HC La Chaux-de-Fonds

HC La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss professional ice hockey team who currently play in the Swiss League (SL). Founded in 1919, La Chaux-de-Fonds play at the Patinoire des Mélèzes in front of a capacity 7,200.[1]

HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
2019–20 Swiss League season
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CityLa Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
LeagueSwiss League
Founded1919 (1919)
Home arenaPatinoire des Mélèzes
(capacity 7,200)
Colors     
General managerLoic Burkhalter
Head coachSerge Pelletier
Websitehccnet.ch
Franchise history
1919–presentHC La Chaux-de-Fonds

HistoryEdit

Hockey Club La Chaux-de-Fonds was founded in 1919 and in 1953 the team moved to their current home stadium, the Patinoire des Mélèzes. There, the team would first find success in 1951, 1955 and 1959 capturing the second and third division titles. After making their first appearance in the National League in 1955, Chaux-de-Fonds experienced from 1968 to 1973, six consecutive Swiss Championships, as the premier club of Switzerland. In 1980, however, the team was relegated to the National League B, returning to the Swiss 1. Liga in 1985.[1]

HonorsEdit

National League Championships: (6) 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
National League B Championships: (4) 1955, 1965, 1996, 2000

PlayersEdit

Honored membersEdit

HC La Chaux-de-Fonds retired numbers
No. Player Position Career No. retirement
2 René Huguenin D 1965–1977
10 Michel Turler C 1964–1976, 1978–1979
14 Guy Dubois LW 1967–1982
17 Gaston Pelletier C 1966–1976
19 Andern Beseen C 1976–1986

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "History of a young club almost 100 years" (in French). HC La Chaux-de-Fonds. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.

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