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 Stefan Schaidnagel
Head coach Marco Sturm
Assistants Tobias Abstreiter
Patrick Dallaire
Johannes Egelseer
Geoff Ward
Captain Dennis Seidenberg
Most games Udo Kießling (320)
Most points Erich Kühnhackl (210)
Team colors               
IIHF code GER
Germany national ice hockey team jerseys 2018 (WOG).png
Ranking
Current IIHF 8 Decrease 1
Highest IIHF 7 (first in 2018)
Lowest IIHF 13 (first in 2014)
First international
England  1–0 Germany 
(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 63 (first in 1930)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) (1930, 1953)
European Championships
Appearances 8 (first in 1910)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) (1910, 1911, 1914)
Olympics
Appearances 20 (first in 1928)
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver (2018)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze (1932, 1976)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pyeongchang Team
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
Silver medal – second place 1953 Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 1934 Italy
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 1910 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 1911 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1912 Austria-Hungary
Silver medal – second place 1914 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1913 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1927 Austria

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 Germany 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 (2017) 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 silver in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, when they lost to the Olympic Athletes From Russia 4-3 in overtime. It was the first time that Germany had reached the Gold Medal Game at the Winter Olympics. This was their best result, tied with 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]

Games Coach Captain Finish
Switzerland 1928 St. Moritz Erich Römer Walter Sachs 9th
United States 1932 Lake Placid Erich Römer Gustav Jaenecke  Bronze
Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Canada Val Hoffinger Rudi Ball 5th
Switzerland 1948 St. Moritz Did not compete
Norway 1952 Oslo Canada Joe Aitken Herbert Schibukat 8th
Italy 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo As United Team of Germany
Canada Frank Trottier Paul Ambros 6th
United States 1960 Squaw Valley As United Team of Germany
Karl Wild Heinz Henschel 6th
Austria 1964 Innsbruck As United Team of Germany
Egen, Holderied, Unsinn Ernst Trautwein 7th
France 1968 Grenoble Canada Ed Reigle Heinz Bader 7th
Japan 1972 Sapporo Gerhard Kießling Alois Schloder 7th
Austria 1976 Innsbruck Xaver Unsinn Alois Schloder  Bronze
United States 1980 Lake Placid Hans Rampf Rainer Philipp 10th
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo Xaver Unsinn Erich Kühnhackl 5th
Canada 1988 Calgary Xaver Unsinn Udo Kießling 5th
France 1992 Albertville Czechoslovakia Luděk Bukač Gerd Truntschka 7th
Norway 1994 Lillehammer Czechoslovakia Luděk Bukač Uli Hiemer 6th
Japan 1998 Nagano Canada George Kingston Dieter Hegen 9th
United States 2002 Salt Lake City Hans Zach Jürgen Rumrich 8th
Italy 2006 Turin Uwe Krupp Marcel Goc 10th
Canada 2010 Vancouver Uwe Krupp Marcel Goc 11th
Russia 2014 Sochi Did not qualify
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang Marco Sturm Marcel Goc  Silver
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
16 0 1 2 3

World Championship[edit]

  • 1930Won silver medal
  • 1933 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1934Won bronze medal
  • 1935 – Finished in 9th place
  • 1937 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1938 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1939 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1953Won 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 "B" Pool)
  • 2000 – Finished in 17th place (Won "B" Pool)
  • 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
  • 2016 – Finished in 7th place
  • 2017 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2018 – Finished in 11th place

European Championship[edit]

Games GP W T L GF GA Coach Captain Finish Rank
Switzerland 1910 Les Avants 3 2 0 1 17 5 ? ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
German Empire 1911 Berlin 3 3 0 0 20 1 ? ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Austria-Hungary 1912 Prague* 2 1 1 0 6 3 ? ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
German Empire 1913 Munich 3 1 0 2 21 16 ? ? Round-robin 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
German Empire 1914 Berlin 2 1 0 1 4 3 ? ? Round-robin 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1915–1920 No Championships (World War I).
Sweden 1921 Stockholm Did not participate.
Switzerland 1922 St. Moritz Did not participate.
Belgium 1923 Antwerp Did not participate.
Italy 1924 Milan Did not participate.
Czechoslovakia 1925 Štrbské Pleso, Starý Smokovec Did not participate.
Switzerland 1926 Davos Did not participate.
Austria 1927 Wien 5 3 0 2 10 7 ? ? Round-robin 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Hungary 1929 Budapest 2 0 0 2 1 3 ? ? First Round 8th
Germany 1932 Berlin 6 1 4 1 5 5 ? ? Final round 4th
  • 1912 Championship was later annulled because Austria was not a member of the IIHF at the time of the competition.

World Cup of Hockey[edit]

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

Canada Cup[edit]

  • 1984 – Finished in 6th place

Other Tournaments[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Marco Sturm

Number Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
5 D Korbinian HolzerA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1988-02-16) February 16, 1988 (age 30) United States Anaheim Ducks
21 F Nico Krämmer 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1992-10-23) October 23, 1992 (age 25) Germany Kölner Haie
22 F Matthias PlachtaA 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1991-05-16) May 16, 1991 (age 27) Germany Adler Mannheim
24 D Dennis SeidenbergC 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1981-07-18) July 18, 1981 (age 37) United States New York Islanders
27 F Sebastian Uvira 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1993-01-26) January 26, 1993 (age 25) Germany Kölner Haie
29 F Leon DraisaitlA 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1995-10-21) October 21, 1995 (age 22) Canada Edmonton Oilers
31 G Niklas Treutle 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-04-29) April 29, 1991 (age 27) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
32 D Oliver Mebus 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb) (1993-03-30) March 30, 1993 (age 25) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
35 G Mathias Niederberger 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-11-26) November 26, 1992 (age 25) Germany Düsseldorfer EG
36 D Yannic SeidenbergA 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1984-01-11) January 11, 1984 (age 34) Germany EHC Red Bull München
40 D Björn Krupp 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1991-03-06) March 6, 1991 (age 27) Germany Grizzlys Wolfsburg
41 D Jonas Müller 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1995-11-19) November 19, 1995 (age 22) Germany Eisbären Berlin
42 F Yasin Ehliz 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1992-12-30) December 30, 1992 (age 25) Germany Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
50 F Patrick HagerA 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 29) Germany EHC Red Bull München
51 G Timo Pielmeier 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1989-07-07) July 7, 1989 (age 29) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
58 F Markus Eisenschmid 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1995-01-22) January 22, 1995 (age 23) Germany Adler Mannheim
59 F Manuel Wiederer 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-11-21) November 21, 1996 (age 21) United States San Jose Barracuda
61 F Mirko Höfflin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-06-18) June 18, 1992 (age 26) Germany Schwenninger Wild Wings
65 F Marc Michaelis 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1995-07-31) July 31, 1995 (age 23) United States Minnesota State Mavericks
67 D Bernhard Ebner 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1990-09-12) September 12, 1990 (age 27) Germany Düsseldorfer EG
72 F Dominik Kahun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1995-07-02) July 2, 1995 (age 23) Germany EHC Red Bull München
86 F Daniel Pietta 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1986-12-09) December 9, 1986 (age 31) Germany Krefeld Pinguine
91 D Moritz MüllerA 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1986-11-19) November 19, 1986 (age 31) Germany Kölner Haie
92 F Marcel Noebels 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1992-03-14) March 14, 1992 (age 26) Germany Eisbären Berlin
95 F Frederik Tiffels 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1995-05-20) May 20, 1995 (age 23) United States Wheeling Nailers

Notable players[edit]

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