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Genève-Servette

Genève-Servette HC's history predates Swiss Ice Hockey Federation as it was founded in 1905. In fact, it was only the Servette part of the club - the Geneva came one year later, and both entities are founding members of the SIHF. Servette was the better of the two clubs as it had the money, while Geneva folded several times, came back and changed names a few times. In 1959, Servette did something remarkable by winning the Swiss Cup as a B-League member against Neuchatel (Cup holder and A-League member). In 1963, as both clubs struggled in the B-League, they decided to unite their strength and renamed themselves GSHC. The team earned a promotion to the A-League (now Swiss League) in 1964, and then placed second five times in a six-year span. GSHC won another Swiss Cup in 1972 (the last to date) before being relegated in 1975 followed by years of struggles. The club earned a new promotion in 2002 after a perfect playoff run. Since then, GSHC has only missed the playoffs twice.

The team's long-term coach Chris McSorley has stepped back from his role as Head Coach but remains as General Manager. Since 2019, former U20 coach Patrick Emond has been in charge of the team.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1905
  • One of the oldest teams in Europe
  • Les Vernets arena built in 1958
  • First CHL qualification since 2015

 

CHL Record

SeasonStage
2014/15Round of 16
2015/16Group Stage

 

 
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