Arno Del Curto has overcome many challenges during his 21-year tenure as the coach of HC Davos. 

It took 42 years for Davos to end its Spengler Cup title drought in 2001. That is more than an eternity compared to the 6-year dry spell Arno Del Curto’s team is currently going through after their last victory in 2011. That a half-decade still feels like a long time is a good sign - a very good one in fact. Since 1998, when HC Davos first reached the playoff finals under their cult coach, the team has always been good for a surprise.