Munich has one more German Champion sine this weekend. For the first time in its 18 year history Munich’s professional ice hockey team EHC Red Bull München has won the German Ice Hockey Championship. The Red Bull owned team celebrated at Munich’s City Hall yesterday, April 25, 2016 and later, after an open double-decker bus ride through the city, in front of over 2,000 fans at the Coubertinplatz in Munich’s Olympiapark, Muenchen.de reported yesterday, April 25, 2016. You can have a look at the celebration in below video.
Mayor Dieter Reiter referred in his speech to the title as a "success for the city" and said that "Munich is now really only missing a Wimbledon champion." The Red Bulls had won the regular German Ice Hockey League (DEL) season and suffered only 2 defeats during the play-offs. The Final Play-Off series was won by a 4:0 sweep against the Grizzys from Wolfsburg.
After the establishment of the club Eishockeyclub HC München in 1998, HC Munich began playing in the lowest tier of German ice hockey. The club quickly moved up the ranks in German hockey in their first decade, winning league titles. In 2003 the club changed its name to Eishockeyclub München. After getting promoted in 2003 from the Bavarian League to the Oberliga, the senior team was outsourced from the club to the EHC München Spielbetriebs GmbH in 2004. The club gained promotion to the 2.Bundesliga, whose championship they won in 2010.
By July 2010, EHC München had earned promotion into Germany's top tier, the DEL. The club managed to reach the playoffs in its first season in the DEL. After financial problems the team got a new sponsor in 2012 and was renamed EHC Red Bull München. Since May 1, 2013, the company and the team have been owned by the Red Bull GmbH.