ERC Ingolstadt

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ERC Ingolstadt - The Panthers
ERC-Ingolstadt-Logo.png
City Ingolstadt, Germany
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Founded 1964
Home arena Saturn Arena
Colors               
General manager Larry Mitchell
Head coach Doug Shedden
Website erc-ingolstadt.de

ERC Ingolstadt (Eishockey-und-Rollschuh club) (German pronunciation: [ aɪshɔkeː ʊnt ʁɔlʃuː klʊp]) is a German professional ice hockey club that plays in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Commonly known as the Panthers, the team plays its home games at the Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt.

History[edit]

ERC Ingolstadt was promoted to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 2002 after three consecutive years of playing in the championship finals of Germany's second-tier hockey league, the 2.Bundesliga.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Ingolstadt signed National Hockey League (NHL) players Marco Sturm, Andy McDonald, Jamie Langenbrunner and Aaron Ward. Other well-known NHL alumni include goaltender Jimmy Waite, Yves Sarault, Patric Hörnqvist and Jason Holland.

In the 2008–09 season, the team took part in the famous Spengler Cup.

ERC Ingolstadt won its first and only DEL championship in 2014 as an overwhelming underdog entering the playoffs. After finishing in ninth place in the regular season, the Panthers knocked out the three-time defending league champions Eisbären Berlin in overtime of the final game of the playoff qualification round. In the first round of the playoffs, the team of head coach Niklas Sundblad then shocked second-seeded Krefeld Pinguine in five games and then eliminated Hamburg Freezers, who had finished the regular season in first place, in six games. In the championship final, Ingolstadt defeated Kölner Haie in seven games, with goaltender Timo Pielmeier recording a 27-save shutout in Game 7.

By virtue of winning the DEL championship, ERC Ingolstadt was invited to play in the 2014–15 Champions Hockey League.

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 22, 2018.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
91 Germany Laurin Braun RW L 27 2017 Lampertheim, Germany
12 United States Patrick Cannone C R 32 2018 Bayport, New York, United States
13 United States Mike Collins LW L 28 2017 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
9 United States Jerry D'Amigo RW L 27 2018 Binghamton, New York, United States
23 Canada Maury Edwards D R 31 2018 Rocky Rapids, Alberta, Canada
61 Germany David Elsner RW R 26 2015 Landshut, Germany
14 Germany Dustin Friesen (A) D L 35 2014 Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada
Canada Ryan Garbutt LW L 33 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
39 Germany Thomas Greilinger W R 37 2008 Deggendorf, Germany
7 Canada Colton Jobke D L 26 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
19 United States Tyler Kelleher RW R 23 2018 Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
34 Germany Benedikt Kohl D R 30 2014 Berchtesgaden, Germany
10 Finland Ville Koistinen D L 36 2018 Oulu, Finland
16 United States Brett Olson C R 31 2017 Duluth, Minnesota, United States
40 Germany Darin Olver (A) C L 33 2017 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
51 Germany Timo Pielmeier G L 29 2013 Deggendorf, Germany
47 Italy Joachim Ramoser LW L 23 2017 Bolzano, Italy
32 Germany Jochen Reimer G L 33 2017 Mindelheim, Germany
22 Finland Vili Sopanen RW R 30 2018 Valkeala, Finland
37 Germany Sean Sullivan D L 34 2017 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
17 Czech Republic Petr Tatícek RW/C L 35 2014 Rakovník, Czechoslovakia
5 Germany Fabio Wagner D L 23 2014 Landshut, Germany
33 Germany Tim Wohlgemuth C L 19 2018 Landsberg am Lech, Germany


Season records[edit]

Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt, home ice of the Panthers.
Season Games Won Lost Tie OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Rank Playoffs
2002–03 52 21 24 7 0 - 65 122 135 12 No Playoffs
2003–04 52 31 19 0 2 - 92 132 118 7 Lost in Semifinals
2004–05 52 31 18 0 3 - 91 149 139 5 Lost in Semifinals
2005–06 52 33 17 - 0 2 98 162 120 2 Lost in Quarterfinals
2006–07 52 30 16 - 2 4 94 180 146 4 Lost in Quarterfinals
2007–08 56 30 22 - 3 1 83 180 190 10 Lost in Premliminary Finals
2008–09 52 22 24 - 4 2 68 144 155 12 No Playoffs
2009–10 56 31 22 - 3 0 89 205 181 7 Lost in Semifinals
2010–11 52 28 20 - 1 3 79 153 143 6 Lost in Quarterfinals
2011–12 52 26 16 - 2 3 93 168 150 2 Lost in Semifinals
2012–13 52 21 18 - 3 2 84 161 149 6 Lost in Quarterfinals
2013–14 52 21 22 - 4 2 75 138 149 9 Champions
2014–15 52 29 17 - 3 2 94 182 152 3 Lost in Final
2015–16 52 23 22 - 4 3 76 155 161 8 Lost in premliminary playoffs
2016–17 52 24 22 - 2 4 76 159 157 7 Lost in premliminary playoffs
2017–18 52 20 19 - 3 2 79 147 137 4 Lost in Quarterfinals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ERC Ingolstadt > Team > Mannschaft" (in German). www.erc-ingolstadt.de. 2016-07-16. Retrieved 2016-07-16.

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