ESV Kaufbeuren

ESV Kaufbeuren is a professional ice hockey team based in Kaufbeuren, Germany. They currently play in DEL2,[1] the second level of ice hockey in Germany. Prior to the 2013–14 season they played in the 2nd Bundesliga.

ESV Kaufbeuren
CityKaufbeuren, Germany
Home arenaerdgas schwaben arena
(capacity: 3,100)
ColoursYellow, Red
General managerMichael Kreitl
Head coachAndreas Brockmann
Franchise history
1946–1994ESV Kaufbeuren
1994–1998Kaufbeurer Adler
1998–presentESV Kaufbeuren

The club was founded in 1946. In the first years, home matches were held on a natural ice field at the Kaiserweiher, before the club's first stadium with artificial ice was opened in 1956. On basis of this professional homestead the team became more successful and was relegated to the German highest league (Oberliga) for the first time.

In the sequel, the team has started continuously in Germany's highest leagues (Oberliga and Bundesliga) with various interruptions in the second division. In 1997, the professional hockey in Kaufbeuren collapsed when the Kaufbeurer Adler went bankrupt and had to stop gaming operation during the running DEL season 1997/1998.

With the 1998 new beginning in the lower-league (2. Liga Süd), the team's nicknamed Buron Joker. Since 2009 of Germany's second highest league (2. Bundesliga and later DEL2). Since 2017 the team is hosted in the new Erdgas Schwaben Arena.

Season records

Oberliga Süd 2007-0852295318992101554Lost in Quarterfinals
Oberliga Süd 2008-0962385415284184973Champions/
2nd Bundesliga 2009-1052163147216715118110Lost in Quarterfinals
2nd Bundesliga 2010–114825041117851601345Lost in Quarterfinals
2nd Bundesliga 2011–124822313118781591555Lost in Quarterfinals

Tournament Results

Year 1st round 2nd round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Eishockeypokal 2002–03L, 1-3, Frankfurt Lions
Eishockeypokal 2003–04L, 2-5, Frankfurt Lions
Eishockeypokal 2004–05W, 3–0, Hamburg FreezersL, 0-4, Landshut Cannibals
Eishockeypokal 2005–06L, 1–2, Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Eishockeypokal 2006–07L, 5–7, Augsburger Panther
Eishockeypokal 2007–08L, 1-5, Augsburger Panther
DEB-Pokal 2009–10L, 1-4, EV Ravensburg
DEB-Pokal 2010–11L, 3-4, EV Ravensburg
DEB-Pokal 2011–12L, 1-4, Heilbronner Falken


  • 2nd Bundesliga champion : 1959, 1969, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1991.


  1. "Liga" [League] (in German). DEL2. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
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