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EC Kassel Huskies

Club

EC Kassel Huskies

www.kassel-huskies.de 

Location

Kassel, Deutschland

 

Year of founding

1977

 

League

DEL2 (German Ice Hockey 2. League) since 2014/15 season

Arena

Kassel Ice Arena with ca. 6,100 spaces

Most notable achievements

  • German Vice Champion 1997
  • German Runner’s Up Cup Winner 2004
  • DEL2 Champion 2008 and 2016
  • DEL2 Vice Champion 2007
  • German Youth Champion 2004

2017-18 Roster (as of November 2017)

No. Nationality Player Position Date of Birth
30 GER Goalie Mirko Pantkowski 26.05.1988
31 GER Goalie Leon Hungerecker 03.04.1998
35 GER Goalie Markus Keller 19.08.1989
6 GER Defense Kevin Maginot FL 25.07.1994
22 GER Defense Marco Müller 22.11.1990
24 GER Defense John Rogl FL 03.05.1996
26 GER Defense Florian Kraus 12.09.1995
55 USA Defense Mike Little 12.11.1987
78 GER Defense Alexander Heinrich 30.08.1987
96 GER Defense André Reiss 17.05.1986
7 GER Forward Patrick Klöpper 12.03.1994
9 GER Forward Manuel Klinge (C) 05.09.1984
11 CAN/POL Forward Evan McGrath 14.01.1986
11 CZE Forward David Kuchejda (Tryout) 12.06.1987
13 GER Forward Michael Christ (A) 26.03.1989
17 GER Forward Toni Ritter 06.02.1990
23 GER Forward Thomas Merl 29.01.1992
29 GER/ITA Forward Adriano Carciola 19.12.1987
38 GER Forward Ricco Ratajczyk (Tryout) 08.02.1996
44 CAN Forward Stefan Della Rovere 25.02.1990
63 GER/ITA Forward Alex Lambacher 07.10.1996
64 CAN Forward Braden Pimm 28.12.1989
70 CAN/GER Forward Jens Meilleur 11.01.1993
84 GER Forward Lukas Koziol 22.04.1996
94 GER Forward Phil Hungerecker FL 03.04.1994
97 GER Forward Mark Ledlin FL 20.12.1997

C: Captain, A: Assistant captain, FL: Youth player with double license for DEL and DEL2

Head coach: Rico Rossi

EC Kassel Huskies at a glance

Since the 2016/17 season, WINGAS is the proud co-sponsor of the DEL2 club EC Kassel Huskies. Ice hockey is deeply rooted in the history and social life of the town of Kassel and is regarded as the region’s sporting “flagship”. Since the club’s founding in 1977, its many fans have followed the home matches in Kassel’s Ice Arena.

The Kassel Huskies are the founding members of the German Ice Hockey league (DEL) in which they proved themselves between 1994 and 2005. The team celebrated its most notable win in 1997 as German Vice Champion and, in 2004, as German Runner’s Up Cup winner. In the same year, the youth team of the Kassel Huskies won the championships.

Challenging years followed in which the club fell into the DEL2 due to a lack of sporting success. Here, however, the Huskies were able to maintain their place at the top thanks to their consistently strong performance. In the 2008/09 season they succeeded in climbing to the DEL again. After professional playing was temporarily stopped in 2010 for financial reasons, the Kassel Huskies have again been playing in the DEL2 since the 2014/15 season where they won the championship title in the 2015/16 season.