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Genève-Servette HC
Founded 1905
Home ice Patinoire des Vernets
Based in Geneva, Switzerland
Colours Red and yellow
League Nationalliga A
Head coach Chris McSorley
General manager Anders Olson

Genève-Servette HC, (also called "Servette" or "GSHC") is a professional ice hockey team based in Geneva, Switzerland, they compete in the Swiss Nationalliga A.

History

  • 1905 : Foundation of Servette FC's ice hockey section.
  • 1954 : The club benefits of artificial ice for the first time, in the "Pavillon des Sports". Until then, Servette had to receive its opponents in Lausanne or au Pont. The first match on the new artificial ice sees Servette play Urania Genève Sport (UGS).
  • 1956 : First promotion in Swiss National League B.
  • 1958 : Inauguration of the new ice rink called "Les Vernets".
  • 1959 : Servette wins the "Swiss Cup" after beating Neuchâtel-Sports Young Sprinters HC 7-3 in the final, in front of 11,820 fans, it is a crowd record for a hockey game in Les Vernets.
  • 1963 : Creation of Genève-Servette HC after the fusion of the ice hockey sections of Servette & UGS.
  • 1975 : Back to the Swiss National League B.
  • 1980 : Falls to 1. Liga (3rd division).
  • 1995 : Promoted to National League B again, after a victory over Luzern.
  • 2001 : Promoted to National League A, after a successful series (4-0) over Chur in the final.
  • 2008 : On 24 March 2008, the GSHC reaches the Swiss National League A final for the first time in its history, after a clear win over HC Fribourg-Gottéron in the semi-finals (4-1 in the series).

Awards

Swiss vice champions
  • 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 2008
Swiss Cup
  • 1959, 1972

External links

  • Team's Genève-Servette HC Website
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