EHC Black Wings Linz

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EHC Liwest Black Wings Linz
City Linz, Upper Austria, Austria
League Austrian National League
Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
Founded 1992
Home arena Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz
(Capacity: 4,860)

Black, Petrol, Orange

Owner(s) Ing Peter Freunschlag
General manager Christian Perthaler
Head coach Rob Daum
Captain Philipp Lukas
Website EHC Black Wings Linz
Franchise history
1992–2005 EHC Black Wings Linz
2005– EHC Liwest Black Wings Linz
Austrian Champions 2 (2003, 2012)

The EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz are a member of the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. They play their home games in Linz, Austria at the Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz.


EHC Black Wings Linz was founded in 1992. After several years in the Austrian minor leagues 2000 the Black Wings started in the highest league Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. In their inaugural season in 2000–01 the Black Wings reached third place in the regular season before suffering elimination in the playoffs. The season 2001–02 they just lost the finals and finished the season as vice champion. In only their third season, in 2002–03, the Black Wings won the Austrian championship, their first.

After the EHC Black Wings Linz went bankrupt in 2005 they were re-established as EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz through sponse LIWEST. Since under the new ownership the Black Wings have had their best result to date in the championship in season 2006–07 as they became vice champion once more. One year later the Black Wings unexpectedly won the regular season but failed in the playoffs.

In 2012 the Black Wings defeated EC KAC in five games to claim their second EBEL championship in franchise history.[1]


Current roster[edit]

Updated August 22, 2016.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
41 Austria Altmann, MarioMario Altmann D L 30 2015 Vienna, Austria
19 Canada Broda, JoelJoel Broda C L 27 2016 Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
6 Canada D'Aversa, JonathanJonathan D'Aversa D R 30 2016 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
88 Canada DaSilva, DanDan DaSilva RW R 31 2015 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
10 Canada Dorion, Marc-AndréMarc-André Dorion D R 29 2012 St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada
27 Austria Fechtig, BernhardBernhard Fechtig D L 24 2012 Dornbirn, Austria
14 Austria Franz, DavidDavid Franz F R 24 2008 Vienna, Austria
66 Austria Gaffl, StefanStefan Gaffl F R 20 2011 Dornbirn, Austria
26 Canada Hisey, RobRob Hisey C L 32 2011 Oakville, Ontario, Canada
23 Austria Hofer, FabioFabio Hofer C R 26 2014 Lustenau, Austria
31 Austria Janny, FlorianFlorian Janny G L 22 2015 Linz, Austria
18 Austria Kirchschläger, ErikErik Kirchschläger D L 20 2013 Linz, Austria
9 Austria Lebler, BrianBrian Lebler RW L 28 2016 Klagenfurt, Austria
24 Canada Loik, CurtisCurtis Loik RW L 23 2016 North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
21 Austria Lukas, PhilippPhilipp Lukas (C) RW R 37 2000 Vienna, Austria
55 Austria Lukas, RobertRobert Lukas D L 38 2008 Vienna, Austria
11 Austria Mayrhauser, NiklasNiklas Mayrhauser D R 23 2014 Linz, Austria
15 Canada McLean, BrettBrett McLean C L 38 2015 Comox, British Columbia, Canada
72 Austria Moderer, KevinKevin Moderer C L 26 2015 Graz, Austria
74 Austria Oberkofler, DanielDaniel Oberkofler F L 28 2007 Graz, Austria
29 Canada Ouzas, MichaelMichael Ouzas G R 31 2013 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
7 Canada Palin, BrettBrett Palin D R 32 2015 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
58 Canada Piché, SébastienSébastien Piché D L 28 2014 La Sarre, Quebec, Canada
22 Canada Schofield, RickRick Schofield C L 29 2016 Pickering, Ontario, Canada
61 Austria Spannring, PatrickPatrick Spannring LW R 26 2011 Linz, Austria
Head Coach Rob Daum
Asst. Coach Mark Szücs
Team Doctor Dr Radosav Djukic

Team records[edit]

Single season[edit]

Goals: 32 Austria Mark Szücs (2002–03)
Assists: 46 Canada Rob Shearer (2006–07)
Points: 72 Rob Shearer (2006–07)
Penalty Minutes: 151 Canada Reid Simonton (2003–04)


Career Goals: 146 Austria Mark Szücs
Career Assists: 267 Austria Philipp Lukas
Career Points: 410 Philipp Lukas
Career Penalty Minutes: 757 Philipp Lukas
Career Games: 619 Philipp Lukas

History of coaches[edit]

Season Nationality Head Coach Comments
2001–2004 Czech Republic Stanislav Barda Champion 2003
2004–2006 Austria Kurt Harand Dismissal in February
2006 Canada Mike Zettel February to end of season
2006 Canada Bill Stewart Withdrawal of contract in November
2007–2009 Italy Jim Boni 2 x Semifinals
2009–2011 Canada Kim Collins
2011– Canada Rob Daum Champion 2012

Arena data[edit]

The home arena of the Black Wings is the Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz. It was built in 1986 and was renovated at least two times since that. In 2014 a new stand has been added, increasing its capacity to 4,863 people.

Average of attendances[edit]

  • 2003–04: 3,712 visitors per home game
  • 2004–05: 3,068 visitors per home game
  • 2005–06: 3,125 visitors per home game
  • 2006–07: 2,707 visitors per home game
  • 2007–08: 2,615 visitors per home game
  • 2008–09: 2,584 visitors per home game
  • 2009–10: 2,676 visitors per home game


The Black Wings have three official fanclubs: Overtime, Powerplay Enns and bully:absolut. In 2007 they consolidated and founded the head club Wings United what makes it easier to organize trips to away games and several events.


  1. ^ "Linz beat KAC, secure title". Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  2. ^ "EHC Black Wings Linz - Team -Roster". EHC Black Wings Linz. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 

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