Lausanne Hockey Club were founded in 1922 in Switzerland's 4th largest city - Lausanne. The Vaudoise arena, their home arena, has a capacity of 9,600 and was constructed as part of the city’s bid for the 2020 IIHF World Championship.
After success in the first half of the 20th century, where the club were regulars in the Swiss top flight, they suffered relegation to the second tier (National League B) in 1957 and spent the majority of the second half of the 20th century there. They managed a few short spells in the Swiss top flight but never sustained participation.
The early 2000’s saw a rise in form - the club were regarded as one of the best in National League B and regularly fought for promotion. Their long sought-after reward finally came in the 2012/13 season when they not only won the National League B championship, their 7th in club history, but most importantly earner promotion to the National League for the 2013/14 season. They have stayed there ever since and have made it to the playoff quarterfinals on four occasions.
The 2018/19 season was one to remember for fans and players alike, as the club jumped from a 10th place finish in the regular season the year prior to a 3rd place finish resulting in their first ever CHL qualification.
In their debut CHL season, Lausanne topped their group and made it all the way to the Quarter-Finals where they were eliminated by Luleå Hockey.
- Founded in 1922
- Promoted to the NL in 2013
- Based in Lausanne - Switzerland's 4th largest city