EHC Biel-Bienne is a professional ice hockey club based in the bilingual city of Biel/Bienne, Switzerland and plays in the National League (NL). Since the city of Biel is completely bilingual, alongside the German name EHC Biel (Abbr: EHCB) the team also has a French name, HC Bienne (Abbr: HCB). The team plays its home games in the 6,521-seat Tissot Arena.

EHC Biel
EHC Biel logo.svg
CityBiel, Switzerland
LeagueNational League
Home arenaTissot Arena
General managerUeli Schwarz
Head coachAntti Törmänen
CaptainGaëtan Haas
AffiliateHC Ajoie
Franchise history
1939–47EHC Biel/Bienne
1947–48EHC Tornado Biel
1948–presentEHC Biel
Current season


EHC Biel played in lower Swiss ice hockey leagues until they got promoted in the second-tier Swiss League in 1960. In 1975 EHC Biel won the Swiss League-title and got promoted to the first level, the National League. During the 20 years between 1975 and 1995 the club won three national championships in 1978, 1981 and 1983 under three coaches (František Vanek, Ed Reigle, Kent Ruhnke). After the relegation in 1995 EHC Biel had to wait 13 years until their return to the NL. After three consecutive championship victories in the second-tier Swiss League, EHC Biel was reinstated into the NL, winning the promotion/relegation best of 7 series against EHC Basel 4-0 in 2008.

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

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Biel were strengthen by the acquisitions of NHL All-Stars Tyler Seguin and Patrick Kane. They were joined by future NHL players, goalkeeper Reto Berra and winger Nikolaj Ehlers.




Current rosterEdit

Updated 11 February 2023.[1]

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
96   Damien Brunner (A) RW R 37 2018 Kloten, Switzerland
98   Luca Christen D R 24 2021 Langenthal, Switzerland
10   Luca Cunti C L 33 2019 Zürich, Switzerland
9   Noah Delémont D L 21 2020 Biel, Switzerland
29   Beat Forster (A) D L 40 2017 Bütschwil-Ganterschwil, Switzerland
40   Etienne Froidevaux C L 34 2021 Biel, Switzerland
77   Robin Grossmann D L 35 2021 Dintikon, Switzerland
92   Gaëtan Haas (C) C R 31 2021 Biel, Switzerland
13   Luca Hischier C L 28 2021 Naters, Switzerland
16   Fabio Hofer RW R 32 2020 Lustenau, Austria
89   Tino Kessler C R 26 2019 Weesen, Switzerland
73   Mike Künzle LW R 29 2018 Zürich, Switzerland
50   Viktor Lööv D L 30 2021 Södertälje, Sweden
19   Jesper Olofsson LW L 30 2022 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
25   Toni Rajala (A) LW L 32 2016 Parkano, Finland
27   Yannick Rathgeb D R 27 2019 Langenthal, Switzerland
37   Mattheo Reinhard C L 18 2022 Worben, Switzerland
22   Simon Rytz G L 39 2022 Biel, Switzerland
76   Jere Sallinen LW L 32 2021 Espoo, Finland
35   Harri Säteri G L 33 2022 Toijala, Finland
28   Elvis Schläpfer C L 22 2019 Basel, Switzerland
32   Noah Schneeberger D R 34 2021 Langenthal, Switzerland
61   Riley Sheahan C L 31 2022 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
55   Yanick Stampfil D L 23 2020 Zuchwil, Switzerland
7   Ramon Tanner C L 23 2018 Appenzell, Switzerland
36   Joren van Pottelberghe G L 25 2020 Zug, Switzerland
75   Alexander Yakovenko D L 25 2021 Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "EHC Biel team roster". (in German). Retrieved 2023-02-11.

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