The Straubing Tigers is a professional men's ice hockey team, based in Straubing, Germany, that competes in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Straubing plays its home games at the Eisstadion am Pulverturm, which has a capacity of 5,800 spectators.

Straubing Tigers
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CityStraubing
LeagueDeutsche Eishockey Liga
Founded1941 (as Bann Straubing)
Home arenaEisstadion am Pulverturm
(capacity: 5,730)
Colours         
General managerJason Dunham
Head coachTom Pokel
CaptainSandro Schönberger
Affiliate(s)Starbulls Rosenheim
Websitewww.straubing-tigers.de
Franchise history
Straubing Tigers

Promoted to the DEL in 2006, and operating with one of the league's smallest budgets, the team could finish no better than twelfth before the 2011–12 DEL season, when it reached the semi-finals of the playoffs.


HistoryEdit

Bann Straubing (1941 - 1943)Edit

In 1941, the then 14 year old Max Pielmaier and his friends Max Pellkofer and Harry Poiger founded the first hockey team in Straubing. The first official game took place on the first of February 1942 in Hof and was lost with 0:1. In the following year there were several games against other bavarian teams. The game against Landshut on January 31. 1943 was the last game during the second World War, because the young players also had to join the military since then.

TSV 1861 Straubing (1946 - 1981)Edit

After the end of the war the players of Bann Straubing decided to join the TSV 1861 Straubing. Their home games were played on a pond near the medieval Pulverturm (powder tower) in Straubing where the ice stadium "Eisstadion am Pulverturm" is located today.

The construction of the "Eisstadion am Pulverturm" began in 1967 and consisted of an open ice rink surrounded by stands. The first game in the new arena was played on the 13. November 1967 against Preussen Berlin. The TSV Straubing started their first Season in the Kunsteis-Bayernliga where they got to the second place. The TSV straubing rose to the Regionalliga (3. league) in 1970 and the Oberliga (2. league) in 1971, but had to go back to the third league when the 2. Bundesliga, which replaced the Oberliga, was founded with less teams than the Oberliga had. They got back to the 2. league in 1975 with two playoff victories against the EV Regensburg.

EHC Straubing (1981 - 2002)Edit

The EHC Straubing was founded when the hockey team split from the TSV Straubing in 1981. The ice stadium belongs to the city Straubing since the foundation of the EHC Straubing. Although the EHC reached the 7. place in the Season 1982/83 they had to start again in 4. league because of financial problems. The EHC Straubing adapted the nickname "Die Tiger" (the tigers) in 1994 and mainly played in the third league until they rose back to the second league in the year 2000. The professional section split from the EHC Straubing when it had to register bankruptcy in April 2002 and the Straubing Tigers AG was founded. Since then the EHC trains the junior teams of the Straubing Tigers and also contains a hobby team.

Straubing Tigers (since 2002)Edit

After Straubing had lost the finals of the second league against EV Duisburg in 2005, they won the championship in 2006 and rose to the DEL for the first time in history. Straubing is by far the smallest Town which has a Team in the DEL and also has one of the lowest budget in the entire league. When the Straubing Tigers reached a playoff rank for the first time in 2012 they miraculously won the quarter finals against the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg with a sweep and got to the semifinals where they lost to the later german champion Eisbären Berlin. Even with one of the lowest budgets Straubing regularly manages to get to the playoffs since 2012 and set a new personal points record in 2018/19.

Season recordsEdit

Season Games Won OTW SOW Lost OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Rank Playoffs
2006–07 52 12 4 4 28 3 1 56 135 189 12 No Playoffs
2007–08 56 12 0 4 34 4 2 50 132 197 14 No Playoffs
2008–09 52 17 3 4 25 1 2 68 144 164 13 No Playoffs
2009–10 56 18 3 2 27 0 6 70 149 193 13 No Playoffs
2010–11 52 15 5 4 24 3 1 67 145 159 13 No Playoffs
2011–12 52 20 4 4 20 1 3 80 161 151 6 Lost in semifinals
2012–13 52 21 2 2 23 2 2 74 133 145 9 Lost in first round
2013–14 52 17 2 1 23 3 6 63 136 153 12 No Playoffs
2014–15 52 10 1 4 32 2 3 45 103 168 13 No Playoffs
2015–16 52 22 1 2 24 2 1 75 147 159 9 Lost in first round
2016–17 52 18 3 0 24 4 3 67 147 168 9 Lost in first round
2017–18 52 17 0 2 27 2 4 61 137 177 13 No Playoffs
2018–19 52 21 3 3 19 5 1 81 159 151 8 Lost in Wild Card

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated July 18, 2019.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
62   Sena Acolatse D R 29 2018 Hayward, California, United States
  Chase Balisy RW L 28 2019 Fullerton, California, United States
92   Marcel Brandt LW L 27 2018 Dingolfing, Germany
  Tim Brunnhuber C L 21 2019 Eggenfelden, Germany
22   Mike Connolly C L 30 2015 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
9   Stephan Daschner D R 31 2018 Ingolstadt, Germany
33   Fredrik Eriksson D L 36 2018 Örebro, Sweden
23   Vladislav Filin LW L 24 2018 Omsk, Russia
55   Maximilian Gläßl D L 22 2018 Marktredwitz, Germany
29   Mitchell Heard C L 27 2018 Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
19   Christoph Kiefersauer LW L 22 2018 Bad Tölz, Germany
  Benedikt Kohl D R 31 2019 Berchtesgaden, Germany
28   Antoine Laganiere LW L 29 2018 L'Île-Cadieux, Quebec, Canada
13   Stefan Loibl RW R 23 2014 Straubing, Germany
21   Kael Mouillierat C L 32 2018 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
15   T.J. Mulock RW R 34 2018 Langley, British Columbia, Canada
42   Max Renner D R 27 2016 Rosenheim, Germany
27   Sandro Schönberger LW L 33 2009 Weiden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
10   Benedikt Schopper D L 34 2018 Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Germany
  Travis Turnbull C R 33 2019 Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
25   Sebastian Vogl G L 33 2017 Landshut, Germany
18   Jeremy Williams RW R 36 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
37   Jeff Zatkoff G L 32 2018 Detroit, Michigan, United States
52   Sven Ziegler RW R 25 2018 Nürnberg, Germany


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Straubing Tigers team roster" (in German). Straubing Tigers. 2019-05-21. Retrieved 2019-05-21.

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