Dornbirner EC

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Dornbirner EC
Dornbirner EC logo.png
City Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria
League Austrian National League
Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
Founded 1992
Home arena Messestadion
(Capacity: 4,270)

Black, White

Owner(s) Joe Hagn
General manager Alexander Kutzer
Head coach Dave MacQueen
Website EC Dorbirner Bulldogs
Franchise history
1992–2002 EC Dornbirn
2002–2005 EC TRENDamin Dornbirn
2005–2008 EC-TREND Dornbirn
2008– Dornbirner EC

Dornbirner "Bulldogs" EC is an ice hockey team in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria, who have played in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL), the first level of ice hockey in Austria, since 2012.[1] The club was founded in 1992 and in 2001, began play in the Austrian National League. In their 11 years in the National League, Austria's second tier league, Dornbirner celebrated two titles in 2008 and 2010.


Dornbirner EC was founded in 1992 as the successor of the club EHC Dornbirn and established itself at the beginning primarily as a training club whose various youth teams had regular successes. With the goal of playing professionally at the highest level, the club's management found through affiliated projects with various established teams professional players to help achieve the level of hockey required. In 2001, these efforts bore fruit, as the Club qualified for the first time in the second highest professional level, the Austrian National League.

The first major success of the club's history was the runner-up title in 2004, after winning the regular season, but then falling in the final to EC Salzburg 0: 3. In the 2007–08 season, Dornbirner stood again in the finals and claimed their first national league title in club history against EC Salzburg II. After a runner-up title in the season 2008-09, the Bulldogs were in the following 2009–10 season final to win the title in the National League again.

In the spring of 2012, the Dornbirner EC applied after a long planning phase and secure finances for inclusion in the Erste Bank Hockey League. The application was granted, which marked to first change in the EBEL since 2004 with the departure of the VEU Feldkirch Vorarlberg.[2]

Name sponsors[edit]

Dornbirner EC have had several sponsors, whose name has bore into the team's name in the course of its history. For a long time was the full name of the team TRENDamin EC Dornbirn Bulldogs. In 2005 this was shortened to EC-TREND Dornbirn, which remained the official name until 2008. In the 2009–10 season the team was called by its full name hagn_leone EC Dornbirn before reverting to Dornbirner EC . Dornbirner has always had an identifiable nickname in the Bulldogs, which has been used predominately.

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 23, 2015.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
13 Switzerland Achermann, OliverOliver Achermann C R 21 2014 Mauensee, Switzerland
9 Canada Arniel, JamieJamie Arniel RW R 25 2013 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
24 Canada Caruso, MichaelMichael Caruso D L 27 2015 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
4 Canada Crawford, NickNick Crawford D L 25 2014 Brampton, Ontario, Canada
15 Canada D'Alvise, ChrisChris D'Alvise C L 29 2013 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
6 Canada D'Aversa, JonathanJonathan D'Aversa D R 29 2012 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
52 Austria Duller, ChristophChristoph Duller D R 21 2015 Klagenfurt, Austria
91 Austria Grabher-Meier, MartinMartin Grabher-Meier RW L 31 2013 Lustenau, Austria
14 Canada Greentree, KyleKyle Greentree LW L 31 2015 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
92 Austria Häussle, StefanStefan Häussle F L 22 2010 Dornbirn, Austria
49 France Hardy, FlorianFlorian Hardy G L 30 2015 Nantes, France
60 Switzerland Jeitziner, AlexanderAlexander Jeitziner D L 21 2014 Herisau, Switzerland
17 Austria Kreuzer, PhilippPhilipp Kreuzer RW R 20 2015 Villach, Austria
81 Austria Lembacher, RobertRobert Lembacher D L 26 2013 Wien, Austria
26 Canada Livingston, JamesJames Livingston RW R 25 2015 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
71 Austria Macierzynski, KevinKevin Macierzynski RW L 23 2015 Feldkirch, Austria
3 United States MacKenzie, DrewDrew MacKenzie D L 26 2015 Stamford, Connecticut, United States
31 Austria Madlener, DavidDavid Madlener G L 23 2013 Feldkirch, Austria
2 Canada Magnan, OlivierOlivier Magnan D L 29 2012 Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
12 Austria Petrik, NikolasNikolas Petrik LW L 31 2012 Villach, Austria
89 Austria Putnik, PhilipPhilip Putnik RW L 23 2012 Zell am See, Austria
39 Canada Siddall, MattMatt Siddall RW R 31 2015 North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
19 Canada Sylvester, DustinDustin Sylvester C L 26 2015 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
88 Austria Waldhauser, GeorgGeorg Waldhauser D L 23 2015 Villach, Austria
8 Slovakia Zagrapan, MarekMarek Zagrapan C L 28 2015 Presov, Czechoslovakia
Head Coach Dave MacQueen
Asst. Coach Peter Sidorkiewicz
Team Doctor Dr Thomas Marte


  1. ^ "Erste Bank Eishockey Liga reaches it's 10th season". Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2012-09-03. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Dorbirn to play 1st season in EBEL". 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Dornbirner EC - Team -Roster" (in German). Dornbirner EC. 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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