Frankfurt Lions

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Frankfurt Lions
Frankfurt Lions logo.png
City Frankfurt
League DEL (1994–2010)
Founded 1959
Folded 2010
Home arena Eissporthalle Frankfurt
(capacity: 6,946)
Franchise history
Frankfurt Lions

The Frankfurt Lions were a German professional men's ice hockey club from Frankfurt, Germany that played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. The club ceased operations in 2010 due to financial difficulty.


The hockey team was founded as a section of the renowned sports club Eintracht Frankfurt in 1959. After the section split from the club on March 5, 1991, the hockey team was renamed the Frankfurter ESC "Die Löwen" (meaning The Lions). When the DEL formed in 1994, the team became known as the Frankfurt Lions. It experienced its greatest success in 2004 when it won the DEL, but folded in 2010 after having had their licence revoked and was replaced by a new club, the Löwen Frankfurt.[1]

Retired numbers[edit]


The Lions won the DEL championship in 2004.

Position Name
Goaltenders: Ian Gordon, Marc Dillmann
Defensemen: Peter Ratchuk, Paul Stanton, François Bouchard, Jonas Stöpfgeshoff, Mikael Magnusson, Sebastian Klenner, Markus Jocher, Daniel Peters, Michael Bresagk
Forwards: Pat Lebeau, Jesse Belanger, Jason Young, Dwayne Norris, David Gosselin, Martin Reichel, Jamie Sargent, Mike Harder, Michael Hackert, David Sulkovsky, Christian Kohmann, Mark Etz, Robert Francz, Jan Hemmes