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HC Ambri-Piotta

Why not a real title for the “Champion of the Hearts”?

As in the championship, HC Ambrì-Piotta is also an "everyman's darling" at the Spengler Cup as a likeable outsider. The last time the Leventines took part in 2019, they caused a sensation - so why shouldn't 2022 be the year of the big coup?

HC Ambrì-Piotta is an ice hockey world heritage site and a gathering place for romantics from all over the world - a kind of ice hockey answer to the non-conformist FC St. Pauli. It's a small miracle that the club has managed to stay in the National League despite being so structurally weak in the region, and the club's leaders and broad following deserve a lot of credit for that. Last year, the club moved into its new stadium, the "Nuova Valascia" designed by Mario Botta. Despite all the nostalgia for the Valascia, this is an impressive achievement: to finance and realize a stadium project in the Leventina.

The new stadium may not make much difference to the prospects in the championship, Ambrì will not suddenly become a title contender because there are not enough financial resources for that, that is part of the charm of this magical club. But why not a coup at the Spengler Cup? The greatest successes in the club's history (apart from derby victories against Lugano...) Ambrì celebrated at European club tournaments: Twice Ambrì won the Continental Cup, in 1999 and 2000, in 1999 also the Super Cup thanks to a 2:0 in the Valascia against Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

"La Montanara", the mythical mountain anthem that is only sung when Ambrì wins, sounded just as beguilingly beautiful then as it will during the Spengler Cup in 2019. Under coach Luca Cereda, who once played for Ambrì himself, the outsiders caused quite a stir. The team won the first two games against Salavat Yulaev Ufa (4:1) and TPS Turku (3:0) in front of a sold-out crowd, before they were unlucky to lose to Ocelari Trinec in the semifinals (2:3). The winning goal was scored by Matej Stransky, who is now with HC Davos.

Ambrì's participation was such an enrichment that the team was invited back for the 2020 and 2021 hosts, which were cancelled due to the pandemic. And is now traveling to Davos once again. With its passion and heart Ambrì is an unpleasant opponent for all opponents. Why shouldn't the eternal "Champion of Hearts" crown itself once again with a real title in Davos?

Nr. Titel Birthdate Height (cm) Weight (Kg) Nationality
https://www.hcap.ch/ ePlayer Ambri-Piotta
Goalie
Nr. Titel Birthdate Height (cm) Weight (Kg) Nationality
35 Ludovic Waeber 19 AUG 1996 185 91 SUI
79 Daniel Manzato 17 JAN 1984 184 85 SUI
Defence
Nr. Titel Birthdate Height (cm) Weight (Kg) Nationality
17 Igor Jelovac 1 JAN 1995 195 98 SUI
21 Misha Moor 28 APR 1997 187 90 SUI
29 Michael Fora 30 OCT 1995 188 97 SUI
44 Nick Plastino 20 FEB 1986 180 90 CAN
5 Tobias Fohrler 6 SEP 1997 195 103 GER
55 Christian Pinana 16 MAR 1997 181 85 SUI
7 Isacco Dotti 20 JAN 1993 187 94 SUI
82 Michael Ngoy 10 JAN 1982 183 87 SUI
90 Jannik Fischer 29 JUN 1990 184 94 SUI
Forward
Nr. Titel Birthdate Height (cm) Weight (Kg) Nationality
10 Brian Flynn 26 JUL 1988 185 84 USA
13 Marco Mueller 21 JAN 1994 174 81 SUI
14 Giacomo Dal Pian 20 JUN 1993 175 84 SUI
16 Dominik Zwerger 16 JUL 1996 183 93 AUT
18 Noele Trisconi 8 MAY 1996 169 72 SUI
24 Elia Mazzolini 24 JUL 1996 183 84 SUI
26 Tommaso Goi 8 JAN 1990 179 74 ITA
33 Mattia Hinterkircher 6 MAR 1995 186 86 SUI
36 Matt D'Agostini 23 OCT 1986 184 93 CAN
65 Robert Sabolic 18 SEP 1988 183 90 SLO
71 Patrick Incir 11 OCT 1994 175 78 SUI
72 Floran Douay 7 FEB 1995 191 98 FRA
75 Joel Neuenschwander 2 OCT 1999 175 73 SUI
85 Marco Miranda 2 JUN 1998 190 93 SUI
88 Wojtek Wolski 24 FEB 1986 190 98 CAN
96 Chris Egli 19 MAR 1996 182 82 SUI
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