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HC Fribourg-Gottéron is a professional ice hockey team based in Fribourg, Switzerland, which competes in the National League (NL). The team is the sixth most attended team in Switzerland for the 2015/16 season with 6,156 spectators.[2]

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CityFribourg, Switzerland
LeagueNL 1999-present
  • NL
  • SL
Home arenaBCF Arena
(capacity: 6,500)
General managerSwitzerlandRaphaël Berger[1]
Head coachCanada Mark French
CaptainSwitzerland Julien Sprunger
Franchise history
HC Fribourg-Gottéron SA 1959-present
  • HC Fribourg 1967-1980
  • HC Gottéron 1938-1967
Current season



The club was originally started as HC Gottéron by the citizens of the town of Auge in 1938. They competed on an outdoor rink, most notably at Les Augustins, until 1982 when Patinoire St-Léonard was constructed.[3]

In 1980, the name HC Fribourg-Gottéron was adopted upon promotion into the National League (NL). In spite of the club's financial struggles for the better part of their existence in the NL, they managed to reach the league's championship finals three years in a row (1992–94), but have never won a championship in their long history.

The team was saved from bankruptcy in 2006.[3]



The team has never won a NL Championship .




  1. ^ "Internet extract from the Register of commerce of Fribourg Canton". Archived from the original on 2012-12-17.
  2. ^ "NLA mit Zuschauerrekord". Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  3. ^ a b "Fribourg-Gottéron Club Histoire". Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  4. ^ "Équipe 2014/2015" (in French). Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  5. ^ "Mannschaft 2014/2015" (in German). Retrieved 2014-08-11.

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