The Frankfurt Lions were a German professional men's ice hockey club from Frankfurt, Germany that played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. The club ceased operations in 2010 due to financial difficulty.

Frankfurt Lions
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CityFrankfurt
LeagueDEL (1994–2010)
Founded1959
Folded2010
Home arenaEissporthalle Frankfurt
(capacity: 6,946)
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Franchise history
Frankfurt Lions

HistoryEdit

The hockey team was founded as a section of the renowned sports club Eintracht Frankfurt in 1959. After the section split from the club on March 5, 1991, the hockey team was renamed the Frankfurter ESC "Die Löwen" (meaning The Lions). When the DEL formed in 1994, the team became known as the Frankfurt Lions. It experienced its greatest success in 2004 when it won the DEL, but folded in 2010 after having had their licence revoked and was replaced by a new club, the Löwen Frankfurt.[1]

Retired numbersEdit

SuccessesEdit

The Lions won the DEL championship in 2004.

Position Name
Goaltenders: Ian Gordon, Marc Dillmann
Defensemen: Peter Ratchuk, Paul Stanton, François Bouchard, Jonas Stöpfgeshoff, Mikael Magnusson, Sebastian Klenner, Markus Jocher, Daniel Peters, Michael Bresagk
Forwards: Pat Lebeau, Jesse Belanger, Jason Young, Dwayne Norris, David Gosselin, Martin Reichel, Jamie Sargent, Mike Harder, Michael Hackert, [Jeff Simison],David Sulkovsky, Christian Kohmann, Mark Etz, Robert Francz, Jan Hemmes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Löwen Frankfurt". www.del-2-eventgame.org (in German). Archived from the original on 27 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.loewen-frankfurt.de/aktuelles/details/article/von-loewen-zu-loewen-trevor-erhardt-und-jukka-tammi-kommen/