National League

The Dragons were able to present a positive result to their shareholders at their general assembly yesterday.

HC Fribourg-Gottéron generated revenue of CHF 19,457,995 and closes their financial year with a profit of CHF 701,148. It is only the second time in ten years that they were able to present a profit to their shareholders.

They will still have to pay back their Covid-19 loan, though. While they were able to repay around CHF 600,000, the rest of their loan still amounts to CHF 3 million. They aim to break even in three years.

They will also increase their budget for the upcoming season by CHF 700,000-800,000, as Hubert Waeber tells the Freiburger Nachrichten. One of the reasons for the increase is a sixth import player. Team manager/Head coach Christian Dubé will be able to look for another reinforcement for the team. According to La Liberté, he is keeping an eye on the market in North America.

As for their board of directors, former defenseman Lukas Gerber, who ended his career in 2013, has been formally elected as a new member. The other six members were re-elected for one year.

The Dragons were also able to announce that they have sold 7,500 season tickets - a new record for HCFG. However, more people would like to buy one which is why the club has created a waiting list. Only 500 standing and 500 seating tickets will go on sale.

According to La Liberté, president Hubert Waeber also disclosed the club's intention to promote women's hockey and E-sport in order to attract a new and younger audience.

( 07 July 2022 | mso )