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EHC Kloten is an ice hockey team based in the city of Kloten in Switzerland.

The team was called the Kloten Flyers between 2000 and 2016.

EHC Kloten won four consecutive Swiss championships from 1993 to 1996.

The team had one of the worst attendances of the National League for the 2016-17 season, averaging only 5,229 spectators over their 25 regular season home games.

History


EHC Kloten was founded by a group seven members, led by Emil Hegner, on December 3, 1934.

When EHC Kloten began to participate in the championship, they had to start in the lowest league, as usual.

In 1967, they became the champions for the first time, headed by their Czech coach Vladimir Kobera.

The team has remained in the highest Swiss league since their promotion and are the longest-serving team in the NL.

For the 1998-99 season the former Russian ice hockey player Vladimir Yurzinov was asked to become the new coach.

In October 2004, Yurzinov was released as their coach.

During the 2008-2009 season, the Flyers swept both HC Geneve-Servette and EV Zug in the playoffs before losing the playoff final against HC Davos in seven games.

The club has a well known junior program.

The team's name was changed back from Kloten Flyers to EHC Kloten for the 2016–17 NLA season [12] after the club had been taken over by businessman Hans-Ulrich Lehmann and Rene Burger who bought the organization from the owner group Avenir Sports Entertainment.

On February 1, 2017, the team won the first Swiss Cup of its history against Geneve-Servette HC in a packed Swiss Arena.

Honors


Players


Updated July 20, 2017. [3] [4] [5]

  • 4 Marco Klöti, defenceman 1992-2007
  • 7 Peter Schlagenhauf, winger 1969-1994
  • 13 Rene Burger, center 1973-1975
  • 20 Reto Pavoni, goaltender 1989-2002
  • 21 Roman Wäger, winger 1971-1998
  • 24 Felix Hollenstein, winger 1985-2002, assistant coach since 2006
  • 26 Mikael Johansson, center 1992-1997
  • 32 Anders Eldebrink, defenceman 1990-1995, head coach since 2006

Notable coaches


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