Hockey Club Ambrì-Piotta is a Swiss professional ice hockey club and a member of the National League (NL). The club was founded September 19, 1937 and is also known as "Bianco-Blu" (English: white and blues). Though they have never won the league championship, the club has not been relegated to the Swiss League since being promoted in 1985, the same year that saw the arrival of Dale McCourt.

HC Ambrì-Piotta
2019–20 NL season
HC Ambrì-Piotta logo.svg
CityAmbrì and Piotta
(Quinto, Switzerland)
LeagueNational League
Founded1937
Home arenaValascia
Colors         
General managerPaolo Duca
Head coachLuca Cereda
CaptainElias Bianchi
AffiliatesHCB Ticino Rockets
Websitewww.hcap.ch

HistoryEdit

 
The fans in 2014

Ambrì and Piotta are two very small villages in the municipality of Quinto, located in the northern part of the valley Leventina canton Ticino, with a combined population of 500 people. Ambrì-Piotta has more than 40 fan clubs all over Europe. For major events, like the derby against southern rivals HC Lugano, the fans compose a choreography. When Ambrì wins a game, fans rejoice to the valley anthem La Montanara.[1]

 
The team on the ice in 2014

Since 1959, they have called their self-owned Valascia as their home. Standing 1,000 meters above sea level, it is an open-ended facility with 2,000 seats and additional standing room space for 5,000.[2]

Facing financial strains the team raised roughly 5 million Swiss Francs in the summer of 2013. The donations given to HC Ambri-Piotta came from both large and small donations, many of which were given via SMS. The efforts of the team and its fans have secured the right to play in the National League.[3]

HonorsEdit

ChampionsEdit

Runners-upEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 26 July 2019.[4][5]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
20   Elias Bianchi (C) LW L 30 2009 Lugano, Switzerland
1   Benjamin Conz   G R 28 2017 St. Ursanne, Switzerland
36   Matt D'Agostini (A) RW R 33 2016 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
14   Giacomo Dal Pian C R 26 2019 Lugano, Switzerland
7   Isacco Dotti D L 27 2018 Mairengo, Switzerland
90   Jannik Fischer D L 29 2018 Baar, Switzerland
5   Tobias Fohrler D R 22 2019 Troisdorf, Germany
29   Michael Fora D R 24 2018 Giubiasco, Switzerland
26   Tommaso Goi C R 30 2017 Varese, Italy
91   Fabio Hofer C/RW R 28 2018 Lustenau, Austria
49   Dominik Hrachovina G L 25 2019 Brno, Czech Republic
71   Patrick Incir RW R 25 2017 Aurigeno, Switzerland
17   Igor Jelovac D L 24 2016 Bern, Switzerland
11   Johnny Kneubuehler C/RW L 23 2018 Reiden, Switzerland
22   Diego Kostner C R 27 2016 Bressanone, Italy
79   Daniel Manzato G L 36 2018 Fribourg, Switzerland
24   Elia Mazzolini LW L 23 2017 Lugano, Switzerland
21   Misha Moor D R 22 2016 Savosa, Switzerland
13   Marco Müller (A) C L 26 2017 Zuchwil, Switzerland
82   Michaël Ngoy D L 38 2016 Lausanne, Switzerland
12   Jiri Novotny C R 36 2018 Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
23   Julian Payr D L 19 2019 Feldkirch, Austria
55   Christian Pinana D L 22 2015 Bellinzona, Switzerland
44   Nick Plastino D R 33 2017 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
9   Dario Rohrbach RW L 21 2018 Langenthal, Switzerland
  Robert Sabolič LW L 31 2019 Jesenice, Yugoslavia
18   Noele Trisconi RW R 23 2015 Zug, Switzerland
16   Dominic Zwerger (A) LW L 23 2017 Dornbirn, Austria


NHL alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What Does Geronimo Have to Do with Ice Hockey?". Give 'em the Lumber #3 (2007).
  2. ^ "Ambri-Piotta resists urbanisation". www.iihf.com. 2008-07-31. Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  3. ^ "HCAP reach 5 million through own capital". HC Ambrì-Piotta (in German). 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  4. ^ "Prima squadra" (in Italian). www.hcap.ch. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  5. ^ "Erste Mannschaft" (in German). www.hcap.ch. Retrieved 2019-07-03.

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