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Hockey Club Lugano
2017-18 NL season
HC Lugano logo.svg
City Lugano, Switzerland
League NL:
1999–present
NDA:
1970–1972, 1981–1999
NDB:
1963–1970, 1972–1981
Founded 1941
Home arena Cornèr Arena
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 (NL) 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.

Pista La Resega[edit]

Internal view of the Lugano hockey arena Resega.

The Pista La 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 Lukas Balmelli C R 24 2013 Mendrisio, Switzerland
13 Switzerland Alessio Bertaggia W L 25 2014 Lugano, Switzerland
98 Switzerland Damien Brunner RW R 32 2014 Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland
27 Switzerland Alessandro Chiesa D R 31 2014 Zürich, Switzerland
17 Switzerland Luca Fazzini W R 23 2012 Lugano, Switzerland
81 Finland Ilari Filppula C L 36 2014 Vantaa, Finland
7 Switzerland Philippe Furrer D L 33 2015 Bern, Switzerland
8 Switzerland Steve Hirschi (C) D L 37 2003 Grosshöchstetten, Switzerland
15 Switzerland Gregory Hofmann C L 25 2015 Neuchatel, Switzerland
16 Switzerland Lorenz Kienzle D R 30 2010 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
86 Sweden Linus Klasen W L 32 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
20 Italy Diego Kostner RW R 26 2009 Brixen, Italy
96 Switzerland Clarence Kparghai D L 33 2013 Monrovia, Liberia
84 Switzerland Daniel Manzato G L 34 2012 Fribourg, Switzerland
9 Sweden Tony Mårtensson (A) C L 38 2015 Märsta, Sweden
30 Latvia Elvis Merzlikins G L 24 2012 Riga, Latvia
23 Italy Giovanni Morini C L 23 2015 Como, Italy
14 United States Brady Murray C L 34 2008 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
71 Sweden Fredrik Pettersson RW R 31 2013 Göteborg, Sweden
32 Switzerland Sebastien Reuille RW L 37 2010 Zürich, Switzerland
70 Switzerland Matteo Romanenghi LW L 23 2013 Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland
38 Switzerland Raffaele Sannitz C L 35 2005 Lugano, Switzerland
29 Switzerland Riccardo Sartori D L 24 2013 Lugano, Switzerland
21 Switzerland Janick Steinmann C L 31 2014 Baar, Switzerland
22 Austria Stefan Ulmer D L 27 2010 Dornbirn, Austria
3 Switzerland Julien Vauclair (A) D L 39 2004 Delémont, Switzerland
91 Switzerland Julian Walker C R 32 2013 Bern, Switzerland
19 Canada Ryan Wilson D L 31 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
semi-finalist in Swiss Cup
1964/65 5th Place in Groupe Est
quarter-finalist in Swiss Cup
1965/66 2nd Place in Groupe Est
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
1966/67 3rd Place in Groupe Est
semi-final playoff
1967/68 6th Place in Groupe Est
2nd Place playout stage
1968/69 7th Place in Groupe Est
4th Place playout stage
1969/70 3rd Place in Groupe Est
7th Place promotion stage
1970/71 promotion to National League A
1971/72 2nd Place in First round
4th Place in Final round
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
1972/73 relegation to National League B
1973/74 3rd Place in Groupe Est
2nd Place promotion stage
1974/75 5th Place in Groupe Est
4th Place playout stage
1975/76 4th Place in Groupe Est
6th Place promotion stage
1976/77 2nd Place in Groupe Est
4th Place promotion stage
1977/78 participation in the round for promotion
8th Place
1978/79 participation in the round for promotion
5th Place
1979/80 3rd Place in Groupe Est
1980/81 3rd Place in Groupe Est
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
quarter-final playoff
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
Second Group Stage Continental Cup
2001/02 2nd Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
Second Group Stage Continental Cup
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
2011/12 6th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2012/13 6th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2013/14 5th Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
2014/15 3rd Place in Regular Season
quarter-final playoff
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
2015/16 5th Place in Regular Season
final playoff
finalist Spengler Cup
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
2016/17 7th Place in Regular Season
semi-final playoff
finalist Spengler Cup
Round of 16 Champions Hockey League
eighth-finalist in Swiss Cup
2017/18 TBD

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.