GCK Lions

Grasshopper Club Küsnacht Lions known as GCK Lions is a Swiss professional ice hockey team founded in 1932.[1] They are currently playing in the Swiss League (SL), Switzerland's second tier ice hockey division, as the affiliate to the ZSC Lions.[2]

GCK Lions
2019–20 Swiss League season
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CityKüsnacht, Switzerland
LeagueSwiss League
Home arenaKEK Küsnacht
(capacity 2,800)
General managerManfred Frischknecht
Head coachMichael Liniger
CaptainMarc Geiger
AffiliatesZSC Lions
Franchise history
1932–2000Grasshopper Club Zürich
2000–presentGCK Lions

The home arena is KEK Küsnacht (capacity 2,800). The team has won one Swiss Championships, in 1966, as well as two championships in the Swiss second division (National League B), in 1946 and 1963. The name of GCK is derived from "Grasshopper Club Zürich" (GCZ) and "SC Küsnacht" (SCK) — two sports clubs which merged to form GCK.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Clubgeschichte der GCK Lions (GCK Lions Club History)" (in German). gcklions.ch. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  2. ^ "GCK farm team to ZSC" (in German). GCK Lions. 2018-02-03. Retrieved 2018-02-03.

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