HCB Ticino Rockets

HC Biasca Ticino Rockets is a Swiss professional ice hockey team who play in Biasca of the Riviera in the canton of Ticino. They have played since the 2016–17 season in the Swiss League (SL), the second tier of the main professional ice hockey league in Switzerland, behind the National League.

HCB Ticino Rockets
2019–20 Swiss League season
CityBiasca, Switzerland
LeagueSwiss League
Founded1987 (1987)
Home arenaRaiffeisen BiascArena
Colors              
General managerSébastien Reuille
Head coachAlex Reinhard
AffiliatesHC Ambrì-Piotta
HC Lugano
Websitetirockets.ch
Franchise history
1987–2005HC Iragna
2005–2007HC Iragna 3 Valli
2007–2016HC Biasca 3 Valli
2016–presentHCB Ticino Rockets

History

The club was originally founded in 1987 as HC Iragna. Later it was renamed HC Biasca 3 Valli. Since 1992, the franchise has played in the Pista di ghiacco di Biasca, which was renamed in 2016 Raiffeisen BiascArena.[1]

After winning the Swiss Regio league in 2016, HC Biasca submitted an application to play in the National League B. After approval, the club was renamed the HCB Ticino Rockets, with the purpose to serve as an affiliate club to shareholders and National League clubs' HC Ambrì-Piotta and HC Lugano.[2]

Honors

Swiss Regio League: (1) 2016

References

  1. "Biasca ice rink renamed the Raiffeisen BiascArena" (in Italian). HCB Ticino Rockets. September 7, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  2. "EVZ Academy and HCB Ticino Rockets will be joining the NLB next year" (in German). watson.ch. April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 2, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)


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