Lausitzer Füchse

The Lausitzer Füchse (literally Lusatian Foxes) is a professional ice hockey team based in Weißwasser, Saxony. They currently play in DEL2,[1] the second level of ice hockey in Germany. Prior to the 2013–14 season they played in the 2nd Bundesliga.

EHC Lausitzer Füchse
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CityWeißwasser, Saxony
LeagueDEL2
Founded1932
Home arenaEisarena Weißwasser
(capacity: 3,050)
ColoursBlue, Yellow
         
General managerDirk Rohrbach
Head coachCorey Neilson
CaptainClarke Breitkreuz
Websitewww.lausitzer-fuechse.de
Franchise history
1950–1952BSG Ostglas Weißwasser
1952–1953BSG Chemie Weißwasser
1953–1990SG Dynamo Weißwasser
1990–1991PEV Weißwasser
1991–1994ES Weißwasser
1994–2002ESG Sachsen „Die Füchse" Weißwasser/Chemnitz
2002–presentEHC Lausitzer Füchse GmbH

HistoryEdit

The team was founded already in 1932 but is most significant for its remarkable domination as SG Dynamo Weißwasser in the GDR ice hockey league with over 25 championships. The club was part of the sports association of the East German Ministry of National Defence. After the German reunification the team could not hold its strength, financial problems and relegations followed.

After the 2006/2007 season the team has won the best-of-seven play-down series against Dresdner Eislöwen with 4-2 and remains in the 2nd Bundesliga while the Eislöwen have to play in the Oberliga in the 2007/2008 season.[2]

Since 2008/2009 season in second German league there were six qualifications for the playoffs or pre-playoffs.

HonoursEdit

East German ice hockey champions: (25) - 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1989, 1990[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liga" [League] (in German). DEL2. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  2. ^ de:Lausitzer Füchse#Geschichte
  3. ^ "Sports 123: Ice Hockey: Men: East Germany: Championship". sports123.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06.

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