Four championships titles and one cup win in the last six years. The Eisbären Berlin have not only established themselves as top team but also are the measure of all things in the German Eishockey League (DEL). Manager Peter John Lee created a unique development programme for young players. That is why more than 10 players from the Eisbären had their first fielding in the German national team.
2009/2010 the Eisbären set a new preliminary record with 123 points and had an advance of 25 points to the second place. Unfortunately the quarter final in the Play-Offs was the final destination. They lost narrowly against the later runners up Augsburg with 2:3.
In 2008 the Eisbären moved from the "Wellblechpalast" in Hohenschönhausen to the o2 World in Friedrichshain and delighted the city right from the beginning on. With almost 500,000 people visiting the o2 World during the premiere season, the Eisbären increased the spectator's average up to 14.000 spectators per game. Powered by the indefatigable fan curve the atmosphere in the o2 world is second to none.
The roots of the Eisbären reach back to the 15-times East German Champion Dynamo Berlin. Since the wall came down the Eisbären have been one of the few sports teams of the former East that managed to establish themselves in the highest Division of their respective sport. After struggling for the first few seasons the Eisbären found their way back to their winning ways of the Dynamo tradition in the late Nineties. With Anschutz Entertainment Group taking over in 1999 a new era for the Eisbären started. The professional structure and economic stability lay the foundation for the most successful period of the club history nowadays.
The success story should be continued in the following years in the o2 world. Native talents such as foreign top players will be forming team. This mixture was the guarantor of success in the recent seasons and it will be for years
Coach Don Jackson continues to rely on local talent and foreign top players. This mix - and between young and old - was in the past few seasons, a winning formula and will certainly influence the long term success story of the Eisbären Berlin. In Semptember 2012, the Eisbären welcomed two former NHL-Players in Berlin: Claude Giroux and Daniel Brière.
Six championship titles and one time winner of the German Pokal since 2005. The Eisbären established themselves as one of Germany’s top team and are setting new standards in the DEL.
For the DEL season Berlin’s eishockey team number one wants to enthusiast its spectators with loads of home victories. A good starting position in the Play-Offs is the goal for 2012/2013. Afterwards, everything can happen.