Frankfurt Lions
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Full name Frankfurt Lions
Founded 1959
Based In Frankfurt
Arena Eissporthalle Frankfurt
(Capacity: 6,946)
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Team Colors               
GM Dr. Stephan Werner
Head Coach Rich Chernomaz

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.


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.


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)Edit

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

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