HC Bolzano were founded in 1933 as one of the first ice hockey clubs in the northern part of Italy. Starting in the 1947/48 season, Bolzano played in 65 consecutive editions of the Italian Championship until the 2012/13 season. During this period the club reached the finals 34 times, winning the championship 19 times.
In the 2013/14 season, the club switched leagues to participate in the international EBEL league, and won the championship in their debut season. Previously, the club also won the international Alpenliga in 1993/94, and the 6 Nations Cup in 1994/95. Additionally, Bolzano participated twice at the IIHF European Hockey League, 12 times at the IIHF European Cup, and three times at the IIHF Continental Cup.
Several NHL players were part of the roster during lockouts; the most famous players include Jaromír Jágr, Eric Belanger and Niklas Hjalmarsson.
In 2014 HCB became the first foreign team to win the EBEL, and in 2018 they repeated that feat. In both cases, it was a final game win over rivals Red Bull Salzburg on the road that gave the foxes the title!
Their last championship season run was all the more notable, as in late November the side were last in the league standings.
In their last CHL campaign in 2018/19, the Italian side reached the CHL Playoffs where they were eliminated by later Semi-Finalists HC Pilsen in the Round of 16.
"85 years & still not tired"
Official slogan of HC Bolzano
- Founded in 1993
- Two ICE-HL Championships
- Only team from Italy to play in the CHL
- Have been as far as the CHL Round of 16
|2018/19||Round of 16|