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Frankfurt Lions
The Lions' crest
Founded 1959 as section of Eintracht Frankfurt
1991 as ESC Frankfurt "Die Löwen"
1994 as Frankfurt Lions
Home ice Eissporthalle Frankfurt
Based in Frankfurt, Germany
Colours Grey,black,white
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Head coach Rich Chernomaz
Managing Director Bernd Kress

The Frankfurt Lions are a professional men's ice hockey team from Frankfurt, Germany, in the German Elite League Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Currently, the team plays at Eissporthalle Frankfurt.

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History

The hockey team was founded as a section of the famous 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 the Lions). When the DEL formed in 1994, the team became known as the Frankfurt Lions.

Successes

Although the Frankfurt Lions traditionally have competitive teams each season, the Lions won the Deutsche Eishockey Liga championship in 2004.

The 2003-2004 Team Roster Included: Ian Gordon, Marc Dillmann; Peter Ratchuk, Paul Stanton, François Bouchard, Jonas Stöpfgeshoff, Mikael Magnusson, Dan Peters, Sebastian Klenner, Michael Bresagk; Patrick Lebeau, Jesse Belanger, Dwayne Norris, Jason Young, Martin Reichel, Michael Hackert, David Sulkovsky, Mike Harder, David Gosselin, Christian Kohmann, Mark Etz, Markus Jocher ; Rich Chernomaz (coach).

Current Roster (2009-2010)

Number Name Position Date of birth Nationality Arrival
34 Ian Gordon Goalkeeper May 15, 1975 Canada Germany 2003
43 Thomas Ower Goalkeeper December 27, 1985 Germany 2008
2 Michael Bresagk Defense February 24, 1970 Germany 1997
6 Michel Periard Defense November 10, 1979 Canada 2009
7 Nicholas Angell Defense October 31, 1979 United States 2009
8 Sebastian Osterloh Defense February 20, 1983 Germany 2006
9 Lasse Kopitz Defense May 21, 1980 Germany 2007
26 John Slaney Defense Februar 7, 1972 Canada 2008
51 Daniel Kunce Defense July 17, 1971 Czech Republic Germany 2008
72 Sean Blanchard Defense March 29, 1978 Canada 2009
11 Eric Schneider - C Forward September 15, 1977 Canada 2009
12 Ilya Vorobyev Forward March 16, 1975 Russia Germany 2007
14 Simon Danner Forward December 25, 1986 Germany 2005
15 Aleksander Polaczek Forward August 9, 1980 Germany 2009
16 Tobias Wörle Forward August 1, 1984 Germany 2006
17 Thomas Oppenheimer Forward December 16, 1988 Germany 2006
19 Christoph Gawlik Forward August 10, 1987 Germany 2008
21 Josh Langfeld Forward July 17, 1977 United States 2008
24 Jamie Wright Forward May 13, 1976 Canada 2008
28 Jason Young Forward December 16, 1972 Germany 2003
39 Derek Hahn Forward December 27, 1977 Canada 2007
41 Joey Tenute Forward April 2, 1982 Canada 2009
44 Jeff Ulmer Forward April 27, 1977 Canada 2009
  Rich Chernomaz Coach September 1, 1963 Canada 2003

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