Germany men's national ice hockey team

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Germany
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The Coat of arms of Germany is the badge used on the players jerseys.
Nickname(s) Träger der Adler (The Eagle Carriers)
Association Deutscher Eishockey-Bund
General Manager Klaus Merk
Head coach Pat Cortina
Assistants Andreas Brockmann
Niklas Sundblad
Captain Christian Ehrhoff
Most games Udo Kießling (320)
Most points Erich Kühnhackl (210)
IIHF code GER
IIHF ranking 11 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 12 (first in 2006)
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First international
 Germany 9–1 Switzerland  
(Montreux, Switzerland; 10 January 1910)
Biggest win
 Germany 14–0 Yugoslavia Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 10 February 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Soviet Union 10–0 Germany 
(Zug, Switzerland; 7 December 1990)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 60 (first in 1930)
Best result 2 (1930, 1953)
IIHF European Championships and World Cup
Appearances 9
Best result 2 (1910, 1911, 1914)
Olympics
Appearances 12 (first in 1928)
Medals Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 1932, 1976
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze 1932 Lake Placid Team
Bronze 1976 Innsbruck Team
World Championship
Silver 1930 Austria/France/Germany Germany
Silver 1953 Switzerland Germany
Bronze 1934 Italy Germany

The German men's national ice hockey team first participated in serious international competition at the 1911 European Hockey Championship. When Germany was split after World War II, a separate East German national ice hockey team existed until 1990. By 1991, the East German teams and players were merged into the Deutscher Eishockey-Bund association.

The team[edit]

The team is not considered to be as elite as Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden or the United States, but they are ranked 8th in the world by the IIHF. Since re-unification, their best recent results include finishing 6th place at the 2003 World Championships where they lost a close quarter-final match in overtime to Canada, and 4th at the 2010 World Championships where they lost to Sweden in the bronze medal game. Previously, they finished third in the European Group and qualified for the quarter-finals at the 1996 World Cup after a surprising 7–1 victory against the Czech Republic. In the 1992 Olympics, they lost to Canada 4–3 in an overtime shoot-out in the quarter-finals.

Germany has never won an international competition, and their most recent medal was bronze in the 1976 Olympic Winter Games. This was their best result as well as a silver medal at the 1930 World Championships.

There are 25,934 registered players in Germany (0.03% of its population).

Team Germany finished in 4th place at the 2010 IIHF World Championship, their best placement since 1953.

Current roster[edit]

The following players were selected for the Olympic qualification tournament from 7 to 10 February 2013:[1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of Birth Club
1 Dimitri Kotschnew L 184 cm 85 kg 15 July 1981 Germany Hamburg Freezers
44 Dennis Endras L 182 cm 80 kg 14 July 1985 Germany Adler Mannheim
72 Robert Zepp L 186 cm 88 kg 7 Sep. 1981 Germany Eisbären Berlin
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
15 Jens Baxmann L 181 cm 86 kg 24 Mar. 1985 Germany Eisbären Berlin
27 Bernhard Ebner L 185 cm 85 kg 12 Sep. 1990 Germany Düsseldorfer EG
34 Benedikt Kohl R 180 cm 82 kg 31 Mar. 1988 Germany Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
43 Felix Petermann L 183 cm 90 kg 11 Apr. 1984 Germany EHC Munich
77 Nikolai Goc L 182 cm 98 kg 17 Jun. 1986 Germany Adler Mannheim
90 Constantin Braun L 191 cm 92 kg 11 Mar. 1988 Germany Eisbären Berlin
91 Moritz Müller L 187 cm 91 kg 19 Nov. 1986 Germany Kölner Haie
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
9 Jerome Flaake L 190 cm 96 kg 2 Mar. 1990 Germany Hamburg Freezers
16 Michael Wolf R 178 cm 85 kg Jsn. 24, 1981 Germany Iserlohn Roosters
17 Marcus Kink L 186 cm 98 kg 13 Jan. 1985 Germany Adler Mannheim
18 Kai Hospelt L 185 cm 87 kg 23 Aug. 1985 Germany Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
24 Andre Rankel L 186 cm 95 kg 27 Aug. 1985 Germany Eisbären Berlin
25 Marcel Müller L 193 cm 100 kg 10 Jul. 1988 Sweden MODO Hockey
29 Alexander Barta R 180 cm 83 kg 2 Feb. 1983 Sweden Rögle BK
37 Patrick Reimer R 179 cm 86 kg 10 Dec. 1982 Germany Nürnberg Ice Tigers
54 Garrett Festerling R 177 cm 78 kg 3 Mar. 1986 Germany Hamburg Freezers
55 Felix Schütz L 178 cm 89 kg 3 Nov. 1987 Germany Kölner Haie
86 Daniel Pietta L 184 cm 92 kg 9 Dec. 1986 Germany Krefeld Pinguine
87 Philip Gogulla L 188 cm 88 kg 31 Jul. 1987 Germany Kölner Haie
89 David Wolf L 191 cm 99 kg 15 Sep. 1989 Germany Hamburg Freezers

Team officials[edit]

2010 Olympics roster[edit]

See Germany at the 2010 Winter Olympics: Ice hockey

Olympic record[edit]

  • 1928 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1932Won bronze medal
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 5th place
  • 1948 – Do not participate
  • 1952 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1956 – Finished in 6th place (United Team of Germany)
  • 1960 – Finished in 6th place (United Team of Germany)
  • 1964 – Finished in 7th place (United Team of Germany)
  • 1968 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1972 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1976Won bronze medal
  • 1980 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1984 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1988 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2014 – Did not qualify

Canada Cup record[edit]

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

World Cup of Hockey record[edit]

  • 1996 – lost in quarter-finals
  • 2004 – lost in quarter-finals

European Championship record[edit]

  • 1910 – Did not participate
  • 1911 – Won silver medal
  • 1912 – Won silver medal
  • 1913 – Won bronze medal
  • 1914 – Won silver medal
  • 1921–1926 did not participate
  • 1927 – Won bronze medal
  • 1929 – not ranked
  • 1930 – Won gold medal
  • 1932 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1934 – Won gold medal
  • 1936 – Won bronze medal
  • 1937 – Won bronze medal
  • 1938 – Won bronze medal
  • 1939 – Won bronze medal
  • 1953 – Won silver medal

World Championship record[edit]

  • 1930 – Won silver medal
  • 1931 – Did not participate
  • 1933 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1934 – Won bronze medal
  • 1935 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1938 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1939 – Finished in 5th placel
  • 1947 – 1951 – Did not participate
  • 1953 – Won Silver medal
  • 1954 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1955 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1957 – Did not participate
  • 1958 – Did not participate
  • 1959 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1961 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1962 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1963 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1965 – Finished in 11th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1966 – Finished in 9th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 1967 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1969 – Finished in 10th place (4th in "B" Pool)
  • 1970 – Finished in 8th place (2nd in "B" Pool)
  • 1971 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1972 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1973 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1974 – Finished in 9th place (3rd in "B" Pool)
  • 1975 – Finished in 8th place (2nd in "B" Pool)
  • 1976 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1977 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1978 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1979 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1981 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1982 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1983 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1985 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1986 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1987 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1989 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1990 – Finished in 7th place
  • 1991 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1992 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1993 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1994 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1995 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1996 – Finished in 8th place
  • 1997 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1998 – Finished in 11th place
  • 1999 – Finished in 20th place (4th in the "Pool B")
  • 2000 – Finished in 17th place (Won the "Pool B")
  • 2001 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2002 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2003 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 17th place (Won Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 – Finished in 9th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 15th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 9th place

Former notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster: GER - Germany" (PDF). Ice Hockey Final Olympic Qualification Tournament. International Ice Hockey Federation. 2013-02-08. 

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