The club was created as EHC Freiburg in 1984. In 2003, they became champion of the 2nd Bundesliga and earned the right to play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 2003–04 season. The organization was spun off to Die wölfe Eishockeyveranstaltungs GmbH and was renamed Wölfe Freiburg, while the other teams of the club remained at EHC Freiburg e.V.. Wölfe Freiburg finished in last place in its only DEL season and was relegated back to the 2nd Bundesliga.
Wölfe Freiburg then bounced between the 2nd Bundesliga and the Oberliga for several seasons. In 2006, Die wölfe Eishockeyveranstaltungs GmbH declared bankruptcy and Wölfe Freiburg GmbH was established the following year.
The team was relegated down to the Regionalliga, the fourth tier of ice hockey in Germany, after Wölfe Freiburg GmbH went bankrupt in the spring of 2011. For 2011–12, the team was once again dubbed as EHC Freiburg (while keeping the Wölfe emblem) and won all 21 of its regular season games, en route to the Regionalliga championship and a promotion once again to the Oberliga.