Foxes Duisburg

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Foxes Duisburg
Foxes Duisburg
Greatest successes
Club information
history Duisburger SC (1971–1987)
Duisburger SV (1987–1991)
EV Duisburg (1991–2004)
Füchse Duisburg (since 2004)
Nickname The Foxes
Parent club Eissportverein Duisburg eV
(Young Foxes Duisburg)
Club colors Black - red
league Regionalliga West
Venue Jomizu Arena
capacity 3,800 seats (including 800 seats)
Head coach Dieter Hegen , Ulrich Egen
captain David Cespiva
Season  2019/20 8th place orienteering north / retreat

The Füchse Duisburg is an ice hockey team from Duisburg that played in the German Ice Hockey League from the 2005/06 season to the 2008/09 season . The foxes were known as EV Duisburg , the successor to the ice hockey departments of Duisburger SC , before they were outsourced to the Duisburg ice sports club “Die Füchse” GmbH . After the end of the 2008/09 season , the GmbH filed for bankruptcy. A requested participation of the company's game operations with a team in the 2nd Bundesliga turned out to be impossible and led to the withdrawal of the participation request . The parent club, in which the young, women's and amateur teams are also organized, is EV Duisburg eV The Foxes play their home games in the Jomizu Arena , which can seat 3,800 people , the club colors are black and red.


The beginnings and the march into the 2nd Bundesliga

In 1971 the club was founded as the ice hockey department of Duisburger SC Kaiserberg from 1947 (DSC), the ice hockey department was spun off in 1981 as Duisburger SC Eishockey. In 1987 the DSC went bankrupt, so the club was re-established in 1987 as the Duisburg Ice Skating Club 1987 (DSV). During the 1991/92 season, the club went bankrupt again and was withdrawn from the game. 1991 began the new beginning in the lowest division. The EV Duisburg was founded on November 27, 1991, the first game played by the "Füchse" on February 2, 1992 in the qualifying round for the state league. The EVD rose quickly and reached the 2nd Bundesliga in 2001. In 2004 the professional gaming operations were spun off into a GmbH. The amateur and young talent department remained in the " eV ", which is supported as the parent club by the GmbH . A year later, the second in the preliminary round won the final series of the play-offs against the Straubing Tigers in a " sweep " (play-off series without defeat) and rose to the DEL , the highest German division. This means that Duisburg ice hockey is first class again after 24 years, as the DSC played in the top German league from 1979 to 1981, at that time the 1st Bundesliga. In the 1980/81 season, however, the DSC was involved in the great “ passport forger scandal ”, so that all points were deducted from the team. In the end, the remaining rump team only earned two points and was relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga.

After Duisburger SV had to file for bankruptcy during the 1991/92 season , the successor club EV Duisburg was founded. Its new logo was the fox, which was copied from the Lausitz foxes from Weißwasser . The club first had to start in the state league, but was able to prevail in its first season and advance to the NRW league. At that time, the former hobby club EC Duisburg was temporarily the highest-ranking ice hockey club in the city as a regional league team. A planned merger of the two clubs did not materialize; In 1993 the ECD was dissolved. The NRW-Liga was not a major problem for the EVD either. In the end, the team took first place again and was thus athletically qualified for the Regionalliga Nord. For the 1994/95 season , the team rose to the 1st League North. Seven years later, the Duisburg team reached the play-offs. In the play-off round of 16 they celebrated three clear victories against EV Landshut and moved into the quarter-finals. There the EVD met the Ratinger Ice Aliens , who were also swept with 3-0 wins . The semi-finals were supposed to be much more difficult and in the end it was lost with 2: 3 games against EV Regensburg . Nevertheless, the management was given the opportunity to move up to the 2nd Bundesliga as a successor. Since EC Wilhelmshaven had withdrawn to the Regionalliga Nord-Ost and the Erding Jets were downgraded from the 2nd Bundesliga to the Oberliga, this had become possible. Those responsible took the chance and rose to the second highest German league.

The first year in the 2nd Bundesliga was a tremendous game. After the main round, EV Duisburg only finished 14th and the relegation round could only be completed with sixth place. This meant that you were relegated to the team from Regensburg. Nevertheless, both teams were allowed to stay in the league.

Promotion to the German Ice Hockey League

2005: EV Duisburg is promoted to the DEL
The fans of the foxes

Another three years passed before the EVD became champion after the playoffs and thus secured promotion to the DEL. This was preceded by some impressive 4-0 victories (6: 3, 5: 1, 6: 0, 7: 2) in the quarter-finals against the Lausitzer Füchse , 3: 2 wins (3: 5, 5: 4 nP, 7 : 4, 1: 3, 4: 1) in the semifinals against Eisbären Regensburg and 3-0 victories (3: 2 nV, 2: 1 nV, 5: 3) in the final against EHC Straubing . Füchse Duisburg was represented in the German Ice Hockey League for the first time.

For the first season in the top German division, EV Duisburg upgraded its promotion team, including Trond Magnussen, Steve Brulé and NHL star Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre , although the club from the Ruhr area with 3, 5 million euros had the smallest budget of all DEL clubs. The goal was therefore to keep the league. The season began with games in which the Füchse team played well but rarely scored. One of these rare successful games was the legendary game against Düsseldorfer EG on September 28, which led relatively quickly 2-0. After the Füchse coach Hegen took a break in the middle of the second period, the Füchse played like unleashed and managed to turn the game within 63 seconds and finally to win 5: 2. Almost two weeks later, both teams met again, this time in the 2nd round of the ice hockey cup. In the game, both Duisburg goalkeepers, Patrick Koslow and Christian Rohde , were out in the first due to injuries, so that the game was stopped after 20 minutes and scored 3-0 for DEG. The Füchse solved the resulting goalkeeper problem by signing Mannheim's substitute goalkeeper Patrick Ehelechner .

In November, the Füchse started an impressive series and were able to score seven games in a row, 16 points of a possible 21 were scored during this time, so that EV Duisburg came closer and closer to the play-off places. The 2: 5 defeat in Krefeld, which also meant the end of the series, was a turning point in the season, the trend curve was pointing downwards, at the end of January the EVD took a play-down place again after months . The main round was finished last, the Füchse had to go into the relegation round, in which Dieter Hegen's team met the Kassel Huskies . The EVD won the first two of a maximum of seven games (6: 3 and 5: 4 after extra time) before the huskies hit back and won the third game of the relegation round with 3: 2. With a 5-2 win in the fourth game, the Füchse came a big step closer to relegation and were able to clarify with a victory in the fifth game. The Füchse immediately transformed the first match ball and returned to Duisburg with a 4-3 victory, the Kassel Huskies had to go to the 2nd Bundesliga. For EV Duisburg this victory not only meant staying in class, but also planning security for the next five years, as the DEL was suspending promotion and relegation for this period.

After they managed to stay up, the Füchse wanted to rely more on Eastern European players in the coming season for financial reasons instead of employing expensive Canadian players. Therefore, a cooperation was sought with the Russian runner-up Avangard Omsk, in which young talents from Omsk should collect match practice at the EVD. However, shortly before the start of the season, a change in the law in Russia that created a new upper salary limit made cooperation impossible because Avangard Omsk had to fall back on the talents itself. Therefore, new players had to be signed at short notice, but at this point in time it was impossible to sign up for top players, and there wasn't enough money for them. The 2006/07 season was already lost before the start in September, so the Duisburg Füchse ended the season last, with only nine wins in 52 games. The negative climax was the 2:11 debacle against the Kölner Haie on 3 October.

Difficult times and an investment in the future

Foxes' enema

In March 2007, reports came up for the first time about a possible move of the company organizing the DEL team to Stuttgart for economic reasons. This information was confirmed by the shareholders and a decision should be made by the end of April 2007. On April 26, 2007, the main shareholder Pape announced that he would remain in Duisburg for the 2007/08 season , as the city of Stuttgart had not been able to raise the required sponsorship funds of 5 million euros in the short period of time.

In the 2007/08 season, EV Duisburg is again increasingly relying on Canadian ice hockey players with the aim of reaching the pre-play-offs. But since the start of the season, the foxes have been in the table basement, were beaten last, before they fought their way up again towards the end of the season, but could not give up the red lantern. Due to this poor record, rumors continued to emerge during the season that the EVD might move to the next season or even stop playing, but on December 27, 2007 Pape announced that before the game against the Krefeld Pinguine (4-5 ) that Duisburg will remain the DEL location in the coming season. One of the reasons for this decision was the fact that the German Ice Hockey League will reintroduce promotion and relegation from the 2008/09 season. Thereupon some sponsors signaled to support the EVD financially due to the increased sporting attractiveness of the DEL. However, the ESBG , which is responsible for playing the 2nd Bundesliga and Oberliga, has meanwhile rejected the proposal for a relegation between the DEL and 2nd Bundesliga, so that there will be no relegation in the 2008/09 season either. However, that didn't change the Füchse's decision to continue playing in the DEL in the future.

Furthermore, the Füchse Duisburg made headlines in the summer break of 2008, when the club officially announced that it would join the Herner EV as a majority shareholder. This was necessary because the traditional club from the Ruhr area would otherwise not have been able to achieve promotion to the top division . The Füchse from Duisburg , as well as some other DEL clubs from North Rhine-Westphalia, want to use the Herne location as a training location for young talents in the future. In this way, the young players can be better introduced to the level in the DEL. In addition, the EVD, in the person of Ralf Pape, also took over the ice rink of the Herner EV in order to renovate it according to the ESBG standards.

There were also some positive and negative headlines within our own team. On the one hand, the star defender Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre could be signed, but at the same time the recently signed player Pat Lebeau was not licensed due to various discrepancies. For the 2008/09 season they promised themselves and the fans a lot, the goal of the season was to reach the 1st playoff round (formerly pre-playoffs), but it soon became clear that they would be bottom of the table again. Coach Karel Lang resigned early in the season, his predecessor Didi Hegen also became his successor. But he, too, quit his job before the end of the season, and Hans-Willi Mühlenhaus became the new coach . After some desperate performance, Pape announced that all contracts should be terminated at the end of the season.

Exit from the German Ice Hockey League

On March 15, 2009, the management of Duisburger Füchse announced that the company was withdrawing from the DEL and at the same time filing an application for insolvency , which is being processed under file number 62 IN 49/09 at the Duisburg District Court. On May 1, 2009, the insolvency proceedings for the GmbH were opened and it was announced that a new game operating company of EV Duisburg submitted the documents for a license for the 2nd ice hockey Bundesliga on time . However, only the previous EV Duisburg "Die Füchse" GmbH was eligible to play in the 2nd Bundesliga, but not the newly founded company. The license application was therefore withdrawn on June 9th. The first men's team of EV Duisburg, which took part in the fifth-class association league NRW in the 2008/09 season, should continue to play in the 2009/10 season. As a result, EV Duisburg was qualified for the association league, but those responsible submitted a replacement application to the State Ice Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia in order to possibly still be able to start in the regional league. Since some clubs waived their right to start in the Regionalliga, the Füchse were able to start in the Regionalliga NRW / Hessen in the 2009/10 season .

Shortly after being accepted into the regional league, the Füchse Duisburg hit the headlines again when they considered participating with a team in the first Dutch ice hockey league . The reason for this was a request from the Dutch association, which wanted to make its league more attractive. Ultimately, the foxes gave up on the plan. Meanwhile, a new team was built, as all contracts from the previous season were canceled. The new sports director Shannon McNevan built a team around the new captain Franz Fritzmeier (366 DEL games), which consisted of players with first and second division experience as well as some regional league experienced players, which made the Füchse Duisburg as well as the Moskitos Essen the favorites belonged to the Regionalliga.

The season started with two defeats, EV Duisburg won the rest of the games and finished the preliminary round as first. The dominance of the foxes was clear, with the 20: 1 against EHC Neuwied , the EVD celebrated the third-highest victory in the club's history on November 15, 2009. EV Duisburg won 8-2 in front of 3700 spectators at the beginning of December against the runners-up, Moskitos Essen. During the preliminary round, the former Düsseldorf goalkeeper Andrei Trefilov, a new goalkeeper coach was signed, but only a few days later coach Willi Mühlenhaus surprisingly resigned so that he could take care of youth work as a youth coordinator. After sporting director Shannon McNevan temporarily held the position of coach, Czesław Panek was introduced as the new coach in early November .

In the championship round, the dominance was no longer as clear as in the preliminary round, in the first game against Neusser EV it was the first defeat after 20 victorious games. EV Duisburg won 14 of its 16 championship round games, but in some games it was no longer as superior as in the preliminary round, against the Moskitos Essen only three out of a possible six points could be scored. This enabled the Essenes to finish the championship round first before the foxes. The EV Duisburg therefore met in the pre-play-offs on the 2nd team of the Düsseldorfer EG , which they could beat in two games (4: 1 and 3: 2). In the play-off semi- finals, the Füchse met the first of the Regionalliga Nord, the Rostock Piranhas , who were also defeated in two games (8: 6 and 13: 4). As expected, EV Duisburg faced arch rivals from Essen in the final. In an exciting series, it took three games, which were watched by over 10,000 spectators, to determine the winner. EV Duisburg won the first game in Essen 7: 6, but lost to the mosquitoes 3: 4 at home and suffered a 2: 3 defeat in the decisive game in Essen. Nevertheless, the Duisburg Füchse rose as runner-up thanks to the restructuring of the league in this third division.

Placements of EV Duisburg

For the 1994/95 season , the ice hockey Bundesliga was replaced by the German ice hockey league , in which the Füchse Duisburg competed for the first time in the club's history in 2005. Since then, they played in the DEL without interruption until they left.

A year later the league could be secured in the play-downs by a 4-1 win after games against the Kassel Huskies . After that, the sporting descent from the German Ice Hockey League was abolished.

season league Preliminary round Season end
2010/11 Oberliga West 2nd place Play-off quarter-finals - 3-0 against SC Riessersee
2011/12 Oberliga West 2nd place Play-off final - 1: 3 against EC Bad Tölz
2012/13 Oberliga West 4th Place Quarterfinals - 2: 3 against Selber Wölfe
2013/14 Oberliga West 3rd place Eliminated in the gearing round
2014/15 Oberliga West 1st place Play-off final - 2: 3 against EHC Freiburg
2015/16 Oberliga Nord 1st place Elimination play-off - 1: 3 against Icefighters Leipzig
2016/17 Oberliga Nord 3rd place Play-off quarter-finals - 1: 3 against ERC Sonthofen
2017/18 Oberliga Nord 3rd place Play-off round of 16 - 0: 3 against VER Selb
2018/19 Oberliga Nord 10th place Play-off round of 16 - 3-0 against EC Peiting
2019/20 Oberliga Nord 8th place Pre-playoffs - 1: 2 against Rostock Piranhas

Personal details

Significant past teams

Second division champions 2005

position Surname
Goal: Markus Janka , Patrick Koslow , Christian Rohde , Mirco Theurer
Defense: Anton Bader , Rudolf Gorgenländer , Martin Hamann , Carl-Johan Johansson , Torsten Kienass , Rainer Köttstorfer , Klaus Micheller , Nolan Pratt , Jeff Sebastian , Malte Seifert
Storm: Hugo Boisvert , Markus Busch (ice hockey player) , Thomas Fritzmeier , Petri Kujala , Kent McDonell , Shawn McNeil , Daniel Pietta , Mika Puhakka , Patrick Reimer , Martin Schymainski , Markus Schütz , Vitali Stähle , Leo Stefan , Alexander Sulzer , Niklas Sundblad , Roland Verwey , Michael Waginger
Trainer: Dieter Hegen


Blocked jersey numbers

In the history of the Duisburg ice hockey club, numerous personalities have made outstanding contributions to the sport of ice hockey in the inner city of the Rhineland since the EV Duisburg was founded. Some of the most important players were honored in a special way on the 25th anniversary of the Duisburg ice hockey club, which was founded on November 27, 1991: Their numbers have not been assigned since then and their jerseys were placed above the ice surface of the hall under the hall roof. In the season 2016/17 on the 18th matchday of the Oberliga-Nord the following three players were honored accordingly:

  • 27 Frank Pribil (goalkeeper)GermanGerman

Overall, Frank “Onion” Pribil wore the Duisburg jersey 512 times as a senior player. 490 times in the first team at all three clubs - the DSC, DSV and EVD, a figure that is only exceeded by Stephan Philipp with 507 games. In addition, there were 22 appearances in the EVD's regional league team in the 2006/07 season, making a total of 512 appearances. Due to the many goalkeeper injuries in the 2005/06 season, "Onion" was also licensed for the DEL and used in a game in Krefeld. Frank Pribil is the only player who has played in the fifth, fourth, third, second and first division for the EVD - and that as a genuine Duisburg player.

  • 29 Ron Noack (striker)GermanGerman

Ron Noack is the Foxes' record player. He played 394 times for the EVD - more often than anyone else when it comes to Foxes games. “I'm 99 percent from Duisburg. One percent stays in Weisswasser, ”said the son of the Krefeld Pinguine sports director once in an interview with the WAZ sports editorial team. “That's the way it is,” he reaffirmed his commitment. Noack was a captain for many years. The "enforcer" hit 104 times and prepared 143 more hits. Noack's favorite memory? "The 8: 1 against Wilhelmshaven and of course the Oberliga championship."

The decisive number for Markus “Schmiddi” Schmidt, who played 368 times for the Füchse from 2005 to 2016, are the penalty times. The tough and fast defender growled for 544 minutes. Schmidt was also the captain of the EVD for a long time. "Today I live from Crossfit", the defender has built a new life. “It's a mix of weightlifting, athletics and gymnastics,” is how he describes his new passion.

For this honor, among others, the Duisburg coaching legends Didi Hegen and Uli Egen have come to the ice rink on the Wedau.

Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Germany

Personalities who have rendered outstanding services to ice hockey in Germany will be admitted to the “Hall of Fame” of the German Ice Hockey Museum. Of the actors recorded in Duisburg:

(Team membership and position in brackets)

The 146-time German national player was born in the Czech Republic, initially played for the Mannheim ERC and won the German championship with the Kölner Haien in the 1994/95 season. From October 2007 to January 2008 Draisaitl was under contract as a trainer with Füchsen Duisburg.
The attacker won a total of seven championship titles with the Cologne EC, the Düsseldorfer EG and the EC Hedos Munich, and he also wore the jersey of the German national team 106 times. With the foxes, which he trained for the first time from 2002 to 2007, Hegen rose to the DEL in 2005. In 2008 he was signed up again, but resigned from his position in January 2009.
As a player Schneitberger won the German championship four times with the EC Bad Tölz and the Düsseldorfer EG, where he was named the best player of all time, and he also played three Olympic Games with the national team. After the end of his career, the former defender worked as a coach, including from 1981 to 1983 at Duisburger SC.

Association-internal records

The following statistics refer to the time since EV Duisburg was founded.

Source: (as of March 23, 2019 - end of season )

1. Overall leader

André Huebscher , striker
Lars Grözinger , striker
Frank Petrozza , striker
(1997-2001, 2005-2006)
Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre , defender
(2008–2009, 2012–2013)
Record player
space player Games
1. Markus Schmidt 354
2. André Huebscher 242
3. Oliver Wilder 235
4th Lars Groezinger 207
5. Cornelius Kramer 184
6th Finn Walkowiak 183
7th Anton Bader 180
8th. Torsten Kienass 180
9. Michael Hrstka 179
10. Diego Hofland 177
Top scorer
space player Points Gates Assists
1. André Huebscher 351 120 231
2. Raphael Joly 319 153 166
3. Lars Groezinger 269 116 153
4th Darren Colbourne 256 112 144
5. Frank Petrozza 251 124 127
6th Markus Schmidt 236 55 181
7th Diego Hofland 195 86 109
8th. Shawn McNeil 185 86 99
9. Janne Kujala 175 79 96
10. André Grein 166 59 107
Top goal scorers
space player Gates
1. Raphael Joly 153
2. Frank Petrozza 124
3. André Huebscher 120
4th Lars Groezinger 116
5. Darren Colbourne 112
6th Guy Phillips 89
7th Diego Hofland 86
8th. Shawn McNeil 86
9. John Johnson 86
10. Janne Kujala 79
Top template provider
space player Assists
1. André Huebscher 231
2. Markus Schmidt 181
3. Raphael Joly 166
4th Lars Groezinger 153
5. Darren Colbourne 144
6th Frank Petrozza 127
7th Christoph Ziolkowski 112
8th. Tero Toivola 109
9. Diego Hofland 109
10. Miikka Jäske 108
Penalty minutes
space player Minutes
1. Markus Schmidt 544
2. Anton Bader 372
3. Sebastian Odenthal 370
4th Michael Hrsta 362
5. Jochen Hecker 353
6th Oliver Wilder 349
7th Raphael Joly 338
8th. Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre 331
9. Frank Petrozza 273
10. André Grein 253

2. Season records

Top scorer
space player Points Gates Assists season
1. Darren Colbourne 144 75 69 1994/95
2. Dennis Holland 116 46 70 1995/96
3. Darren Colbourne 112 37 75 1995/96
4th Frank Petrozza 92 46 46 1999/00
5. André Huebscher 92 32 60 2015/16
Top goal scorers
space player Gates season
1. Darren Colbourne 75 1994/95
2. Dennis Holland 46 1995/96
3. Frank Petrozza 46 1999/00
4th Pavel Pisarik 45 2018/19
5. Jörg-Michael Deske 43 1993/94
Top template provider
space player Assists season
1. Darren Colbourne 75 1995/96
2. Dennis Holland 70 1995/96
3. Darren Colbourne 69 1994/95
4th Tero Toivola 65 1997/98
5. André Huebscher 60 2015/16
Penalty minutes
space player Minutes season
1. Falk Herzig 196 2003/04
2. Sebastian Odenthal 182 2001/02
3. Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre 176 2005/06
4th Jean-François Fortin 145 2006/07
5. Morten Ask 139 2008/09

Important (former) players

(Team membership and position in brackets)

The Canadian moved in 1979 from the Winnipeg Jets from the World Hockey Association to the Ruhr area, where he was on the ice for Duisburger SC until 1981, scoring 40 goals and 49 assists in 57 games. The attacker ended his career in 1983 at EC Alleghe.
The former NHL defender moved in 1979 together with Lynn Powis from the Winnipeg Jets from the WHA to Duisburg, where he ended his career in 1982 after 141 games with 137 goals and the same number of assists.
  • CanadaCanadaStephen Ford
    (1979–1980, Sturm)
The striker played for Duisburger SC in the 1st Bundesliga in the 1979/80 season. Later the Canadian was on the ice at the Berlin ice skating club, among other places.
  • United StatesUnited StatesCharly Burggraf
    (1979–1981, Sturm)
Charly Burggraf studied at the University of North Dakota, for which he was active in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, and then moved to Germany, where he signed a contract with Duisburger SC.
The Canadian was in the team of Duisburger SC in the 1982/83 season, for which he was able to achieve 71 goals and 81 assists in 45 games.
After his studies and two years in the American Hockey League, Doucet moved to Germany, where he continued his career first in the second and later in the first division. For Duisburger SV, the Canadian scored 43 goals and 51 assists in 27 games in the 1988/89 season.
In 1988 the Canadian moved from North America to Duisburger SV in the 2nd Bundesliga, in which he had 93 hits and 105 assists in 69 games until 1991. In the DEL, Sills later played for the Krefeld Pinguine and the Frankfurt Lions.
  • CanadaCanadaJay Mazur
    (1996-1997, Sturm)
The 47-time NHL player interrupted his career in North America in the 1996/97 season, where he went on the ice at EV Duisburg in the first division and scored 28 goals and 26 assists in 38 games.
The long-time national player was used at the beginning of his career by the Düsseldorfer EG with a support license at EV Duisburg in, for which he scored five goals and six assists in 14 games in the 1996/97 season.
Ehrhoff played from 1999 to 2001 as a promotional license player at EV Duisburg, for which he played 47 games and recorded four goals, 14 assists and 62 penalty minutes. The defender is now under contract with the Buffalo Sabers from the National Hockey League.
Brandl won the German championship three times in the course of his career and ended his career in 2004 at EV Duisburg, where he was able to score five goals and twelve assists in 17 games.
The former NHL player spent the lockout in the 2004/05 season at EV Duisburg, for which he completed ten games, scoring two goals and two assists.
The Canadian was under contract with EV Duisburg for the first time in the 2005/06 season and then moved to league competitor DEG Metro Stars. After a failed attempt to assert itself in North America, Grand-Pierre returned to the Foxes at the beginning of the 2008-09 season
The three-time German champion with the Adler Mannheim and the Krefeld Penguins was loaned to the Füchse Duisburg during the 2007/08 season, for which he played twelve games. In December 2008, however, Müller was transferred from his employer Adler Mannheim to the Kölner Haien.
The Russian played in the DEL for the Revierlöwen Oberhausen, the Kassel Huskies and the Hannover Scorpions, before he went on the ice for two years for EV Duisburg. In 135 games, the defender scored ten goals and 39 assists for the foxes.
Frank Petrozza played for Füchse Duisburg for a total of 5 years with interruptions. During this time he scored 251 points scorer (124 goals and 127 assists). After his active playing career, Petrozza returned as a coach in the 2017/18 season, but only remained in this role for two months.
The Dutchman Joly played four years for the Füchsen Duisburg and was always one of the top scorers in the club and in the league. He scored 319 points (153 goals and 116 assists) in 169 games, making him the top scorer at the Füchsen so far.
In 2013, after his first appearances in the DEL at KEV and the 2nd league with the Eispiraten Crimmitschau to the Füchsen in the Oberliga, the Stuttgart-born Grözinger moved. Here he scored a total of 269 points scorer (116 goals, 153 assists) in 207 games.

Participation of players in the All-Star-Game

Some players of the Füchse Duisburg were nominated for the DEL All-Star-Game , a friendly game which took place annually from 1998 to 2009 and in which the most outstanding players of the German Ice Hockey League competed against each other.

Participation in the All-Star-Game while being part of the team
Surname position Participation (noun) team
CanadaCanada Stéphane Robitaille defender 2006 DEL All-Star Team DEL All-Star Team
CanadaCanada Matt Dzieduszycki striker 2007 North America team North America
CanadaCanada Adam Courchaine striker 2008 North America team North America
CanadaCanada Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre defender 2009 North America team North America


In the past few years there have been a large number of coaches at EV Duisburg, the most famous of these so far is certainly Dieter "Didi" Hegen , who with a five-year term of office can boast the longest of all coaches in Duisburg. Under him, the Füchse celebrated the greatest success in their club's history, promotion to the German Ice Hockey League in 2005. Before Hegen took over as coach in 2002, there was at least one change of coach per season, with the exception of the first season in 1991/92 In 1994/95 and 2001/02 the coach was changed twice, in the 2007/08 season even three times. With Rico Rossi (1999-2001 and 2002), Eduard Novák (1994/95 and 1997/98) and Jan Benda (1988/89 and 1990/91) three coaches were each committed twice to EV Duisburg.

The DEL team was last trained by Dieter Hegen, who took over the coaching post at the beginning of the 2008/09 season after the previous coach Karel Lang resigned due to the sporting failure.

Former famous coaches in Duisburg were Jiří Hanzl , Otto Schneitberger (both with Duisburger SC) and Ralph Krueger (Duisburger SV), as well as Jiří Kochta (EV Duisburg) and Peter Draisaitl (Füchse Duisburg).

Trainer at Füchsen Duisburg (since 2004)

season Trainer
2004/05 to 2007/08 GermanyGermany Dieter Hegen
2007/08 GermanyGermany Dieter Hegen • Franz Fritzmeier senior • Peter DraisaitlKarel LangGermanyGermanyGerman-Czech Czech RepublicCzech Republic
2008/09 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Karel LangDieter Hegen • Hans-Willi Mühlenhaus GermanyGermany GermanyGermany
2009/10 PolandPoland Czesław Panek
2010/11 GermanyGermany Andreas Lupzig
2011/12 to 2014/15 GermanyGermany Franz-David Fritzmeier
2014/15 GermanyGermanyMatthias Roos • Ulrich Egen and Lance NetheryGermanyGermany CanadaCanada
2015/16 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Tomas Martinec • Brian McCutcheon CanadaCanada
2016/17 CanadaCanada Lance Nethery (until 02/2017) • Ulrich Egen (from 02/2017) and Reemt PykaGermanyGermany GermanyGermany
2017/18 CanadaCanada Doug Irwin (04 / 2017–11 / 2017) • Frank Petrozza (5 December 2017 - 7 February 2018) and Reemt PykaGerman-Canadians GermanyGermany
2018/19 GermanyGermany Reemt Pyka • Dirk Schmitz GermanyGermany
2019/20 GermanyGermany Dieter Hegen and Ulrich EgenGermanyGermany

Parent club

The youngsters are affiliated with the parent club

Since the professional team was outsourced to EV Duisburg "Die Füchse" GmbH, the club's junior, amateur and women's teams have been organized in the parent club EV Duisburg . Under the name Jungfüchse , the running school students, the Bambini, the small school students, as well as the boys, the schoolchildren, the youth and the junior teams of the EVD, who take part in the game operations of the respective NRW league, play.


The Füchse Duisburg teams play their home games in the Jomizu Arena (originally the Duisburg ice rink). The ice rink, completed in 1971, has space for 4,840 spectators, including 800 seats. The hall is roughly the same as the one in Iserlohn , Essen or Herne . Over the years it has been extensively renovated, modernized and expanded several times. In the 2014/15 season, the official capacity of the hall was reduced from 4,800 to 3,800 guests for ice hockey games.

Web links

Commons : Füchse Duisburg  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Harald Jeschke: 40 years of the Duisburg ice hockey scene. In: Citizen newspaper Duisburg. Retrieved March 13, 2013 .
  2. Rodi DB: Season Stats of EC Duisburg
  3. Handelsblatt Online, Füchse Duisburg in future only association league
  4. ^ Friedhelm Thelen: EV Duisburg plays in the regional league . ( [accessed on November 22, 2017]).
  5. ^ Friedhelm Thelen: Dutch league attracts the EVD . ( [accessed on November 22, 2017]).
  6. Friedhelm Thelen: McNevan: "We can play for the title" . ( [accessed on November 22, 2017]).
  7. Thomas Kristaniak: Arch rival had no chance . ( [accessed on November 22, 2017]).
  8. Friedhelm Thelen: Mühlenhaus throws down at the EVD . ( [accessed on November 22, 2017]).
  9. Friedhelm Thelen: EVD is defeated in the third final game . ( [accessed on November 22, 2017]).
  10. Landeseissportverband NRW, notification of March 28, 2010, Extraordinary General Meeting DEB
  11. Honor for ex-players Frank Pribil, Ron Noack and Markus Schmidt. In: (citizen newspaper Duisburg). Retrieved December 11, 2017 .
  12. ^ Friedhelm Thelen: Aborted the game at the EVD anniversary . ( [accessed December 11, 2017]).
  13. ^ Ice hockey: "Onion" Pribil back to the EVD. In: Retrieved December 11, 2017 .
  14. ^ Foxes Duisburg . Elite prospects. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  15. Friedhelm Thelen: Frank Petrozza new coach of Füchse Duisburg - Elmar Schmitz to Herne ( [accessed on December 4, 2017]).
  16. Füchse Duisburg leave Frank Petrozza - Reemt Pyka takes over - Füchse Duisburg . In: Foxes Duisburg . February 7, 2018 ( [accessed February 7, 2018]).
  17. Füchse Duisburg make their first personnel decisions: Reemt Pyka becomes head coach - Sebastian Staudt is the new No. 1 - Björn Barta changes to management. In: . April 7, 2018, accessed April 8, 2018 .
  18. Füchse Duisburg part with trainer Reemt Pyka. In: February 9, 2019, accessed April 10, 2019 .
  19. Dirk Schmitz takes on the coaching job at EV Duisburg. In: February 12, 2019, accessed April 10, 2019 .
  20. Didi Hegen and Uli Egen return to EV Duisburg. In: April 9, 2019, accessed April 10, 2019 .
  21., team overview on the homepage of the parent club