EHC Biel/ HC Bienne
Founded 1939 as EHC Biel
1947 as EHC Tornado Biel
1948 EHC Biel
Home ice Eisstadion Biel
Based in Biel, Switzerland
Colours Red, yellow, white.
League Nationalliga A
Owner Shareholders
General Manager Daniel Villard
Head Coach Kent Ruhnke
Sports Manager Kevin Schläpfer
Rival SC Bern, SC Langnau, EHC Olten and HC Ajoie
Swiss Champion (NLA) 1978, 1981, 1983
Swiss Champion 2nd League (NLB) 1975, 2004, 2006, 2007

The EHC Biel (German) or HC Bienne (French) are a professional ice hockey team based in the bilingual city of Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. They play in the 1st Swiss Hockey League (NLA).

The EHC Biel-Bienne play their home games in the Nationalliga A (NLA) (Swiss Ice Hockey League) at the Eisstadion Biel, which opened in 1973, located in Biel-Bözingen. With room for 7'000 spectators, the Eisstadion Biel is one of the biggest ice hockey stadiums in Switzerland. In the next years a modern multi-functional ice hockey arena will be built.

A strong local rivalry exists with the SC Bern, the SC Langnau, the EHC Olten and the HC Ajoie. Games between these teams often attract sell-out crowds.

Hall of FameEdit

Olivier Anken, Jean-Jacques Aeschlimann, Mauro Beccarelli, Gaetan Boucher, Gino Cavallini, Chris Chelios, Daniel Dubuis, Gilles Dubois, Normand Dupont, Pierre-Alain Flotiront, René Furler, Paul Gagné, Gaston Gingras, Rich Gosselin, Shawn Heaphy, Barry Jenkins, Willy Kohler, Jakob Kölliker, Steve Latinovich, Marc Leuenberger, Bob Lindberg, Urs Lott, Serge Martel, Guido Pfosi, Dan Poulin, Jörg Reber, Michel Riesen, Valeri Schirjajew, Kevin Schläpfer, Sven Schmid, Jiří Šlégr Laurent Stehlin, Martin Steinegger, Marko Tuomainen, Claude Vilgrain, Daniel Widmer, Bernhard Wist, Aldo Zenhäusern.

Personalities with big meritsEdit

Georges Aeschlimann, Olivier Anken, Normand Dupont, Urs W. Frey, Willy Gassmann, Rich Gosselin, Jean Helfer, Jakob Kölliker, Steve Latinovich, Dan Poulin, Erwin Stalder, Peter Winkler

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