ERC Ingolstadt (Eishockey-und-Rollschuh club) (German pronunciation: [ aɪshɔkeː ʊnt ʁɔlʃuː klʊp]) is a German professional ice hockey club that plays in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Commonly known as the Panthers, the team plays its home games at the Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt.

ERC Ingolstadt
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CityIngolstadt, Germany
LeagueDeutsche Eishockey Liga
Founded1964
Home arenaSaturn Arena
Colors              
General managerLarry Mitchell
Head coachDoug Shedden
CaptainDustin Friesen
Websiteerc-ingolstadt.de

HistoryEdit

ERC Ingolstadt was promoted to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 2002 after three consecutive years of playing in the championship finals of Germany's second-tier hockey league, the 2.Bundesliga.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Ingolstadt signed National Hockey League (NHL) players Marco Sturm, Andy McDonald, Jamie Langenbrunner and Aaron Ward. Other well-known NHL alumni include goaltender Jimmy Waite, Yves Sarault, Patric Hörnqvist and Jason Holland.

In the 2008–09 season, the team took part in the famous Spengler Cup.[1]

ERC Ingolstadt won its first and only DEL championship in 2014 as an overwhelming underdog entering the playoffs. After finishing in ninth place in the regular season, the Panthers knocked out the three-time defending league champions Eisbären Berlin in overtime of the final game of the playoff qualification round. In the first round of the playoffs, the team of head coach Niklas Sundblad then shocked second-seeded Krefeld Pinguine in five games and then eliminated Hamburg Freezers, who had finished the regular season in first place, in six games. In the championship final, Ingolstadt defeated Kölner Haie in seven games, with goaltender Timo Pielmeier recording a 27-save shutout in Game 7.

By virtue of winning the DEL championship, ERC Ingolstadt was invited to play in the 2014–15 Champions Hockey League.

Season recordsEdit

 
Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt, home ice of the Panthers.
Season Games Won Lost Tie OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Rank Playoffs
2002–03 52 21 24 7 0 - 65 122 135 12 No Playoffs
2003–04 52 31 19 0 2 - 92 132 118 7 Lost in Semifinals
2004–05 52 31 18 0 3 - 91 149 139 5 Lost in Semifinals
2005–06 52 33 17 - 0 2 98 162 120 2 Lost in Quarterfinals
2006–07 52 30 16 - 2 4 94 180 146 4 Lost in Quarterfinals
2007–08 56 30 22 - 3 1 83 180 190 10 Lost in Premliminary Finals
2008–09 52 22 24 - 4 2 68 144 155 12 No Playoffs
2009–10 56 31 22 - 3 0 89 205 181 7 Lost in Semifinals
2010–11 52 28 20 - 1 3 79 153 143 6 Lost in Quarterfinals
2011–12 52 26 16 - 2 3 93 168 150 2 Lost in Semifinals
2012–13 52 21 18 - 3 2 84 161 149 6 Lost in Quarterfinals
2013–14 52 21 22 - 4 2 75 138 149 9 Champions
2014–15 52 29 17 - 3 2 94 182 152 3 Lost in Final
2015–16 52 23 22 - 4 3 76 155 161 8 Lost in premliminary playoffs
2016–17 52 24 22 - 2 4 76 159 157 7 Lost in premliminary playoffs
2017–18 52 20 19 - 3 2 79 147 137 4 Lost in Quarterfinals
2018–19 52 23 19 - 2 1 86 158 152 5 Lost in Quarterfinals

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 21 November 2019.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
22   Matt Bailey C/LW L 28 2019 Oakbank, Canada
13   Mike Collins (A) LW L 29 2017 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
9   Jerry D'Amigo RW L 28 2018 Binghamton, New York, United States
89   Hans Detsch LW L 25 2019 Landsberg am Lech, Germany
23   Maury Edwards D R 32 2018 Rocky Rapids, Alberta, Canada
61   David Elsner RW R 27 2015 Landshut, Germany
81   Kris Foucault LW L 29 2019 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
14   Dustin Friesen (C) D L 36 2014 Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada
92   Mirko Höfflin RW L 27 2019 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
7   Colton Jobke D L 27 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
10   Ville Koistinen D L 37 2018 Oulu, Finland
53   Brandon Mashinter LW L 31 2018 Bradford, Ontario, Canada
16   Brett Olson (A) C R 32 2017 Duluth, Minnesota, United States
40   Darin Olver (A) C L 34 2017 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
51   Timo Pielmeier G L 30 2013 Deggendorf, Germany
27   Garret Pruden D R 21 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany
32   Jochen Reimer G L 34 2017 Mindelheim, Germany
97   Simon Schütz D L 22 2016 Regensburg, Germany
21   Wayne Simpson RW R 30 2019 Oakville, Ontario, Canada
37   Sean Sullivan D L 35 2017 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
17   Petr Tatícek RW/C L 36 2014 Rakovník, Czechoslovakia
5   Fabio Wagner (A) D L 24 2014 Landshut, Germany
33   Tim Wohlgemuth C L 20 2018 Landsberg am Lech, Germany


HonorsEdit

ChampionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "25 Years Later: Dynamo wins Spengler Cup!". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  2. ^ "ERC Ingolstadt > Team > Mannschaft" (in German). www.erc-ingolstadt.de. 2016-07-16. Retrieved 2016-07-16.

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