ESV Kaufbeuren is a professional ice hockey team based in Kaufbeuren, Germany. They currently play in DEL2, the second level of ice hockey in Germany. Prior to the 2013–14 season they played in the 2nd Bundesliga.
|Home arena||erdgas schwaben arena|
|General manager||Michael Kreitl|
|Head coach||Andreas Brockmann|
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.
|Oberliga Süd 2007-08||52||29||5||—||3||—||18||99||210||155||4||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|Oberliga Süd 2008-09||62||38||5||—||4||—||15||284||184||97||3||Champions/|
|2nd Bundesliga 2009-10||52||16||3||1||4||7||21||67||151||181||10||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|2nd Bundesliga 2010–11||48||25||0||4||1||1||17||85||160||134||5||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|2nd Bundesliga 2011–12||48||22||3||1||3||1||18||78||159||155||5||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|Year||1st round||2nd round||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Finals|
|Eishockeypokal 2002–03||L, 1-3, Frankfurt Lions||—||—||—||—|
|Eishockeypokal 2003–04||L, 2-5, Frankfurt Lions||—||—||—||—|
|Eishockeypokal 2004–05||W, 3–0, Hamburg Freezers||L, 0-4, Landshut Cannibals||—||—||—|
|Eishockeypokal 2005–06||L, 1–2, Nürnberg Ice Tigers||—||—||—||—|
|Eishockeypokal 2006–07||L, 5–7, Augsburger Panther||—||—||—||—|
|Eishockeypokal 2007–08||L, 1-5, Augsburger Panther||—||—||—||—|
|DEB-Pokal 2009–10||—||L, 1-4, EV Ravensburg||—||—||—|
|DEB-Pokal 2010–11||L, 3-4, EV Ravensburg||—||—||—||—|
|DEB-Pokal 2011–12||L, 1-4, Heilbronner Falken||—||—||—||—|
- 2nd Bundesliga champion : 1959, 1969, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1991.
- "Liga" [League] (in German). DEL2. Retrieved 2013-11-23.