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EHC Biel-Bienne

EHC Biel-Bienne, a team with two names given the town’s location on the border between Germanophone and Francophone Switzerland, were established in 1939 and play out of the Tissot Arena, a nod to the city’s long tradition of being the centre of Swiss watchmaking.

After winning three National League A titles in six years between 1978 and 1983, EHC Biel-Bienne spent a significant number of years in Switzerland's second tier, only returning to the top level of Swiss hockey in 2008/09. They struggled at the start, but recent years have seen a rise in confidence and form. They finished third in the regular season and made it all the way to the semi-finals in 2017/18.

Their form carried on into 2018/19 as they repeated their semi-final appearance and finished fourth in the regular season, and followed that up with a fifth-place finish in 2019/20. Both finishes earned them their first two trips to the Champions Hockey League. In their first appearance, they nearly made it to the Semi-Finals but fell in overtime to the eventual-champion Frölunda Indians in heartbreaking fashion.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1939
  • Reached the CHL Quarter-Finals in 2019/20
  • Won Swiss titles in 1978, 1981 & 1983
  • Returned to top Swiss division in 2008

CHL Record

SeasonStage
2019/20Quarter-Finals
 
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