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 in 1997/98 and have reached the league semi-finals 11 times since – including reaching the finals in 2016/17 and 2018/19.
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.
Despite being a founding club and featuring in all six previous seasons of the CHL, the club has 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.
"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 Quarter-Finals
- Finished inside the Swiss League's top four every year since 2015
|2016/17||Round of 32|
|2017/18||Round of 16|
|2018/19||Round of 16|