Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers

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Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers logo.svg
City Nuremberg
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Founded1980
Home arena Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
(capacity: 7,672)
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Owner(s) Thomas Sabo
General managerWolfgang Gastner, André Dietzsch
Head coach Kurt Kleinendorst
Captain Patrick Reimer
Website www.icetigers.de
Franchise history
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nürnberg

The Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nürnberg are a professional ice hockey club located in Nuremberg, Germany. They play in the country's premier league, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

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History

The roots of the team can be traced back to SG Nürnberg, an ice hockey club that played in the 2nd Bundesliga from 1958 until it was closed in 1980 due to financial issues. Today's team was founded in 1980 as EHC Nürnberg 1980 e.V., as a non-profit organization. Play started in 1980–81 in the Bavarian state ice-hockey league (German : Eishockey-Bayernliga). After a single season, the team moved up to the Southern Regional league (German : Regionalliga Süd), and was promoted again after just one season in 1983 to the 3rd tier German Ice Hockey league (German : Oberliga Süd).

By 1987, EHC Nürnberg 1980 moved up to the 2nd Bundesliga. In the early 1990s, financial uncertainty around German professional ice-hockey lead to the foundation of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga – DEL. The DEL was modeled after the NHL, with hopes of providing financial stability through licensing and franchising of teams.

EHC Nürnberg 1980 was admitted to the DEL as a founding member on 13 June 1994, one of 6 teams from the 2nd Bundesliga. As the DEL replaced the 1st Bundesliga and now represents the highest level of German professional ice-hockey, this in effect resulted in a promotion. In the first DEL season, the EHC 80 Nürnberg finished the regular season on the 12th place, only to be eliminated in the first playoff round.

For the next season, the professional team was broken out of the non-profit organization and incorporated as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers, with the youth and amateurs keeping the old name. [1] In the 1998–99 DEL season the Tigers finished the regular season in first place, but lost in the playoff finals to the Adler Mannheim, who dominated German Ice Hockey in the late 1990s.

In 2006, the Ice Tigers and Bionorica AG, signed a three-year agreement giving Bionorica the naming rights to the team. Starting with the 2006–07 DEL season, the team was renamed to Sinupret Ice Tigers, after a Bionorica product.

During the 2008–09 season it became obvious that the Ice Tigers were in a dire financial situation. On 25 November 2008 preliminary insolvency was filed and declared on 30 December declared. This led to the corporate sponsor Bionorica pulling their support in March 2009. An investor group led by local jeweler Thomas Sabo intervened on 3 April 2009, pre-empting bankruptcy proceedings and ensuring participation in the 2009–10 season. The team is now known as the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers.

Logos

Players and personnel

Current roster

Updated 24 July 2019. [2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G AgeAcquiredBirthplace
41 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Will Acton C L32 2018 Edina, Minnesota, United States
95 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Eugen Alanov LW L24 2017 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
61 Flag of Germany.svg Chad Bassen C L36 2018 Strathmore, Alberta, Canada
77 Flag of Germany.svg Tim Bender D L25 2018 Mannheim, Germany
68 Flag of Germany.svg Tim Bernhardt LW L22 2019 Mannheim, Germany
11 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Brown RW R29 2018 Flower Mound, Texas, United States
9 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brandon Buck LW L31 2018 Delaware, Ontario, Canada
88 Flag of the United States.svg Austin Cangelosi C R25 2019 Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States
91 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Philippe Dupuis RW R34 2016 Laval, Quebec, Canada
2 Flag of Germany.svg Brett Festerling D L34 2016 Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
14 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Gilbert D R37 2017 Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
19 Flag of Germany.svg Pascal Grosse D L21 2018 Düsseldorf, Germany
21 Flag of Germany.svg Maximilian Kislinger C R22 2018 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
34 Flag of Germany.svg Jonas Langmann G L28 2019 Bad Kissingen, Germany
22 Flag of Germany.svg Oliver Mebus D L26 2016 Dormagen, Germany
15 Flag of the United States.svg Jim O'Brien C R31 2019 Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
32 Flag of Italy.svg Joachim Ramoser LW L25 2019 Bolzano, Italy
17 Flag of Germany.svg Patrick Reimer  ( C ) RW R37 2012 Mindelheim, Germany
20 Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Schulze D L26 2019 White Bear Lake, Minnesota, United States
13 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Rylan Schwartz C L30 2019 Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
55 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Summers D L32 2019 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
31 Flag of Germany.svg Niklas Treutle G L28 2017 Nürnberg, Germany
24 Flag of Germany.svg Marcus Weber D L27 2013 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Head coaches

All-time records

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References

  1. Auf den Spuren des EHC Nürnberg 1980 e.V., ehc80.eu
  2. "Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers current roster" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.