East Germany national ice hockey team

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East Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
IIHF code GDR
First international
Poland  8 – 3  East Germany
(January 28, 1951)
Biggest win
 East Germany 20 – 0 France 
(March 12, 1980)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 25 – 2  East Germany
(October 17, 1951)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 26 (first in 1957)
Best result 5th (1957, 1965, 1966, 1970)
IIHF European Championships and World Cup
Appearances 1
Best result 3rd (1966)
Olympics
Appearances 1 (first in 1968)
East Germany vs. Norway in 1974.

The East German national men's ice hockey team was a national ice hockey team created in 1951 to represent the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The team competed in many international competitions, including several in which they competed with the top teams for medals, but managed to win only the European Championship bronze medal in 1966. The only time they competed in the Olympics was in Grenoble in 1968. They scored 13 goals in 7 games, but didn't manage to win any games leaving them with no points in the standings. From that on the team refused to participate in Olympic hockey, but participated in other tournaments. The team folded in 1990 just before the German reunification.

  1. First Game:  East Germany 3-8  Poland January 28, 1951[1]
  2. Biggest Win:  East Germany 20-0  France March 12, 1980
  3. Biggest Loss:  Czechoslovakia 25-2  East Germany October 17, 1951

Olympic record[edit]

1968 Winter Olympic team

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1956 - Finished in 11th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1957 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1958 - Did not participate
  • 1959 - Finished in 9th place
  • 1961 - Did not participate
  • 1962 - Did not participate
  • 1963 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1965 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1966 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1967 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1969 - Finished in 7th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1970 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1971 - Finished in 9th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1972 - Finished in 9th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1973 - Finished in 7th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1974 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1975 - Finished in 7th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1976 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1977 - Finished in 9th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1978 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1979 - Finished in 10th place (2nd in "B" Pool)
  • 1981 - Finished in 12th place (4th in "B" Pool)
  • 1982 - Finished in 9th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1983 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1985 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1986 - Finished in 11th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1987 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "B" Pool)
  • 1989 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "B" Pool)
  • 1990 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "B" Pool)
  • 1991 and onward - Did not participate (see German national ice hockey team)

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