HC Davos coach leaves after 22-years in charge

HC Davos have parted company with their long tenured Head Coach Arno Del Curto who has been in charge of the Swiss side since 1996.

Del Curto had also been serving as the teams General Manager as well as coach since 2010, and is understood to no longer be in either role.

Davos are currently in 11th spot in the 12 team NLA, and have seen their form and league standings gradually decline over the last few seasons, finishing fifth two years ago, and sixth last year.

A former player during the 1970s, Del Curto made the move into coaching in 1980 with Swiss side Buochs, before he began a 22-year relationship with HC Davos in 1996.

During his years in charge, Davos became a true powerhouse of Swiss hockey, winning six league titles and finishing inside the top three 10 times.

With Del Curto at the helm, Davos also won three Spengler Cup’s and was named NLA Coach of the Year three times.

After Davos announced they were parting ways with the 62-year-old, they announced an end of an era, stating the management hope to move on after a bad start to their season.

Davos face a meeting with Rapperswil in a Swiss cup matchup which will be the first game without Del Curto since 1996, and no replacement has been announced yet as assistant coaches Remo Gross and Sandro Rizzi likely to take control for the time being.

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