders Gert Prohaska, Markus Kerschbaumer
Defensemen Tom Searle, Mike Stewart, Mario Berger, Rene Wild, Robert Steinwender, Martin Oraze, Patrick Albl, Michael Mana, Stephan Hochenberger Herbert Hohenberger
Forwards Andreas Pusnik, Wolfgang Kromp, Kent Salfi, Günther Lanzinger, Roland Kaspitz, Stefan Wiedmaier, Rod Hinks (CAN), Winfried Rac, Martin Pewal, Peter Floriantschitz, Nikolas Petrik, Sandro Winkler, Philipp Pinter, Martin Leitner
Trainer Ron Kennedy
Title winning team of the 2005/2006 season
Goaltenders Gert Prohaska, Patrick Machreich
Defensemen Darrel Scoville (CAN), Mike Stewart, Paul Ullrich, David Slivnik, Alexander Neubauer, Martin Oraze, Mickey Elick (CAN), Thomas Pfeffer, Herbert Hohenberger
Forwards Thomas Raffl, Roland Kaspitz, Stefan Herzog, Daniel Nageler, Marc Brown (CAN), Nikolas Petrik, Günther Lanzinger, Daniel Gauthier (CAN), Wolfgang Kromp, Christoph Sivec, Stephané Roy (CAN, for injured Daniel Gauthier during Playoff), Markus Peintner, Markus Schlacher, Dany Bousquet (CAN), Andreas Judex
Trainer Greg Holst

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