SC Bern

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SC Bern
2014–15 NLA season
SC Bern Logo.png
City Bern, Switzerland
League National League A
Founded 1931
Home arena PostFinance Arena
General manager Switzerland Marc Lüthi
Head coach Canada Guy Boucher
Captain Switzerland Martin Plüss

Schlittschuh Club Bern (Ice-skating Club Bern in English) is an ice hockey team based in Bern, Switzerland. They play in the National League A, it is the top tier of the Swiss hockey league system. For the 14th time in a row, the club is the most attended team in Europe for the 2014–15 season, averaging 16,164 spectators.[1]

They are traditional rivals with HC Fribourg-Gottéron, EHC Biel, and the SCL Tigers.


SC Bern versus SCL Tigers in an outdoor game January 14, 2007.

The ice hockey section of the Bern Sports Club, which was established on November 3, 1930, officially began playing on January 1, 1931.

Today, SC Bern is a highly popular team and regularly fills its home stadium, the PostFinance Arena, one of the largest ice hockey stadiums in Europe. In 2006, they set a new record among European clubs for average attendance, with an average of 15,994 in 22 home games..[2] They have won the Swiss Championship 13 times, with the most famous victory coming in 1989 over HC Lugano

During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Daniel Brière, Dany Heatley, J. P. Dumont, Marc Savard, Henrik Tallinder, and Chris Clark played for SC Bern. Although, league rules allow only four players without Swiss passports to suit up in a single game.

After disappointing in the 2006 playoffs, the club replaced head coach Alpo Suhonen with John van Boxmeer and general manager Roberto Triulzi with Sven Leuenberger.[3] Leuenberger had previously played 13 seasons of defence with the club, totaling 67 goals, 145 assists, and four national championships. His jersey number 16 is one of many that has been retired by SC Bern.

On September 30, 2008, SC Bern faced off against the National Hockey League's New York Rangers to celebrate 100 years of ice hockey in Switzerland. 49 years since the Rangers' last visit to Switzerland, they beat home team 8-1 in front of a sellout crowd. Despite the slanted score, SC Bern played a close game with a 2-0 score at the end of the second. Former Phoenix Coyotes' Canadian-born defenceman Travis Roche scored SC Bern's goal early in the third period, bringing the game to 2-1. SC Bern only allowed two even-strength goals, but could not hold the Rangers' power play (6-for-9). "We played for our pride tonight," said center Sébastien Bordeleau after the exhibition game. Christian Dubé wore the captain's "C" because Ivo Rüthemann was injured.

During the 2012 NHL lockout, Roman Josi, Mark Streit and John Tavares played for the SC Bern. Tavares quickly became the PostFinance Top Scorer tallying 42 points (17G, 25A) in 28 games.

During the season 2013/2014, Guy Boucher signed a contract as coach of the SC Bern for the current and two more seasons.



  • NLA Championship (13): 1959, 1965, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2004, 2010, 2013
  • NLB Championship (3): 1958, 1969, 1972
  • Europacup (10): 1965, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997


Current roster[edit]

Updated July 3, 2015.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
11 Switzerland Berger, AlainAlain Berger RW R 24 2012 Burgdorf, Switzerland
89 Switzerland Berger, PascalPascal Berger RW R 26 2006 Burgdorf, Switzerland
58 Switzerland Blum, EricEric Blum (C) D L 29 2014 Pfaffnau, Switzerland
23 Switzerland Bodenmann, SimonSimon Bodenmann W L 27 2015 Urnäsch, Switzerland
39 Switzerland Bührer, MarcoMarco Bührer G L 36 2001 Dielsdorf, Switzerland
71 Canada Conacher, CoryCory Conacher LW L 25 2015 Burlington, Ontario, Canada
25 Canada Ebbett, AndrewAndrew Ebbett C L 32 2015 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
2 Switzerland Gerber, BeatBeat Gerber D R 33 2003 Oberlangenegg, Switzerland
56 Switzerland Helbling, TimoTimo Helbling D R 34 2015 Basel, Switzerland
13 Switzerland Hischier, LucaLuca Hischier C L 20 2011 Naters, Switzerland
72 Switzerland Jobin, DavidDavid Jobin D R 34 1998 Bern, Switzerland
17 Canada Kobasew, ChuckChuck Kobasew RW R 33 2014 Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
9 Switzerland Kreis, SamiSami Kreis D L 21 2010 Burgdorf, Switzerland
3 Germany Krueger, JustinJustin Krueger D R 29 2013 Düsseldorf, West Germany
21 Switzerland Moser, SimonSimon Moser LW L 26 2014 Bern, Switzerland
74 Switzerland Müller, MarcoMarco Müller RW L 21 2008 Bern, Switzerland
28 Switzerland Plüss, MartinMartin Plüss (A) C L 38 2008 Bülach, Switzerland
14 Switzerland Randegger, FlurinFlurin Randegger C L 27 2012 Basel, Switzerland
33 Switzerland Randegger, Gian-AndreaGian-Andrea Randegger D L 29 2015 Basel, Switzerland
26 Switzerland Reichert, MarcMarc Reichert LW L 35 2014 Bern, Switzerland
81 Switzerland Rüfenacht, TomTom Rüfenacht C L 30 2014 Northfield, Minnesota, USA
10 Switzerland Scherwey, TristanTristan Scherwey LW L 24 2007 Wünnewil-Flamatt, Switzerland
92 Switzerland Schwendener, JanickJanick Schwendener G L 23 2015 Davos, Switzerland
77 Canada Smith, TrevorTrevor Smith C L 30 2015 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
65 Switzerland Untersander, RamonRamon Untersander D R 24 2015 Alt Sankt Johann, Switzerland

Honored members[edit]

NHL alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swiss stay top". Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Bear season over in Switzerland". 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Spieler" (in German). Retrieved 2014-08-11. 

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