SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers

The SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers are a professional ice hockey club from Rapperswil, Switzerland and are members of the National League.

SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
2019–20 NL season
CityRapperswil, Switzerland
LeagueNational League
Founded1945
Home arenaSt. Galler Kantonalbank Arena
Colors              
General managerJanick Steinmann
Head coachJeff Tomlinson
AffiliatesHC Thurgau
Websitewww.lakers.ch
Franchise history
1945–2005SC Rapperswil-Jona
2005–2015Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
2015–presentSC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers

History

The Lakers were founded in 1945 and were known as SC Rapperswil-Jona until 2005, when the club changed its name to Rapperswil-Jona Lakers and then again changed their name to SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in 2015.[1] They play their home games at St. Galler Kantonalbank Arena.

NHL veteran Doug Gilmour skated for the Lakers during the NHL lockout-shortened season in 1994.

The Lakers had survived relegation in every NLA season since last making the playoffs in 2007–08 until the 2014–15 season, when they were swept by the SCL Tigers in the promotion/relegation round. They returned to the Swiss League for the 2015–16 season.

In 2017–18 season, the Lakers claimed the Swiss Cup, while also finishing victorious in the Swiss League Championship against EHC Olten and the promotion round against EHC Kloten marking their return to the National League after three years in the minor leagues.

Honors

Champions

Players

Current roster

Updated 18 July 2019.[2][3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
51 Noël Bader G L 23 2018 Langenbruck, Switzerland
14 Corsin Casutt LW L 35 2016 Chur, Switzerland
Roman Červenka C/LW L 33 2019 Praha, Czech Republic
32 Kevin Clark RW R 31 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
13 Mauro Dufner D L 24 2019 Thurgau, Switzerland
23 Nico Dünner C L 25 2019 Emmenbrücke, Switzerland
Dominik Egli D R 21 2019 Frauenfeld, Switzerland
85 Sandro Forrer LW L 22 2019 Steckborn, Switzerland
45 Jorden Gähler D R 26 2017 Seengen, Switzerland
38 Nico Gurtner D L 23 2016 Bern, Switzerland
10 Cedric Hächler D R 26 2018 Seengen, Switzerland
81 Fabio Hollenstein C L 22 2018 Frauenfeld, Switzerland
12 Cedric Hüsler LW L 25 2011 Bubikon, Switzerland
79 Danny Kristo RW R 29 2018 Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
91 Michael Loosli LW L 24 2019 Boll, Switzerland
11 Fabian Maier D L 28 2016 Thurgau, Switzerland
28 Jan Mosimann LW R 25 2017 Biel, Switzerland
16 Martin Ness C R 26 2017 Basel, Switzerland
60 Melvin Nyffeler G L 24 2017 Volketswil, Switzerland
41 Leandro Profico D L 29 2014 Chur, Switzerland
20 Flurin Randegger D L 31 2019 Basel, Switzerland
19 Andrew Rowe C L 31 2019 Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
44 Roman Schlagenhauf C L 30 2018 Zürich, Switzerland
67 Florian Schmuckli D L 26 2017 Baar, Switzerland
86 Kay Schweri LW L 22 2018 Zürich, Switzerland
68 Andri Spiller LW L 24 2018 Hünenberg, Switzerland
55 Daniel Vukovic D R 33 2019 North York, Ontario, Canada
9 Casey Wellman RW R 32 2018 Brentwood, California, United States

References

  1. "New chapter for the Lakers - different name and new logo". swisshockeynew.ch. June 24, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  2. "Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Team roster" (in German). www.lakers.ch. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  3. "Rapperswil-Jona Lakers team" (in German). www.nationalleague.ch. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  4. "Rapperswil-Jona Lakers équipe" (in French). www.nationalleague.ch. Retrieved 2012-09-30.

Pascal Wüst

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