50 years EVZ - an amazing anniversary year!
50 years EVZ - For a living Zug! That was the slogan of the EVZ anniversary year and it could not have been more fitting. From January 2, from the first game of the year to the last game on December 22, 2017 was celebrated. For all of them something - EVZ has thanked its numerous circle of people in the anniversary year.
50 years after its foundation, EVZ is now much more than just a hockey team. EVZ inspires a whole region with top-level ice hockey - it enables many young people to be trained in sports, professionally and personally - it is socially very committed and is today an important employer in the Canton of Zug. EVZ has deep regional roots and is the social meeting place in Zug, for young and old, across all social strata. The EVZ ensures a lively Zug.
At the end of the anniversary year, all we have to say is: Thank you! Thank you for your support over the last 50 years and also in this very special EVZ anniversary year. Let us look back on the anniversary year together. Have fun!
Kick Off - 2 January
EVZ kicked off the anniversary with its first match of the year against Geneva in the sold-out BOSSARD Arena on 2 January. Zug has been playing in the highest league for 30 years now, which is why the match was also played in the beautiful retrodress of the last NLA promotion in 1987. Before the start of the match, spectators in front of the BOSSARD Arena were greeted with drinks by the Board of Directors, the and the management of EVZ, and on the ice the focus was once more on the whole EVZ junior department, who officially opened the anniversary celebrations.
To the video and photo gallery.
Flags for EVZ
As of 2 January, large flags and posters were hung all over the canton of Zug. The EVZ flag campaign was supported by countless window flags, car pennants and stickers, which were sent to all seasonal subscribers in a special anniversary package.
2017 was our year - with a large presence in the Canton of Zug and the whole region. Together, "FOR A LIVING ZUG".
Founding assembly - 5 May
50 years after the founding assembly, which took place on 5 May 1967 at the Hotel Lindenhof in Baar, the 50 years of history were celebrated on 5 May 2017 in the BOSSARD Arena with around 850 invited guests and the 50th anniversary film was shown for the first time.
See the EVZ anniversary film!
The already established and popular "Fit4Zug" health project was carried out on a larger scale during the anniversary year. From May to July, the EVZ was on the move with "Fit4Zug" in all eleven municipalities in Zug and was looking for the fittest Zug municipality. We found them: Congratulations Neuheim!
Between May and July, the ECC was able to inspire more than 3,500 Zugers to participate in active sports activities with the first team. Neuheim mobilized the most participants in relation to the number of inhabitants and is therefore elected by the Health Directorate of Zug and the ECC as the fittest municipality in Zug.
Further impressions can be found here: Fit4Zug 2017
Zug Bull Parade
Bulls for the next generation in culture and sport: as part of the Zug Bull Market in 2016, the Zug Bull Parade was launched by the association for creative movement. During one year blank bulls were sold, designed by artists and exhibited on private and public grounds. In front of the BOSSARD Arena square in 2017, the works were presented as a herd, auctioned off and awarded prizes. The entire proceeds of the Zug Bull Parade will be donated to young talents in culture and sport. The EVZ was a partner of the Zug Bull Parade.
More information and "Making Of" of the EVZ-Stier: Zug Bull Parade
What a weekend! From Friday from 5 p.m. to Sunday, 8 p.m. in and around the BOSSARD Arena was celebrated! Festivity, bands, lots of hockey and legends from 50 years EVZ! The varied programme offered something for everyone. But see for yourself - pictures say more than 1000 words!
All videos and photos can be found here: EVZ festival!
EVZ at Zug Fair
On the occasion of the anniversary celebrations during the year 2017, EVZ was represented with a unique appearance at the Zug Fair from 21 to 29 October 2017. The spectacular EVZ appearance at the 46th Zug Fair impressed the visitors.
Click here for the gallery: EVZ at the Zuger Messe!
End of the anniversary year
On Friday, 22 December, 2017 with the last EVZ home game of the year, we finished the anniversary year 2017. In the afternoon, the Coca-Cola Christmas truck visited the arena square with many attractions for young and old. The highlight of the match against SC Bern was, apart from the fire show and the great choreo of the fans, the special "1967" jerseys on which the fans could immortalize themselves and with which the first team played the game.