EV Zug were only founded in 1967 but have quickly become one of the largest ice hockey clubs in central Switzerland. They have been playing in the National League of Switzerland, previously named National League A, since 1988. They won the NLA Championship for the first time in 1997/98 and then again, this time back-to-back, in 2020/21 and 2021/22.
Zug has a promising talent pool with approximately 250 junior players and has established its own Ice Hockey Academy with an innovative education program. Their home rink, the Bossard Arena in Zug, is the most modern and sustainable arena in terms of solar energy in Switzerland and was only opened in 2010.
Zug have featured in all seven previous seasons of the CHL but have had trouble making it to the later stages of the competition. In 2018/19, Zug faired especially well in the Group Stage with 16 points from 5 wins and a sole overtime loss. They recorded the second-highest amount of points of all teams but were unable to advance past the Round of 16. They lost a promising lead to eventual finalists Red Bull Munich, losing on aggregate score.
In 2019/20 they went out to another team that went on to make the Final – this time Mountfield HK.
Despite entering 2021/22 off the back of a domestic championship, their first in over 20 years, Zug were unable to make the Playoffs from a group featuring eventual Champions Rögle Ängelholm and Semi-Finalists Red Bull Munich. After they managed to defend their league title in Switzerland, Zug will also return for the 2022/23 CHL season.
"Für blau und wiis"
'For blue and white' - slogan of EV Zug
- Founded in 1967
- Qualified for every CHL season so far
- Never been past the CHL Quarter-Finals
- Won back-to-back Swiss championships in 2020/21 & 2021/22
|2016/17||Round of 32|
|2017/18||Round of 16|
|2018/19||Round of 16|