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Team Facts
Plays in Alps Hockey League
Italian Hockey League Serie A
Full name Wipptal Broncos Team colours Blue + White Town Vipiteno Founded 1948

2023-2024 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#30 Fabian Klammer (G) 22 2001 Vipiteno, ITA 5'10" 152 L 23/24
#32 Alex Leoni (G) 20 2003 Vipiteno, ITA 5'10" 181 L 23/24
#1 Philipp Joseph Oberhammer (G) 19 2004 Bolzano, ITA - - - 23/24
#35 Jakob Rabanser (G) 23 2000 Bressanone, ITA 6'9" 187 L 23/24
DEFENSEMEN
#16 Kevin Baumgartner (D) 20 2003 Brunico, ITA 5'11" 181 L
#91 Alexander Brunner (D) 22 2001 Vipiteno, ITA 6'3" 209 L 23/24
#2 Johannes Gschnitzer (D) 21 2002 Bressanone, ITA 5'11" 159 L 23/24
#17 Fabian Hackhofer (D)   “C” 33 1990 Vipiteno, ITA 5'9" 161 L 23/24
#27 Michael Messner (D) 29 1994 Vipiteno, ITA 6'0" 190 L 23/24
#98 Liam Nardon (D) 18 2005 Vipiteno, ITA 5'6" 150 L Junior
#42 Alessio Niccolai (D) 22 2001 Vipiteno, ITA 5'10" 168 L 23/24
#21 Daniel Soraruf (D) 22 2001 Vipiteno, ITA 5'10" 165 L 23/24
#28 Derek Topatigh (D) 26 1997 Mississauga, ON, CAN 5'11" 185 R 23/24
FORWARDS
#29 Adam Capannelli (C/LW) 24 1999 Montréal, QC, CAN 5'10" 207 L 23/24
#90
Bryson Cianfrone (C) 29 1995 Stoney Creek, ON, CAN 5'9" 192 L 23/24
#54 Davide Conci (LW) 27 1996 Trento, ITA 5'11" 183 L 23/24
#87 Mattia Covelli (F) 19 2004 Brunico, ITA 5'11" 163 L 23/24
#11 René Deluca (F) 21 2002 Vipiteno, ITA 6'2" 172 L 23/24
#19 Paul Eisendle (F)   “A” 25 1998 Vipiteno, ITA 6'2" 198 L 23/24
#37 Fabian Gschliesser (F) 19 2004 Vipiteno, ITA 6'0" 187 L
#71 Leonhard Ludwig Hasler (F) 20 2003 Brunico, ITA 6'2" 185 R
#79 Jonas Kerschbaumer (F) 19 2004 Vipiteno, ITA 6'3" 201 L 23/24
#12 James Livingston (RW/C)   “A” 33 1990 Halifax, NS, CAN 6'1" 192 R 23/24
#86 Paul Mantinger (F) 18 2005 Vipiteno, ITA 5'10" 163 R Junior
#97 Justin Maylan (C)   “A” 33 1991 Calgary, AB, CAN 6'2" 190 R 23/24
#34 Alex Planatscher (F) 25 1998 Vipiteno, ITA 6'0" 181 L 23/24
Noah Polig (F) 19 2004 Vipiteno, ITA 6'0" 152 L 23/24
#88
Connor Sanvido (RW/C) 30 1993 Maple Ridge, BC, CAN 5'10" 174 R 23/24
#22 Luciano Zandegiacomo Mistrotione (F) 19 2004 Pieve di Cadore, ITA 5'9" 152 L 23/24
#80 Alex Zecchetto (F) 23 2000 Brunico, ITA 5'8" 161 L
Position: G: 4, D: 9, F: 17 | Av Age: 23.9 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 179 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 24 players
6 players
Experience Sterzing/Vipiteno: 2 861 GP
AHL: 214 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Alps Ice Academy U16 - Blue (Italy U16)
Brixen/Bressanone (Italy2)
Pustertal/Val Pusteria (ICEHL)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Weihenstephan-Arena Location Vipiteno, ITA Capacity 1 500 Construction Year 1983
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2024-02-24T19:30:00+0100 Sterzing/Vipiteno Ritten/Renon 6 - 7 (OT) AlpsHL
2024-02-22T19:30:00+0100 RB Hockey Juniors Sterzing/Vipiteno 4 - 2 AlpsHL
2024-02-18T17:00:00+0100 Sterzing/Vipiteno Cortina 4 - 3 (OT) AlpsHL
2024-02-14T19:30:00+0100 EC Bregenzerwald Sterzing/Vipiteno 2 - 0 AlpsHL
2024-02-12T20:30:00+0100 Cortina Sterzing/Vipiteno 3 - 0 AlpsHL
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
08/17/2023
08/17/2023 Extension Davide Conci (F)
08/17/2023 Extension Michael Messner (D)
08/17/2023 Confirmed Joining Derek Topatigh (D) Joining from Atlanta Gladiators
08/16/2023
08/16/2023 Confirmed Joining Fabian Gschliesser (F) Joining from RB Hockey Juniors
08/16/2023 Confirmed Joining Philipp Joseph Oberhammer (G) Joining from Pustertal/Val Pusteria U19
08/16/2023 Loan Joining Leonhard Ludwig Hasler (F) Joining from HC Pustertal
08/16/2023 Loan Joining Raffael Pohlin (F) Joining from HC Pustertal
08/16/2023 Loan Joining Kevin Baumgartner (D) Joining from HC Pustertal
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2000-2001 Italy 38 20 - 15 - 3 130 145 75 1.97 4 Semifinal loss
2001-2002 Italy 42 22 - 18 - 2 135 137 45 1.07 3 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 Italy2 36 18 2 16 - - 158 119 38 1.06 5 Champion
2005-2006 Italy2 36 19 6 11 - - 121 107 44 1.22 3 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 Italy2 32 19 4 9 - - 134 99 42 1.31 2 Semifinal loss
2007-2008 Italy2 43 19 7 17 - - 151 141 30 0.70 5 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 Italy2 32 22 - 9 0 1 153 93 67 2.09 2 Champion
2009-2010 Italy2 28 14 - 8 5 1 114 85 53 1.89 3 Semifinal loss
2010-2011 Italy2 32 21 - 8 1 2 135 81 67 2.09 3 Champion | Promoted
2011-2012 Italy 46 13 - 25 3 5 108 145 28 0.61 10 Relegated
2012-2013 Italy2 42 26 - 8 3 5 151 98 89 2.12 1 Final loss
2013-2014 Italy 42 12 - 23 1 6 115 158 44 1.05 7 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 Italy 38 15 - 14 6 3 106 103 60 1.58 7 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 Italy 42 18 - 15 4 5 126 119 67 1.60 4 Semifinal loss
2016-2017 AlpsHL 30 10 - 17 3 0 78 90 36 1.20 12 -
AlpsHL 8 6 - 1 0 1 34 15 20 2.50 2 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 AlpsHL 40 19 - 14 2 5 150 106 66 1.65 8 Quarterfinal loss
Italy 1 0 - 0 0 1 3 4 1 1.00 4 Semifinal loss
2018-2019 AlpsHL 40 16 - 11 7 6 130 100 68 1.70 9 Eighth Final Loss
Italy 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 0 0.00 4 Semifinal loss
2019-2020 AlpsHL 34 18 - 14 1 1 117 111 57 1.68 9 -
AlpsHL 10 5 - 3 2 0 42 34 22 2.20 2 Did not make playoffs
2020-2021 AlpsHL 30 10 - 15 3 2 112 121 45 1.50 11 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 AlpsHL 29 11 - 15 2 1 84 96 38 1.31 11 -
AlpsHL 8 4 - 3 0 1 20 19 15 1.88 3 Quarterfinal loss
2022-2023 AlpsHL 28 11 - 14 2 1 91 89 38 1.36 9 -
AlpsHL 8 3 - 3 1 1 31 23 15 1.88 2 Quarterfinal loss
2023-2024 AlpsHL 30 17 - 8 0 5 111 85 56 1.87 4 -
AlpsHL 10 3 - 5 1 1 32 36 13 1.30 4 -
Italy 2 0 - 0 0 2 2 4 2 1.00 4 Semifinal loss
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2006-2007 Italian Cup 3 0 - 3 0 0 6 22 0 0.00 4 -
2007-2008 Italian Cup 1 0 - 1 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 12 Eighth Final Loss
2008-2009 Italian Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 10 10 3 1.50 6 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 Italian Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 4 9 3 1.50 8 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 Italian Cup 2 0 - 2 0 0 6 10 0 0.00 6 Qualification
2015-2016 Italian Cup 2 0 0 2 - - 5 12 0 0.00 5 Qualification
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Trevor Gooch (F) 2023-2024 HK Olimpija Ljubljana ICEHL 48 24 36 60 20
2. Ryan Valentini (F) 2023-2024 Dundee Stars EIHL 40 21 29 50 4
3. Jure Sotlar (F) 2023-2024 HK Celje AlpsHL 33 14 30 44 16
4. Jamie Milam (D) 2023-2024 Motor City Rockers FPHL 41 10 24 34 34
5. Derek Eastman (D) 2023-2024 Aosta Italy3 19 8 26 34 16
6. Lucas Chiodo (F) 2023-2024 Fife Flyers EIHL 43 11 22 33 2
7. Dante Hannoun (F) 2023-2024 HC Pustertal ICEHL 45 10 23 33 63
8. Christian Borgatello (D) 2023-2024 Meran/Merano AlpsHL 36 1 32 33 18
9. Josh Prudden (F) 2023-2024 HCA Amsterdam Netherlands3 9 12 20 32 6
10. Denny Deanesi (F) 2023-2024 Chiavenna Italy3 20 23 7 30 16
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexander Gschliesser (F) 291 184 251 435
2. Fabian Hackhofer (D) 572 43 193 236
3. Danny Gravelle (F) 108 105 117 222
4. Markus Gander (F) 294 103 113 216
5. Denis Chalifoux (F) 114 98 115 213
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexander Gschliesser (F) 291 184 251 435
2. Danny Gravelle (F) 108 105 117 222
3. Markus Gander (F) 294 103 113 216
4. Denis Chalifoux (F) 114 98 115 213
5. Tobias Kofler (F) 420 98 113 211
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexander Gschliesser (F) 291 184 251 435
2. Fabian Hackhofer (D) 572 43 193 236
3. Florian Wieser (F) 322 63 126 189
4. Hannes Stofner (F) 331 57 124 181
5. Danny Gravelle (F) 108 105 117 222
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Alexander Thaler (D) 267 28 140 627
2. Michael Sparber (F) 255 44 122 590
3. Fabian Hackhofer (D) 572 43 236 552
4. Luca Scardoni (D) 263 11 41 473
5. Hannes Kofler (F) 207 32 89 406
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Fabian Hackhofer (D) 572 43 193 236
2. Tobias Kofler (F) 420 98 113 211
3. Michael Messner (D) 394 9 58 67
4. Daniel Erlacher (F) 384 23 43 66
5. Simon Baur (D) 376 21 101 122
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Art Rutland (F) 24 51 98 4.08
2. Steve Marengère (F) 25 35 98 3.92
3. Jan Alston (F) 24 47 83 3.46
4. Luc Chabot (F) 36 53 94 2.61
5. Dominic Perna (F) 13 12 32 2.46
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Danny Gravelle (F) 1997-1998 Italy 54 63 73 136 2.52 76
2. Denis Chalifoux (F) 1997-1998 Italy 54 59 58 117 2.17 52
3. Art Rutland (F) 1987-1988 Italy2 24 51 47 98 4.08 64
4. Steve Marengère (F) 1987-1988 Italy2 25 35 63 98 3.92 27
5. Luc Chabot (F) 1990-1991 Italy2 36 53 41 94 2.61 30
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Danny Gravelle (F) 1997-1998 Italy 54 63 73 136 2.52 76
2. Denis Chalifoux (F) 1997-1998 Italy 54 59 58 117 2.17 52
3. Luc Chabot (F) 1990-1991 Italy2 36 53 41 94 2.61 30
4. Art Rutland (F) 1987-1988 Italy2 24 51 47 98 4.08 64
5. Alexander Gschliesser (F) 1999-2000 Italy 34 48 40 88 2.59 20
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Danny Gravelle (F) 1997-1998 Italy 54 63 73 136 2.52 76
2. Steve Marengère (F) 1987-1988 Italy2 25 35 63 98 3.92 27
3. Denis Chalifoux (F) 1997-1998 Italy 54 59 58 117 2.17 52
4. Mathieu Lemay (F) 2019-2020 AlpsHL 44 35 50 85 1.93 55
5. Vladimír Hartinger (D) 2008-2009 Italy2 43 12 49 61 1.42 112
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Michael Sparber (F) 2006-2007 Italy2 27 10 14 24 0.89 182
2. Michael Sparber (F) 2005-2006 Italy2 32 9 20 29 0.91 129
3. Danny Gravelle (F) 1998-1999 Italy 54 42 44 86 1.59 128
4. Rob Donovan (F) 1997-1998 Italy 54 17 33 50 0.93 125
5. Claude Boivin (F) 1998-1999 Alpenliga 33 11 18 29 0.88 120
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2023-2024 6'0" 179 lbs 23.90
2022-2023 6'0" 183 lbs 23.89
2021-2022 5'11" 179 lbs 24.40
2020-2021 6'0" 181 lbs 23.44
2019-2020 6'0" 180 lbs 24.25
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