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
General Manager Marco Sturm
Head coach Marco Sturm
Assistants Jeff Tomlinson
Geoff Ward
Captain Michael Wolf
Most games Udo Kießling (320)
Most points Erich Kühnhackl (210)
IIHF code GER
IIHF ranking 13 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 8 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 13 (first in 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)
 Canada 10–0 Germany 
(Prague, Czech Republic; 3 May 2015)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 60 (first in 1930)
Best result 2nd (1930, 1953)
IIHF European Championships
Appearances 9
Best result 2nd (1910, 1911, 1914)
Olympics
Appearances 12 (first in 1928)
Medals 3rd (1932, 1976)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1932 Lake Placid Team
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Innsbruck Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1930 Austria/France/Germany Team
Silver medal – second place 1953 Switzerland Team
Bronze medal – third place 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.

Competition results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1928 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1932Won bronze medal
  • 1936 – Finished tied in 5th place
  • 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

World Championship[edit]

  • 1930 – Won silver medal
  • 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
  • 1953 – Won Silver medal
  • 1954 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1955 – Finished in 6th place
  • 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
  • 2015 – Finished in 10th place

European Championship[edit]

  • 1911 – Won silver medal
  • 1912 – Won silver medal
  • 1913 – Won bronze medal
  • 1914 – Won silver medal
  • 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[edit]

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

Canada Cup[edit]

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Pat Cortina

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D Krueger, JustinJustin Krueger 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) (1986-10-06) 6 October 1986 (age 28) Switzerland SC Bern
9 F Rieder, TobiasTobias Rieder 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 22) United States Arizona Coyotes
13 D Daschner, StephanStephan Daschner 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1988-08-05) 5 August 1988 (age 26) Germany Düsseldorfer EG
15 D Baxmann, JensJens Baxmann 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1985-03-24) 24 March 1985 (age 30) Germany Eisbären Berlin
16 F Wolf, MichaelMichael WolfC 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) (1981-01-24) 24 January 1981 (age 34) Germany München
17 F Kink, MarcusMarcus KinkA 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) (1985-01-13) 13 January 1985 (age 30) Germany Adler Mannheim
18 F Hospelt, KaiKai Hospelt 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1985-08-23) 23 August 1985 (age 29) Germany Adler Mannheim
19 F Oppenheimer, ThomasThomas Oppenheimer 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 26) Germany Hamburg Freezers
21 F Krämmer, NicoNico Krämmer 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) (1992-10-23) 23 October 1992 (age 22) Germany Hamburg Freezers
22 F Plachta, MatthiasMatthias Plachta 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700199000000000000099 kg (218 lb) (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 24) Germany Adler Mannheim
33 G aus den Birken, DannyDanny aus den Birken 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1985-02-15) 15 February 1985 (age 30) Germany Kölner Haie
34 D Kohl, BenediktBenedikt Kohl 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1988-03-31) 31 March 1988 (age 27) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
36 F Seidenberg, YannicYannic Seidenberg 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1984-01-11) 11 January 1984 (age 31) Germany München
37 F Reimer, PatrickPatrick ReimerA 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 32) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
40 D Krupp, BjörnBjörn Krupp 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 24) Germany EHC Wolfsburg
42 F Ehliz, YasinYasin Ehliz 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 (age 22) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
44 G Endras, DennisDennis Endras 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1985-07-14) 14 July 1985 (age 30) Germany Adler Mannheim
47 F Ullmann, ChristophChristoph Ullmann 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1983-05-19) 19 May 1983 (age 32) Germany Adler Mannheim
50 F Hager, PatrickPatrick Hager 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1988-09-08) 8 September 1988 (age 26) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
51 G Pielmeier, TimoTimo Pielmeier 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) (1989-07-07) 7 July 1989 (age 26) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
55 D Köppchen, PatrickPatrick Köppchen 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) (1980-06-21) 21 June 1980 (age 35) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
77 D Goc, NikolaiNikolai Goc 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1986-06-17) 17 June 1986 (age 29) Germany Adler Mannheim
86 F Pietta, DanielDaniel Pietta 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 28) Germany Krefeld Pinguine
91 D Müller, MoritzMoritz Müller 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 28) Germany Kölner Haie
93 F Raedeke, BrentBrent Raedeke 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1990-05-29) 29 May 1990 (age 25) Germany Iserlohn Roosters

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