Team Facts
Plays in Swiss League Full name EHC Visp Lions Team colours White + Red Town Visp, SUI Founded 1939

2015-2016 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#31 Hoël Ballestraz (G) 24 1998 5'9" 165 -
#66 Robin Kuonen (G) 28 1994 Visp, SUI 5'9" 159 L
#33 Matthias Schoder (G) 40 1982 Winterthur, SUI 5'11" 168 L
DEFENSEMEN
#15 Jeffray Bitz (D) 25 1997 5'7" 154 L
#19
Tim Bucher (D) 34 1988 Wattwil, SUI 6'3" 209 L
#57 Andy Furrer (D/RW) 34 1988 Visp, SUI 5'10" 176 R
#24 Marc Geiger (D) 35 1986 5'10" 185 L
#2 Kyllian Guyenet (D) 29 1993 5'10" 183 L
#80 Fernando Heynen (D) 35 1987 6'0" 198 R
#6 Marwin Leu (D) 29 1993 Zürich, SUI 5'9" 187 L
#49 Maxime Montandon (D) 28 1994 Bern, SUI 6'8" 227 R
#79 Sandro Wiedmer (D)   “C” 34 1988 6'0" 190 L
#96 Sacha Wollgast (D) 34 1988 5'11" 192 R
FORWARDS
#28 Martin Alihodzic (C) 28 1994 Brig, SUI 6'3" 207 L
#13 Niki Altorfer (LW/RW) 32 1990 Zürich, SUI 5'8" 181 L
#20
Jason Bast (C) 33 1989 Regina, SK, CAN 5'10" 179 L
#89
Roman Botta (C) 38 1984 6'2" 194 R
#93 Alain Brunold (C/LW) 37 1985 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 187 L
#41 Tobias Bucher (C/LW) 33 1989 Frauenfeld, SUI 5'11" 198 L
#55 Dario Burgener (LW) 26 1996 6'0" 187 L
#46 Yanis Djerrah (F) 25 1997 6'0" 159 -
#97 Tomas Dolana (LW) 37 1985 Jihlava, CZE 5'8" 176 L
#41
Simon Fischer (LW) 34 1988 New Rochelle, NY, USA 6'1" 187 L
#41 Fabian Haberstich (LW/RW) 25 1997 6'0" 201 L
#41 Luca Hischier (C/RW) 27 1995 Naters, SUI 6'1" 196 L
#43 Nico Hischier (C) New Jersey Devils 23 1999 Brig, SUI 6'1" 174 L
#47
Corey Locke (C) 38 1984 Newmarket, ON, CAN 5'9" 165 L
#41 Marco Müller (C/W) 28 1994 Zuchwil, SUI 5'9" 179 L
#88
Lars Neher (LW) 30 1992 Zürich, SUI 5'10" 165 L
#47 Alex Nikiforuk (C/W) 39 1983 North Vancouver, BC, CAN 5'8" 170 R
#23 Julien Privet (C/LW) 26 1996 Fribourg, SUI 5'10" 172 R
#25 William Rapuzzi (C/RW)   “A” 32 1990 Anchorage, AK, USA 5'11" 192 R
#45 Kris Schmidli (C/RW) 26 1996 Zürich, SUI 5'10" 187 L
#71 Julian Schmutz (C/RW) 28 1994 Bern, SUI 5'9" 172 R
#42 Joel Wyssen (W) 25 1997 6'0" 176 R
Position: G: 3, D: 9, F: 14 | Av Age: 25.3 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt: 183 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 29 players
3 players
1 player
1 player
1 player
Experience EHC Visp: 5 647 GP
NHL: 332 GP
WC: 24 GP
Liiga: 124 GP
Czechia: 13 GP
AHL: 645 GP
DEL: 380 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Bern (NL)
HCV Martigny (MyHL)
Saastal (SwissDiv1)
Valais-Wallis Future U20 (U20-Top)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Lonza Arena Location Visp Capacity 5 150 Construction Year 2019
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-12-03T17:45:00+0100 Visp Basel - SL
2022-11-29T19:45:00+0100 Chaux-de-Fonds Visp 1 - 5 SL
2022-11-26T18:00:00+0100 Thurgau Visp 2 - 4 SL
2022-11-22T19:45:00+0100 Visp Ticino Rockets 6 - 5 SL
2022-11-20T17:45:00+0100 Visp Sierre 0 - 4 SL
2022-11-18T19:46:00+0100 Langenthal Visp 3 - 4 (OT) SL
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/06/2022
11/06/2022 Confirmed Joining Jake Virtanen (F) Joining from No team
11/03/2022
11/03/2022 Confirmed Joining Garry Nunn (F) Joining from EHC Olten
10/28/2022
10/28/2022 Confirmed Leaving Francis Paré (F) Leaving for Retired
10/28/2022 Up/Down Joining Fabian Haberstich (F) Joining from EHC Thun
10/24/2022
10/24/2022 Confirmed Leaving Linus Klasen (F) Leaving for Djurgårdens IF
10/01/2022
10/01/2022 Confirmed Leaving Pascal Brunner (F) Leaving for Meran/Merano
09/21/2022
09/21/2022 Confirmed Joining Felix Maegaard Scheel (F) Joining from Iserlohn Roosters
09/16/2022
09/16/2022 Loan Leaving Finn Fuchs (D) Leaving for EHC Thun
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1994-1995 SwissDiv1 22 12 4 6 - - 101 56 28 1.27 4 -
1995-1996 SwissDiv1 22 11 1 10 - - 76 75 23 1.05 6 Semifinal loss
1996-1997 SwissDiv1 4 0 0 4 - - 8 20 0 0.00 3 -
SwissDiv1 22 14 3 5 - - 92 64 31 1.41 3 -
1997-1998 SwissDiv1 24 10 3 11 - - 95 85 23 0.96 7 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 SwissDiv1 20 12 4 4 - - 100 72 28 1.40 3 Promoted
1999-2000 NLB 36 11 4 21 - - 122 167 26 0.72 9 Saved in play-out
2000-2001 NLB 40 20 4 16 - - 163 154 44 1.10 4 Semifinal loss
2001-2002 NLB 36 19 1 16 - - 148 134 39 1.08 5 Quarterfinal loss
2002-2003 NLB 38 19 4 15 - - 134 107 42 1.11 4 Final loss
2003-2004 NLB 45 26 4 15 - - 160 110 56 1.24 3 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 NLB 44 23 4 17 - - 161 132 50 1.14 5 Quarterfinal loss
2005-2006 NLB 42 20 8 14 - - 164 123 48 1.14 5 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 NLB 45 25 - 10 5 5 200 140 90 2.00 3 Final loss
2007-2008 NLB 49 23 - 17 6 3 181 174 84 1.71 6 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 NLB 41 23 - 11 3 4 152 111 79 1.93 3 Semifinal loss
2009-2010 NLB 45 27 0 10 6 2 224 140 95 2.11 1 Final loss
2010-2011 NLB 45 18 - 17 7 3 153 152 71 1.58 6 Champion
2011-2012 NLB 45 22 - 17 4 2 170 150 76 1.69 4 Semifinal loss
2012-2013 NLB 50 23 - 17 6 4 194 161 85 1.70 5 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 NLB 45 16 - 18 6 5 163 164 65 1.44 5 Champion
2014-2015 NLB 48 19 - 17 7 5 190 162 76 1.58 4 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 NLB 45 18 - 18 4 5 164 161 67 1.49 6 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 NLB 48 20 - 22 2 4 162 159 68 1.42 7 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 SL 46 19 - 16 5 6 129 113 73 1.59 7 Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 SL 44 21 - 13 6 4 140 117 79 1.80 6 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 SL 44 26 - 14 2 2 144 102 84 1.91 4 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 SL 46 18 - 20 4 4 145 155 66 1.43 7 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 SL 50 23 - 20 3 4 158 134 79 1.58 6 Quarterfinal loss
2022-2023 SL 26 11 - 9 3 3 81 81 42 1.62 4 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1960-1961 Spengler Cup 4 0 0 4 - - 14 30 0 0.00 5 No playoffs held
1962-1963 Spengler Cup 2 0 0 2 - - 6 16 0 0.00 3 Placement game win
2014-2015 Swiss Cup 3 2 - 1 0 0 12 12 6 2.00 7 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 Swiss Cup 3 2 - 0 0 1 13 6 7 2.33 5 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 Swiss Cup 1 0 - 1 0 0 4 8 0 0.00 25 16th final loss
2017-2018 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 5 6 3 1.50 16 Eighth Final Loss
2018-2019 Swiss Cup 1 0 - 1 0 0 2 4 0 0.00 19 16th final loss
2019-2020 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 7 7 3 1.50 15 Eighth Final Loss
2020-2021 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 7 7 3 1.50 15 Eighth Final Loss
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Oliver Achermann (F) 2022-2023 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds SL 23 15 17 32 6
2. Dan Kissel (F) 2022-2023 Stavanger Oilers Norway 24 11 17 28 2
3. Roman Dolana (F) 2022-2023 SC Weinfelden SwissDiv2 11 16 10 26 6
4. Nico Hischier (F) 2022-2023 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 10 16 26 2
5. Garry Nunn (F) 2022-2023 EHC Olten SL 13 8 18 26 6
6. Flavian Wyer (F) 2022-2023 EHC Raron SwissDiv2 11 7 19 26 35
7. Adrian Witschi (F) 2022-2023 SC Ursellen SwissDiv3 7 11 13 24 0
8. Maxime Montandon (D) 2022-2023 HC Sierre SL 25 6 16 22 12
9. Jérémy Gailland (F) 2022-2023 HCV Martigny MyHL 17 9 11 20 0
10. Sascha Zeiter (F) 2022-2023 EHC Saastal SwissDiv1 13 8 12 20 4
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tomas Dolana (F) 551 153 331 484
2. Beat Heldstab (D) 675 139 291 430
3. Dave Gardner (F) 144 210 178 388
4. Alain Brunold (F) 487 148 235 383
5. Stefan Ketola (F) 219 112 213 325
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Dave Gardner (F) 144 210 178 388
2. Pius-David Kuonen (F) 269 162 124 286
3. Luca Triulzi (F) 334 156 144 300
4. Tomas Dolana (F) 551 153 331 484
5. Alain Brunold (F) 487 148 235 383
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tomas Dolana (F) 551 153 331 484
2. Beat Heldstab (D) 675 139 291 430
3. Alain Brunold (F) 487 148 235 383
4. Andy Furrer (D) 758 107 216 323
5. Stefan Ketola (F) 219 112 213 325
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Fernando Heynen (D) 623 29 130 606
2. Marco Schüpbach (D) 496 40 159 478
3. Beat Heldstab (D) 675 139 430 473
4. Sandro Wiedmer (D) 518 49 197 441
5. Philippe Portner (D) 467 13 89 366
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Andy Furrer (D) 758 107 216 323
2. Beat Heldstab (D) 675 139 291 430
3. Fernando Heynen (D) 623 29 101 130
4. Tomas Dolana (F) 551 153 331 484
5. Sandro Wiedmer (D) 518 49 148 197
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Dave Gardner (F) 144 210 388 2.69
2. Brad Moran (F) 2 3 5 2.50
3. Juhani Tamminen (F) 9 9 22 2.44
4. Nathan Barrett (F) 3 4 7 2.33
5. Marco Charpentier (F) 2 2 4 2.00
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Dominic Forget (F) 2009-2010 NLB 46 44 61 105 2.28 36
2. Dave Gardner (F) 1984-1985 NLB 40 51 51 102 2.55 38
3. Cory Pecker (F) 2009-2010 NLB 41 40 61 101 2.46 34
4. Terry Yake (F) 2006-2007 NLB 45 26 53 79 1.76 40
5. Dave Gardner (F) 1983-1984 NLB 40 41 36 77 1.93 14
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Dave Gardner (F) 1984-1985 NLB 40 51 51 102 2.55 38
2. Dave Gardner (F) 1987-1988 SwissDiv1 20 50 22 72 3.60 -
3. Dominic Forget (F) 2009-2010 NLB 46 44 61 105 2.28 36
4. Dave Gardner (F) 1983-1984 NLB 40 41 36 77 1.93 14
5. Cory Pecker (F) 2009-2010 NLB 41 40 61 101 2.46 34
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Dominic Forget (F) 2009-2010 NLB 46 44 61 105 2.28 36
2. Cory Pecker (F) 2009-2010 NLB 41 40 61 101 2.46 34
3. Terry Yake (F) 2006-2007 NLB 45 26 53 79 1.76 40
4. Dave Gardner (F) 1984-1985 NLB 40 51 51 102 2.55 38
5. Stefan Ketola (F) 2000-2001 NLB 40 24 51 75 1.88 75
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Bruno Brechbühl (F) 2007-2008 NLB 47 12 13 25 0.53 104
2. Thomas Rüfenacht (F) 2006-2007 NLB 44 26 35 61 1.39 102
3. Troy Josephs (F) 2019-2020 SL 41 21 36 57 1.39 101
4. Raymond Wyssen (D) 1996-1997 SwissDiv1 22 7 7 14 0.64 99
5. Valentin Pilet (D) 2020-2021 SL 46 1 8 9 0.20 96
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 185 lbs 27.46
2021-2022 5'11" 185 lbs 28.03
2020-2021 6'0" 185 lbs 26.33
2019-2020 5'11" 183 lbs 25.96
2018-2019 6'0" 185 lbs 25.71
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