HC Fribourg-Gottéron

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City Fribourg, Switzerland

NL 1999-present

  • NL
  • SL
Founded 1938
Home arena BCF Arena
(capacity: 6,500)
General manager SwitzerlandRaphaël Berger[1]
Head coach Canada Mark French
Captain Switzerland Julien Sprunger
Website www.gotteron.ch
Franchise history

HC Fribourg-Gottéron SA 1959-present

  • HC Fribourg 1967-1980
  • HC Gottéron 1938-1967

HC Fribourg-Gottéron is a professional ice hockey team based in Fribourg, Switzerland, which competes in the National League (NL). The team is the sixth most attended team in Switzerland for the 2015/16 season with 6,156 spectators.[2]


The club was originally started as HC Gottéron by the citizens of the town of Auge in 1938. They competed on an outdoor rink, most notably at Les Augustins, until 1982 when Patinoire St-Léonard was constructed.[3]

In 1980, the name HC Fribourg-Gottéron was adopted upon promotion into the National League (NL). In spite of the club's financial struggles for the better part of their existence in the NL, they managed to reach the league's championship finals three years in a row (1992–94), but have never won a championship in their long history.

The team was saved from bankruptcy in 2006.[3]



The team has never won a NL Championship .



Current roster[edit]

Updated August 11, 2014.[4][5]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
2 Switzerland Abplanalp, MarcMarc Abplanalp D L 32 2007 Grindelwald, Switzerland
15 Switzerland Brügger, SandroSandro Brügger Injured Reserve RW L 25 2007
89 Switzerland Bykov, AndrejAndrej Bykov C L 29 2004 Moscow, Russian SFSR
1 Switzerland Conz, BenjaminBenjamin Conz G R 25 2012 St. Ursanne, Switzerland
96 Canada Dubé, ChristianChristian Dubé (A) C R 40 2011 Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
18 Switzerland Fritsche, JohnJohn Fritsche RW R 25 2014 Parma, Ohio, USA
57 Switzerland Hasani, AdamAdam Hasani LW L 28 2007 Fribourg, Switzerland
56 Switzerland Helbling, TimoTimo Helbling (A) D R 35 2013 Basel, Switzerland
51 Switzerland Huber, KevinKevin Huber (UFA) G L 24 2013
27 Switzerland Huguenin, AnthonyAnthony Huguenin D L 25 2013 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
58 Switzerland Jeannin, SandySandy Jeannin (CInjured Reserve C L 41 2008 Les Bayards, Switzerland
29 Switzerland Kamerzin, JeremieJeremie Kamerzin D R 29 2014
8 Canada Kwiatkowski, JoelJoel Kwiatkowski D L 40 2012 Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
20 United States Mauldin, GregGreg Mauldin C/LW R 35 2012 Holliston, Massachusetts, USA
7 Switzerland Monnet, ThibautThibaut Monnet LW L 35 2013 Martigny, Switzerland
49 Switzerland Montandon, MaximeMaxime Montandon D R 23 2010 Bern, Switzerland
71 Switzerland Mottet, KillianKillian Mottet F L 26 2013
82 Switzerland Ngoy, MichaelMichael Ngoy D L 35 2005 Lausanne, Switzerland
60 Switzerland Nyffeler, MelvinMelvin Nyffeler G L 23 2014 Volketswil, Switzerland
13 Switzerland Plüss, BennyBenny Plüss (A) LW L 31 2003 Bülach, Switzerland
78 Canada Pouliot, MarcMarc Pouliot C R 32 2013 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
77 Switzerland Schilt, SebastienSebastien Schilt D L 30 2012 Hasle, Switzerland
86 Switzerland Sprunger, JulienJulien Sprunger RW R 31 2002 Fribourg, Switzerland
9 Canada Tambellini, JeffJeff Tambellini LW/C L 33 2014 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17 Switzerland Vauclair, TristanTristan Vauclair C L 32 2011 Delémont, Switzerland
35 Switzerland Waeber, LudovicLudovic Waeber G L 20 2011
33 Switzerland Wildhaber, DavidDavid Wildhaber D L 22 Bern, Switzerland

Head coach: Gerd Zenhäusern

Assistant coach: Kari Martikainen

Goalie coach: David Aebischer

Sports director: Christian Dubé

Assistant sports director: René Matte


  1. ^ "Internet extract from the Register of commerce of Fribourg Canton". 
  2. ^ "NLA mit Zuschauerrekord". www.hockeyfans.ch. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Fribourg-Gottéron Club Histoire". www.gotteron.ch. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Équipe 2014/2015" (in French). www.gotteron.ch. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Mannschaft 2014/2015" (in German). www.gotteron.ch. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 

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