EV Zug

  • Swiss Champion 1998
  • Swiss champion of the ladies 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005
  • 3rd place in the European Cup for Women in 2005

The EV train is a Swiss ice hockey club from train. ECC is the abbreviation for the full name of ice team train.

  • 2.1 cadres of the 2013/14 season
  • 2.2 Placement NL A
  • 4.1 Official attendance records ( Hertistrasse Stadium )


In 1967 the EV train from the founded in 1953 Baarer Schlittschuhclub (BSC ). The second division of Baar then moved to the new ice rink in the city of Zug Hertistrasse quarters. On November 26, 1967, the Hertistrasse rink was opened with a tournament. The EV train won against the EHC Arosa 5-4 and defeated the next day, reinforced by the Neuchâtel Orville Martini, the SC Bern before 3,500 spectators with 6:5.

The 1970s - Rise candidate in the NLA

The EV train started 1967/68 in the 2nd league and created two years later promotion to the 1st League. 1969/70 started the club in the first first league season without big ambitions. But the potential of this team was enormous and after a streak of nine games of the ECC was already a rise candidate. Internal team decided to wait with the rise yet, there's no home-grown yet and the ice rink was open only three years. The following years were completed little ambitious in the first league. In 1973/74 launched the EV train with a Star Troupe direction NLB, among other things, with goalkeeping legend Gérald Rigolet, Paul Probst, Heinz Jenni, Oskar Huber and player-manager Reto Stuppan. The legendary " Stuppan -Boys " managed on 9 March 1974, promoted to the NLB with a 4-3 home win against EHC Uzwil before 6'795 spectators. Already in the first NLB Season 1974/75 won the Zug consider the NLB East group. But the injury-related failure Rigolets stopped the upward trend and it failed because of the EHC Biel in the rise of games. In the 1975/76 season the zugern arrived when Jorma Peltonen, the best Finnish scorer of all time, a transfer coup. Again, the ECC won the group stage and managed with a stunning 7-6 victory against the Zurich Hallenstadion SC in the rise in the NLA. Until five minutes before the end of the game Zuger were 6:5 behind, but were able to compensate by Peltonen two minutes before closing and achieve 22 seconds before the end of the lot by Jenni even the highly acclaimed 7:6 - winning goal. Just ten years after the founding of the EV train was so Swiss first division.

With great expectations, the first season was put into the NLA in attack. Jorma Peltonen was a new player, coach and replaced Reto Stuppan, who had led the train of the first division to the NLA. To kick off against Bern came 8'375 spectators, making the stadium was sold out. However, the ECC lost the game 0-3 and up to the first victory should follow four more games. The euphoria and expectations of the ECCs were huge. However, the team could not meet them. Due to lack of quality in the offensive of the ECC lost many games just with one or two goals difference. By the eighth place in the table at the end of the season, the ECC had to say goodbye to the NLB after only one year in the House again. The following two seasons 1977/78 and 1978/79 playing the ECC again in the NLB quite successful and was twice runner-up NLB, but with no real opportunities for advancement.

The 1980s - Grey Mouse and renewed rise

In train people talked of rebuilding and committed to Jürg Roth sheep a young physical education teacher as their new coach. But instead of progress followed the crash in mediocrity. Sheep Roth turned out to be theorist who was never accepted by the team. They finished the season 1979/80 on top of the fifth. In the 1980/81 season the train made ​​another mistake. They committed instead Schafroth the ever when ECC failed Jorma Peltonen. An eighth place was the result, and in the relegation games you could save just before a descent, prompting coach and president resigned. The turmoil in the ECC went on and the train plunged in free fall in the first league. The new president and chief physician George Keiser had not only taken a sporty critically ill patients, but also a debt of 430,000 Swiss francs.

With a budget of just over half a million Swiss francs relegated took a new approach. After peace had returned to the club, was František Dum, a Czechoslovakian top coaches, committed to leading the EV train back up. On 4 March 1983, the ECC was again risen to the NLB. After 22 wins in as many games the ECC finished the championship on 12 February on the sovereign first place without loss point.

For NLB 1983/84 season the zugern succeeded with the transfer of Ivan Hlinka, one of the best hockey players of all time and Czechoslovak national hero, a renewed coup. Still could not establish themselves in the top half of the table you look at. It was not until 1986/87 Andy Murray took over as coach, the necessary fighting spirit brought with Colin Muller, Red Laurence and John Fritsche formed a powerful play forward line, succeeded in the promotion series against the Zurich SC, which was won with 2-1 games, the sensational and rather surprising rise in the NLA.

In contrast to the first visit to the NLA the team did not rise again from, but to the desired League receipt secured long before the end. The second NLA season in the ECC- story 1987/88 had been so easily mastered and also the 1988/89 season did not cause too big worry. The result was a fifth place in qualifying and the quarter -final exit in the playoffs against the HC Ambri -Piotta. However, the train had to digest before the season starts the departure of coach Andy Murray, who had followed the call of the National Hockey League and was hired as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The 1990s - The first league title

1989/90 took Fredy office as the new ECC- president and he was the club to form one of the most successful in the country. In the following four NLA seasons, the train qualified though always for the playoffs, but always failed in the quarterfinals. Only in the 1993/94 season led Björn Kindig ECCs after an excellent fourth place in qualifying in the playoff semi-finals. In the duel against Fribourg- Gottéron with Olympic champions Vyacheslav Bykov and Andrei Chomutow the ECC was eliminated, however. The following season, the players put on the ice to new heights. Under the new coaching duo Jim Koleff and Sean Simpson and playful directed by Ken Yaremchuk, Tom Fergus and Misko Antisin they reached the first place in qualifying. In the play-off final of the ECC was only stopped by series champion EHC Kloten. Despite the 1-3 defeat, the first runner-up title has upbeat. In the 1995/96 season, the ECC was set on the front positions, as the club was fourth in the qualification and was eliminated in the semi-final against Bern. A year later played the " Koleff guys " with second place in qualifying again a good season and was offensively strong stocked with Wes Walz and Bill McDougall. But even they could not help, for the first championship to the ECC. Again they lost in the playoff final, this time 1-3 against Bern.

1997/98 played the Zuger a strong qualification that you completed on the first rank earned. It started as a big favorite in the playoffs, but failed almost quarter-final against SC Rapperswil -Jona and the HC Ambri -Piotta in the semi-final. But the train escaped twice with 4:3 victories in the series against the clubs. In the final, then you could conquer the HC Davos 4-2 victories and became the first time in the club's history Swiss champion. Cornerstone of the master teams had an outstanding goalkeeper Ronnie Rueger, in defense of Patrick Sutter and André Kuenzi, storm Bill McDougall, Wes Walz, Misko Antisin, André Rötheli and Jörg Eberle. The zenith of the team, however, was exceeded and you could not hold together the champion team. In the following seasons 1998/99 and 1999/ 2000, the ECC was able to qualify twice for the play-off semi-final, but retired without much chance of winning the title.


Squad of the 2013/14 season

Placements NL A

Known player

  • Heinz Jenni (1973-1980, 1982-1984) - Internal scorer all time
  • Ivan Hlinka (1983-1985)
  • Red Laurence (1986-1991)
  • John Fritsche (1986-1991)
  • Andreas Ritsch (1990-1994)
  • Ken Yaremchuk (1990-1996)
  • Misko Antisin (1990-1998)
  • Tom Fergus (1993-1995)
  • Bill McDougall (1995-1998)
  • Wes Walz (1996-1999)
  • André Kuenzi (1990-2002)
  • Chris Tancill (1998-2004)
  • Kevin Todd (1998-1999)
  • Václav Zuna (2001-2002)
  • Claude Lemieux (2003-2004)
  • Mike Fisher (2004-2005)
  • Niko Kapanen (2004-2005)
  • Patrick Fischer (1992-1997, 2003-2006, 2007-2009)
  • Kamil Piroš (2006-2007)
  • Oleg Petrov (2004-2007)
  • Josh Holden (2008 -)
  • Andrei Bashkirov
  • Travis Green (2007-2008)


The EV train is located in the Bossard Arena, which for 7'015, of which 4'280 seats, spectators currently offers space. It was inaugurated on the 2010/11 season now and replaced the long-standing venue stadium Hertistrasse.

The stadium Hertistrasse was built in 1967 and then offered space for 8,200 spectators. The unofficial attendance record comes from the 1986/87 season as a supposedly 10,000 spectators in Hertistrasse Stadium saw the decisive climb game against the Zurich SC, or in 1975 /76 than in the relegation game to the National League A HC Arosa was a guest, and 9 ' 000 visitors flocked to the stadium Hertistrasse.

Official attendance records ( Hertistrasse Stadium )


The women of the EV train have played in the top two performance classes of Switzerland since the 1990s with varying degrees of success. In the 1990/91 season promotion to the power class A, where the team was able to lay down in the following years. 2001, just two years after the second championship title, but the descent was followed in the performance class B. Even if the club entered into a lottery syndicate with the EHC Seewen and already has 2002 finish the season as the B- Master, it was enough until the following year to Ascension, because in the Relegation 2001/ 02 Lugano was a class better.

After promotion back to the top flight, the team was, however, at the top fixed and could in 2004 and 2005 to purchase the champion and was thus also participants at the first IIHF European Women Champions Cup 2005, the European Cup in women's hockey, where the team was able to pick up the bronze medal. On 13 March 2007, the club announced that the women's team is disbanded after the 2006/07 season. The lack of recruits for the women's team and the various restructuring in the Swiss woman hockey in the recent years had prompted the ECC to take this step.