HC Lugano

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Hockey Club Lugano
HC Lugano logo.svg
City Lugano, Switzerland
League NLA:
1999–present
NDA:
1970–1972, 1981–1999
NDB:
1963–1970, 1972–1981
Founded 1941
Home arena Pista La Resega
Colors                    
Owner(s) Vicky Mantegazza
General manager Roland Habisreutinger
Head coach Greg Ireland
Captain Alessandro Chiesa
Website Official website
Franchise history
1941–present Hockey Club Lugano

Hockey Club Lugano, often abbreviated to HC Lugano or HCL, is a professional ice hockey club based in Lugano, Switzerland. The team competes in the National League A and has won seven Swiss championships. The team is the ninth most attended team in Switzerland for the 2015-16 season with 5,783 spectators.

Historical evolution of Hockey Club Lugano logo.

Resega[edit]

Main article: Resega
Internal view of the Lugano hockey arena Resega.

The Resega hockey arena in Lugano is primarily used for ice hockey and is the home arena of HC Lugano, HC Lugano Ladies Team, HC Lugano-Ceresio and HC Porza. It was built in 1995, after the demolition of the previous one, and can hold 8,000 people.[citation needed]

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

Runners-up[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated November 6, 2015.[1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
37 Switzerland Balmelli, LukasLukas Balmelli C R 23 2013 Mendrisio, Switzerland
13 Switzerland Bertaggia, AlessioAlessio Bertaggia W L 23 2014 Lugano, Switzerland
98 Switzerland Brunner, DamienDamien Brunner RW R 31 2014 Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland
27 Switzerland Chiesa, AlessandroAlessandro Chiesa D R 30 2014 Zürich, Switzerland
17 Switzerland Fazzini, LucaLuca Fazzini W R 22 2012 Lugano, Switzerland
81 Finland Filppula, IlariIlari Filppula C L 35 2014 Vantaa, Finland
7 Switzerland Furrer, PhilippePhilippe Furrer D L 31 2015 Bern, Switzerland
8 Switzerland Hirschi, SteveSteve Hirschi (C) D L 35 2003 Grosshöchstetten, Switzerland
15 Switzerland Hofmann, GregoryGregory Hofmann C L 24 2015 Neuchatel, Switzerland
16 Switzerland Kienzle, LorenzLorenz Kienzle D R 28 2010 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
86 Sweden Klasen, LinusLinus Klasen W L 31 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
20 Italy Kostner, DiegoDiego Kostner RW R 24 2009 Brixen, Italy
96 Switzerland Kparghai, ClarenceClarence Kparghai D L 31 2013 Monrovia, Liberia
84 Switzerland Manzato, DanielDaniel Manzato G L 33 2012 Fribourg, Switzerland
9 Sweden Mårtensson, TonyTony Mårtensson (A) C L 36 2015 Märsta, Sweden
30 Latvia Merzlikins, ElvisElvis Merzlikins G L 23 2012 Riga, Latvia
23 Italy Morini, GiovanniGiovanni Morini C L 22 2015 Como, Italy
14 United States Murray, BradyBrady Murray C L 32 2008 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
71 Sweden Pettersson, FredrikFredrik Pettersson RW R 29 2013 Göteborg, Sweden
32 Switzerland Reuille, SebastienSebastien Reuille RW L 35 2010 Zürich, Switzerland
70 Switzerland Romanenghi, MatteoMatteo Romanenghi LW L 22 2013 Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland
38 Switzerland Sannitz, RaffaeleRaffaele Sannitz C L 33 2005 Lugano, Switzerland
29 Switzerland Sartori, RiccardoRiccardo Sartori D L 22 2013 Lugano, Switzerland
21 Switzerland Steinmann, JanickJanick Steinmann C L 30 2014 Baar, Switzerland
22 Austria Ulmer, StefanStefan Ulmer D L 26 2010 Dornbirn, Austria
3 Switzerland Vauclair, JulienJulien Vauclair (A) D L 37 2004 Delémont, Switzerland
91 Switzerland Walker, JulianJulian Walker C R 30 2013 Bern, Switzerland
19 Canada Wilson, RyanRyan Wilson D L 30 2016 Windsor, Canada


Honored members[edit]

Retired jersey of Alfio Molina
  • 1 Alfio Molina –   Switzerland – G, 1963–83, number retired February 22, 2004.
  • 2 Sandro Bertaggia –   Switzerland – D, 1985–2003, number retired February 22, 2004.
  • 4 Pat Schafhauser –   Switzerland – D, paralyzed 1994–95, number retired February 22, 2004.
  • 33 Petteri Nummelin –  Finland – D, 2001–06 and 2008–13, number retired August 31, 2013.
  • 44 Andy Näser –   Switzerland – F, 1997–2010, number retired August 28, 2010.

All-time scoring leaders[edit]

Kind of record Record holder Record
Games played Sandro Bertaggia 806
Most Goals Jörg Eberle 268
Most Assists Petteri Nummelin 305
Most Points Andy Ton 462
Goals/Games Mats Hallin 1.25
Points/Games Kent Johansson 2.17
Goals (PP) Jörg Eberle 40
Goals (SH) Kent Johansson 9
Goals (OT) Régis Fuchs 5
Goals (GW) Jörg Eberle 46
Hattricks Johansson Kent 12
Most Penalty Minutes Sandro Bertaggia 891
Coach % games/victories Harold Kreis 80%

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Result
1963/64 promotion to National League B
1970/71 promotion to National League A
1981/82 Return to National League A
1982/83 participation in the round for the title
6th Place
1983/84 participation in the round for the title
4th Place
1984/85 participation in the round for the title
2nd Place
1985/86 1st Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
1986/87 1st Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
finalist in European Cup
1987/88 1st Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
semi-finalist in European Cup
1988/89 1st Place in Regular Season
final play-off
semi-finalist in European Cup
1989/90 1st Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
1990/91 2nd Place in Regular Season
final playoff
finalist in European Cup
1991/92 2nd Place in Regular Season
finalist Spengler Cup
1992/93 4th Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
1993/94 3rd Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
1994/95 2nd Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
1995/96 7th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
1996/97 5th Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
1997/98 6th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
1998/99 3rd Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
1999/00 1st Place in Regular Season
final playoff
4th Place European Hockey League
2000/01 1st Place in Regular Season
final playoff
2001/02 2nd Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
2002/03 4th Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
3rd Place Superfinal Continental Cup
2003/04 1st Place in Regular Season
final playoff
3rd Place Superfinal Continental Cup
2004/05 1st Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2005/06 2nd Place in Regular Season
Swiss Champion
2006/07 4th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
3rd Place European Champions Cup (Super Six)
2007/08 9th Place in Regular Season
first round playout
2008/09 5th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2009/10 8th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2010/11 9th Place in Regular Season
first round playout

Team records[edit]

HC Lugano records in the Swiss National League A.[3]

Category Record Season
Most points in Regular Season 74 2003/04
Most victories in Regular Season 35 2003/04
Most shutouts in Regular Season (home+away) 10 1999/00
Most shutouts in Regular Season (away) 5 1999/00
Consecutive wins on Regular Season start (home+away) 10 2003/04
Consecutive wins on Regular Season start (home) 22 1999/00
Consecutive games without losing points on Regular Season start (home) 13 2004/05
Consecutive games without losing points on Regular Season start (away) 5 1985/86 and 2003/04
Consecutive wins during Regular Season (home+away) 27 1987/88
Consecutive wins during Regular Season (home) 22 1999/00
Consecutive wins during Regular Season (away) 15 1987/88
Consecutive games without losing points during Regular Season (home+away) 15 1988/89
Consecutive games without losing points during Regular Season (home) 17 1999/00
Consecutive games without losing points during Regular Season (away) 12 1987/88 and 2000/01
Score 4 goals on less time 1' 24" (HC Lugano - HC Davos 7:1) 1985/86
Most minutes without suffering goals during Regular Season 248' 10" (Cristobal Huet) 1999/00

HC Lugano Ladies Team[edit]

The HC Lugano Ladies Team (white dress) against the OSC Berlin at the first round of the EWCC 2007

The HC Lugano Ladies Team is a semi-professional women’s ice hockey team that competes in the Swiss Women’s A League. The club was officially founded on May 22, 1990. They won the Swiss Championship on 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

In 2007 the HC Lugano Ladies Team qualified for the final round of the IIHF European Women's Champions Cup and even won the bronze medal 2010.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HC Lugano team" (in German). www.nationalleague.ch. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ "HC Lugano équipe" (in French). www.nationalleague.ch. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  3. ^ NL Record Book 2007, UK Hockey Statistik.
  4. ^ "Hockey Opportunities > Professional Teams > Overseas > Switzerland". www.womenshockeylife.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08.