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|Landshuter Eishockey Spielbetriebs-GmbH (LES) Image:|
Eislaufverein Landshut (EVL)
|Facility: Eisstadion am Gutenbergweg|
|Name:||Eisstadion am Gutenbergweg|
|Address:|| Gutenbergweg 32
|Owner:||City of Landshut|
|Standings (last five years):|
|2008/2009||Play-Off-Quarterfinals (2nd Bundesliga) (Regular Season: 5th Place)|
|2007/2008||Play-Off-Finals (2nd Bundesliga) (Regular Season: 2nd Place)|
|2006/2007||Play-Off-Semifinals (2nd Bundesliga) (Regular Season: 5th Place)|
|2005/2006||Play-Off-Quarterfinals (2nd Bundesliga) (Regular Season: 2nd Place)|
|2004/2005||Play-Off-Quarterfinals (2nd Bundesliga) (Regular Season: 6th Place)|
The Landshut Cannibals are an ice hockey team from Landshut, lower Bavaria which plays in the German 2nd Bundesliga. The Organization was founded in 1948 and hosts its home games in the Eisstadion am Gutenbergweg.
The Cannibals were founded in 1948, but hockey had been played in Landshut since 1934. In 1957 the Bundesliga was founded and Landshut was put in the 2nd League. In 1963 Landshut won the championship in league two and was promoted to the Bundesliga. After that the Cannibals won the national championships in 1970 and 1983. From 1994 to 1999 the team was part of the new founded DEL. In the first season they lost the finals whit 2 to 3 games against the Kölner Haie. In spring 1999 the franchise was bought by the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) und moved to Munich where the Munich Barons were formed.
After that hockey in Landshut began new in the 3rd league (Oberliga) in 1999/2000. In the 2001/2002 season the Cannibals won the championship and advanced to the 2nd Bundesliga where they lost the 2004 finals against EHC Wolfsburg in four games. In the 2006/2007 season they were eliminated by Wolfsburg in three games in the semifinals after a 5th place in the regular season. In 2008 they lost the finals in five games against the Kassel Huskies.
Former important players Edit
Many important hockey players played in Landshut or learned playing hockey there.
- Erich Kühnhackl
- Alois Schloder
- Gerd Truntschka
- Bernd Truntschka
- Helmut Steiger
- Udo Kiessling
- Marco Sturm
- Christoph Schubert
- Mike Bullard
- Hans Zach
- Bernhard Englbrecht
- Wallace Schreiber
- Petr Briza
- Pavel Bure (played 1 game: 3 goals)
- Peter Douris
- Dean Evason
- Gino Cavallini
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