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SC Bern
SC Bern Logo.png
Founded 1931
Home ice PostFinance Arena
Based in Bern, Switzerland
Colours Black, yellow, red
League Nationalliga A
Head coach Larry Huras

Schlittschuh Club Bern (Ice-skating Club Bern in English) is an ice hockey team based in Bern, Switzerland.

Founded: 1931
Arena: Bern Arena (capacity 17, 131)
League championships won: 11 (1959, 1965, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2004)
Traditional rivals: Fribourg-Gottéron, EHC Biel and SCL Tigers

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History

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

The ice hockey section of the Bern Sports Club, which was established on 3 November 1930, officially began playing on 1 January 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. [1]. They have won the Swiss Championship 11 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. Quebec natives Daniel Brière and Christian Dubé remain good friends.

After a disappointing 2006 postseason, SC Bern replaced head coach Alpo Suhonen with John van Boxmeer and general manager Roberto Triulzi with Sven Leuenberger.[2]

Current GM Sven Leuenberger played 13 seasons of defense with the club totaling 67 goals, 145 assists, and four National Championships. His jersey number 16 has been retired by SC Bern.

On 30 September 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 SC Bern 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 couldn't hold the Rangers' power play (6 of 9). SC Bern center Sébastien Bordeleau said "We played for our pride tonight," after the exhibition game. Christian Dubé wore the captain's "C" because Ivo Rüthemann was injured. [3].

Notable players

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Current roster

As of January 22, 2008. [4]

Scbern bernarena.jpg
Goaltenders
# Player
39 Switzerland Marco Bührer
1 Switzerland Jonas Müller
Defencemen
# Player
29 Switzerland Philippe Furrer
2 Switzerland Beat Gerber
72 Switzerland David Jobin
15 Switzerland Reto Kobach
84 Switzerland Philipp Rytz
5 Switzerland Marc Leuenberger
77 Canada Travis Roche
90 Switzerland Roman Josi
Forwards
# Player
11 Switzerland Patrik Bärtschi
91 Sweden Christian Berglund
71 Canada Sébastien Bordeleau
96 Switzerland Christian Dubé - A
9 Canada Simon Gamache
19 Switzerland Daniel Meier
25 Switzerland Trevor Meier
28 Switzerland Martin Plüss
26 Switzerland Marc Reichert
89 Switzerland Pascal Berger
32 Switzerland Ivo Rüthemann - C
10 Canada Ramzi Abid
20 Switzerland Étienne Froidevaux
47 Switzerland Alex Chatelain
38 Switzerland Thomas Ziegler
? Slovakia Ľuboš Bartečko

Retired numbers

  • 6 - Peter Stammbach on Dec 1, 2009
  • 18 - Renzo Holzer on Dec 1, 2009
  • 22 - Patrick Howald on Dec 1, 2009

See also

External links


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