FANDOM


EC Kitzbuhel
EC Kitzbuhel
City: Kitzbühel, Austria
League: Inter-National League
Founded: 1910
Home Arena: Sportpark Kapserbrucke

EC Kitzbühel is an ice hockey team in Kitzbühel, Austria. They currently play in the Inter-National League, a multi-national competition featuring teams from Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.

HistoryEdit

Ice hockey was first played in Kitzbühel at the Grand Hotels Ice Rink on January 16, 1909. The match was between Innsbrucker EV and DEHG Prag. On January 31, IEV played against a team of English guests in Kitzbühel.

The original ice hockey team in Kitzbühel, Kitzbüheler Sport Club, was founded in 1910. The club joined the Austrian Ice Hockey Federation (OEHV) as a provisional member in December 1924. It withdrew from the federation in February 1927, was a full member again by 1930, and was expelled by the association board on November 11, 1932. They had taken part solely in friendly matches.

The Kitzbüheler Eislauf Verein was founded in 1933 and joined the OEHV the same year. The club played friendly matches during the 1933 and 1934 seasons, before being renamed Kitzbüheler Eishockey Club in December 1934. The association was recognized as a successor to KEV by the OEHV on December 8, 1934. KEC participated in the Provincial Championship in 1934-35, finishing first in the 2. Klasse - Western Group, but adverse weather conditions prevented them from competing in the 1935-36 season.

After World War II, the club was rebuilt and professionally organized. It won the ASKO-Staatsliga in 1949, 1952, and 1954. Their 1952 title was so unexpected that medals had already been made to present to the favored squad from Vienna. They had to be hastily altered with lime green paint to present to Kitzbühel at the awards ceremony

From 1955-1973, Kitzbühel played in the Austrian Hockey League, the top level of ice hockey in Austria, in its various forms. They reached the final of the championship in 1957, losing to EK Engelmann Wien. In 1960-61, the club played as a Salzburg-Kitzbühel combination. Kitzbühel was relegated to the Austrian Oberliga following a last-placed finish in 1972-73.

They earned the title of Tiroler Landesmeister in 1987-88 and returned to the second-tier Austrian National League the following year. They won the Oberliga when it was played a second-level competition in 1996 and went on to win it as a third-tier league in 2004 and 2005.

The club joined the Tiroler Landesliga in 2005 and lost in the final to EC Wattens. They exacted revenge on Wattens the following year, by defeating them in the final to win the new Tiroler Eliteliga championship.

In 2014, the club won the third-tier Nationale Amateur Hockey Liga, thus earning a spot in the multi-national Inter-National League for 2014-15.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Pre-1959 results incomplete

Season League GP W T L GF-GA Pts Rank Playoffs
1955-56 ÖEHL - - - - - 6 2 None
1956-57 ÖEHL - - - - - - - Lost final
1957-581 ÖEHL - - - - - - - None
1958-59 ÖEHL 10 5 0 5 78:36 10 3 None
1959-60 ÖEHL 10 6 1 3 90:41 13 3 None
1960-61 ÖEHL 10 4 0 6 37:43 8 3 None
1961-62 ÖEHL 11 6 0 5 53:40 12 4 None
1962-63 ÖEHL 12 6 0 6 60:45 12 4 None
1963-64 ÖEHL 6 0 0 6 14:51 0 4 None
1964-65 ÖEHL 7 3 0 4 29:36 4 8 Qualified for final round
1965-66 ÖEHL 12 2 0 10 28:56 4 4 None
1966-67 ÖEHL 16 6 2 8 63:77 14 3 None
1967-68 ÖEHL 10 4 3 3 38:31 11 3 None
1968-69 ÖEHL 12 4 0 8 39:66 8 6 Playouts
1969-70 ÖEHL 14 6 2 6 56:48 14 5 Playouts
1970-71 ÖEHL 28 12 1 15 129:137 25 5 None
1971-72 ÖEHL 28 9 3 16 83:109 21 7 None
1972-73 ÖEHL 28 3 1 24 74:217 7 8 Relegated to Oberliga

1. Two results from matches involving EC Kitzbühel are unknown, preventing a definitive final table from being constructed.

AchievementsEdit

  • ASKÖ-Staatsliga champion: 1949, 1952, 1954.
  • Austrian Oberliga champion: 1996, 2004, 2005.
  • Tiroler Landesmeister: 1988, 2007.
  • Nationale Amateur Hockey Liga champion: 2014.

ReferencesEdit

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.