Germany men's national ice hockey team

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Germany
Shirt badge/Association crest
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
Head coach Pat Cortina
Assistants Helmut de Raaf
Niklas Sundblad
Captain Frank Hördler
Most games Udo Kießling (320)
Most points Erich Kühnhackl (210)
IIHF code GER
IIHF ranking 13 Decrease2
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 13 (2014)
Team colors                    
Germany national hockey team jerseys.png
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 Team
Silver 1953 Switzerland Team
Bronze 1934 Italy Team

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.

History[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.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following players were selected for the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of Birth Club
30 Philipp Grubauer L 85 cm 84 kg 25 November 1991 United States Hershey Bears
33 Danny aus den Birken L 186 cm 89 kg 15 February 1985 Germany Kölner Haie
72 Rob Zepp L 186 cm 88 kg 7 September 1981 Germany Eisbären Berlin
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
2 Denis Reul R 193 cm 106 kg 28 June 1989 Germany Adler Mannheim
3 Justin Krueger R 190 cm 98 kg 6 October 1986 Switzerland SC Bern
34 Benedikt Kohl R 180 cm 84 kg 31 March 1988 Germany Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
48 Frank Hördler L 183 cm 90 kg 11 April 1984 Germany Eisbären Berlin
81 Torsten Ankert R 188 cm 100 kg 17 June 1986 Germany Kölner Haie
82 Sinan Akdag L 190 cm 98 kg 5 November 1989 Germany Krefeld Pinguine
90 Constantin Braun L 191 cm 92 kg 11 March 1988 Germany Eisbären Berlin
91 Moritz Mueller L 187 cm 91 kg 19 November 1986 Germany Kölner Haie
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of Birth Club
9 Tobias Rieder L 180 cm 80 kg 10 January 1993 United States Portland Pirates
17 Marcus Kink L 186 cm 97 kg 13 January 1985 Germany Adler Mannheim
18 Kai Hospelt L 185 cm 86 kg 23 August 1985 Germany Adler Mannheim
19 Thomas Oppenheimer R 186 cm 87 kg 16 December 1988 Germany Hamburg Freezers
22 Matthias Plachta L 184 cm 101 kg 16 May 1991 Germany Adler Mannheim
28 Frank Mauer R 184 cm 90 kg 12 Aprill 1988 Germany Adler Mannheim
29 Alexander Barta R 180 cm 82 kg 2 February 1983 Germany EHC München
36 Yannic Seidenberg L 172 cm 82 kg 11 January 1984 Germany EHC München
42 Yasin Ehliz L 177 cm 84 kg 30 December 1992 Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
55 Felix Schütz L 178 cm 84 kg 3 November 1987 Russia Admiral Vladivostok
63 Alexander Weiss L 187 cm 89 kg 29 January 1987 Germany Kölner Haie
71 Leon Draisaitl L 189 cm 96 kg 27 October 1995 Canada Edmonton Oilers
86 Daniel Pietta L 184 cm 94 kg 9 December 1986 Germany Krefeld Pinguine
92 Marcel Noebels L 189 cm 87 kg 14 March 1992 United States Adirondack Phantoms

Team officials[edit]

Competition results[edit]

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

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
  • 2014 – Finished in 14th place

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 Cup of Hockey record[edit]

  • 1996 – lost in quarterfinals
  • 2004 – lost in quarterfinals

Canada Cup record[edit]

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

Notable former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster: GER - Germany" (PDF). IIHF World Championship. International Ice Hockey Federation. 2014-05-09. 

External links[edit]