Dornbirner EC

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Dornbirn Bulldogs
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
2008–2017 Dornbirner EC
2017– Dornbirn Bulldogs

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, Dornbirn 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, Dornbirn 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. Dornbirn has always had an identifiable nickname in the Bulldogs, which has been used predominately.

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 13, 2016.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
13 Switzerland Oliver Achermann C R 24 2014 Mauensee, Switzerland
9 Canada Jamie Arniel RW R 28 2013 Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Austria Daniel Ban RW L 24 2016 Klagenfurt, Austria
24 Canada Michael Caruso D L 30 2015 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
4 Canada Nick Crawford D L 28 2014 Brampton, Ontario, Canada
15 Canada Chris D'Alvise C L 32 2013 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
91 Austria Martin Grabher-Meier RW L 34 2013 Lustenau, Austria
92 Austria Stefan Häussle F L 25 2010 Dornbirn, Austria
49 France Florian Hardy G L 33 2015 Nantes, France
Austria Mark Kompain D R 22 2016 Villach, Austria
26 Canada James Livingston RW R 28 2015 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
71 Austria Kevin Macierzynski RW L 26 2015 Feldkirch, Austria
3 United States Drew MacKenzie D L 29 2015 Stamford, Connecticut, United States
2 Canada Olivier Magnan D L 32 2012 Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
12 Austria Nikolas Petrik LW L 34 2012 Villach, Austria
Canada Charles Sarault C L 26 2016 Fournier, Ontario, Canada
39 Canada Matt Siddall RW R 33 2015 North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Austria Philip Siutz D L 24 2016 Villach, Austria
Austria Thomas Stroj G R 22 2016 Villach, Austria
Canada Cody Sylvester LW L 26 2016 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
19 Canada Dustin Sylvester C L 29 2015 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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. 3 September 2012. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. 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. 2016-07-10. Retrieved 2016-07-10. 

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